18th Dec 2020 | Premier League

Theo Logical At The Price

The former Gooner is enjoying a renaissance back at his first club. Despite recent goals, he is a long way down the list of likely scorers with the bookies.

Given the league table, it would be very easy just to back Southampton to win here at best odds of 6/1 with WilliamHill and be done with it!

Nothing wrong with keeping it simple, but we’re pushing the boat out by backing resurgent Theo Walcott as first goalscorer at 18/1 with Skybet. Nearly the best price out there, but with the added bonus that we can go each-way and get paid out at 1/3rd odds if he finds the net later in the match instead.

The former England starlet has broken the deadlock in 2 recent matches, including midweek at the Emirates. The 31-year-old may even recall fond memories of scoring first against Man City, for the Gunners, in the week before Christmas in 2016.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:38 18th Dec, 2020 but subject to change