Ahead of Southampton’s trip to Norwich, it is interesting to study the recent form of Saints captain Rickie Lambert, who is 6/1 to notch the opener in this match.
Southampton’s top scorer, Lambert’s last six goals have all come away from home, boding well for punters backing him to do the business at Carrow Road.
And for punters taking advantage of Ladbrokes’ Threesy promotion, Lambert will be an even more popular selection.
Somewhat ironically, the last goal he did register at St. Mary’s came against Norwich, and Lambert could be set to put the Canaries to the sword again here, and bag for the sixth time in his last seven away appearances.
If he does so, those who have backed the striker through their mobile phone will be hoping he goes on to hit a hat-trick, which would see them paid out at treble the 6/1 first scorer odds.
As an alternative incentive to back Lambert meanwhile, the opportunity to claim a refund in the form of a free bet will be prominent if the forward fails to score first.
Such an event would be triggered by three different Saints scorers finding the net in the game, offering a great safety net to first scorer backers.
With these offers available across all the weekend’s Premier League games though, it could be worth looking at Everton’s home clash with Wigan for a potential first scorer punt.
Penalty and set-piece specialist Leighton Baines looks big at 11/1 to breach the top flight’s worst defence first, and the chance to earn a refund should encourage serious consideration to that price.
And it is correct score market punters who can benefit from the final leg of the Threesy promotion, with losing selections in this market refunded as a free bet if the game in question finishes 3-0.
Another look at Carrow Road could be fruitful, given that three of the last five meetings between Norwich and Southampton have ended 2-2.
Punters can have 14/1 about that outcome, and be refunded whilst also collecting on 18/1 odds should Lambert score first in a 3-0 Saints victory.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.