Do you like your first goalscorer bets at chunky prices? We thought so. Read on to find out why Everton’s Samuel Eto’o looks a sizzling bet to break the deadlock against FC Krasnodar.
Everton have been fantastic value in the Europa League this season, where they’ve already sealed top spot in Group H with a game to spare.
Said game comes against basement boys FC Krasnodar, whom the high-flying Toffees have already drawn against on their travels, thanks to Eto’o pouncing with just eight minutes left on the clock.
The former Inter, Barcelona and Chelsea hotshot has started three of five Europa League fixtures and has now been boosted from 9/2 out to 6/1 to open the scoring on matchday six.
Eto’o has also found his way onto the scoresheet four times already in Everton blue this season, proving there is still plenty of sharpness in the four-time African Player of the Year’s 33-year-old legs.
The three-time Champions League winner is clearly relishing the opportunity he’s been given by Roberto Martinez since Chelsea let him move on, and in Europe he and Everton look like going a long way.
Adding more substance to this punt is the fact Everton have been ahead by half-time in both their previous home outings in this season’s Europa League, before going on to record big wins over Wolfsburg and Lille.
Eto’o also scored twice at home against Krasnodar during his final full season playing for Anzhi in the Russian Premier League during the 2012/13 campaign, so is very familiar with this particular opposition.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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