6th Feb 2021 | Premier League

Watkins Lies In Wait

Aston Villa rank 3rd for shots attempted per game, only behind City and Liverpool, with their new centre forward having his fair share. Arsenal rank 11th in the same metric.

Aston Villa have hit some inconsistency in an otherwise stellar campaign, but Ollie Watkins remains a man in form and should be backed as First Goalscorer at best odds of 6/1 with BetFair.

The former Brentford striker has hit the ground running with 9 Premier League goals since he opened his account with a hat-trick against Liverpool in October. He always looks likely, averaging 3 shots per match (7th best in PL) and has 3 goals in his last 4 outings.

The bookies think Lacazette and Aubameyang are more likely scorers but neither can match Watkins’ numbers in 2020-21. The Villa man’s cause may be furthered helped by the suspensions of Leno and Luiz after their red cards at Molineux.

Back Watkins each-way with Betfair and get paid out at 1/3rd odds if he scores the 2nd-5th goal of the match instead.

1pt First Goalscorer: Ollie Watkins 6/1 e/w with Betfair
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:46 6th Feb, 2021 but subject to change