The Goalscorer Gamble: Guidetti to continue hot streak

Can John Guidetti continue his scoring form when Celtic travel to Aberdeen?
Can John Guidetti continue his scoring form when Celtic travel to Aberdeen?
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Dan Fitch is on hand with five goalscorer tips and is backing John Guidetti to find the target for Celtic.

"The chief goal threat for Celta Vigo is Joaquin Larrivey, who has scored seven goals to become one of La Liga’s top scorers."

Back Larrivey at 5.85/1 to score the first goal.

After some success in recent weeks it was back down to earth with a bang last weekend. Only Sergio Aguero delivered for us, though if the tardy Robert Lewandowski had scored the first rather than second goal in Bayern Munich's match with Borussia Dortmund, then we would have finished in profit.

Our mission to get back to winning ways starts in the Premier League with West Ham's game with Aston Villa. The visitors have lost six straight games, conceding 15 games en-route.

They face a West Ham side in rude form, especially in front of goal. The Hammers have found the net in all but one of their games this season. The most consistent of their goalscorers is new signing Diafra Sakho, who has plundered seven goals in eight appearances.

Sakho was an injury doubt for this game but looks likely to have recovered from his shoulder knock to start against Villa. At odds of 2.427/5 to add to his tally, Sakho represents good value.

Another in-form Premier League striker is QPR's Charlie Austin. The English forward has scored five goals in nine games, including three goals in the last two matches. 

Austin is of particular interest because his side are facing the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, who are heavy favourites against the relegation candidates. This have puffed up Austin's price, against a defence in disarray and with only one clean sheet from their last six games. Let's take a punt on Austin to score the first goal at 13.012/1.

Also available at juicy odds today is Serie A's top scorer. Napoli's Jose Callejon has scored eight goals this season but with an away trip to Fiorentina on the menu this weekend, his odds have soared.

This might make sense if Fiorentina were not languishing in tenth, with only one clean sheet from their last four games. Given these circumstances the likely odds of 3.9 for Callejon to find the net, cannot be ignored.

Next we move to Spain for Celta Vigo's match with Granada. Currently sixth, Celta Vigo beat Barcelona last weekend and have only suffered one defeat all season.

They face a side in contrasting form. Granada are hovering outside of the relegation and are without a win in six, conceding 15 goals along the way.

The chief goal threat for Celta Vigo is Joaquin Larrivey, who has scored seven goals to become one of La Liga's top scorers. Now 30, the Argentine is something of a late bloomer, having never been prolific until this season. Let's back him at 5.85/1 to continue his run and score the first goal.

Finally we head to Scotland for Celtic's trip to Aberdeen. The player we're focusing on is the Swedish striker John Guidetti, who seems to have found a spiritual home in Parkhead, having been something of a wanderer in his short career.

Still only 22, Guidetti is on loan from Manchester City and has had short-term spells at Brommapojkarna, Burnley, Feyenoord and Stoke, before joining Celtic. Since signing for the Scottish champions, Guidetti has scored nine goals in as many games.

This includes six goals in Guidetti's last four appearances. He faces an Aberdeen team that are fifth in the Premiership and in decent form but Celtic have only failed to score in one of their last 15 games. Back Guidetti to add to his tally at 2.35/4.


Recommended Bets
Best Bet: Back Guidettti to score at 2.35/4
Back Sakho to score at 2.427/5
Back Austin to score first at 13.012/1
Back Callejon to score at 3.9
Back Larrivey to score first at 5.85/1

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