Price Boost: Everton’s record signing enhanced for QPR opener

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Everton entertain QPR in the Premier League’s Monday night game and any Ladbrokes customers thinking of placing a wager ought to consider the firm’s latest price boost.

The Toffees’ £28m record signing Romelu Lukaku has been enhanced from 7/2, out to 9/2, to score the first goal of the game live in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

It’s a ballsy move by the bookmaker considering the kind of form the Belgian star has been producing lately.

Lukaku has found the net in each one of his last four Premier League games at Goodison Park, but even more promisingly for backers of this bet, is that he opened the scoring on three of those occasions.

That sort of form infront of the onion bag is reason enough alone to believe that a dialled-in Lukaku can deliver the goods again.

Like many other of Everton’s front line players the former Chelsea player arrives fresh as a daisy having been excused from the Merseysider’s Europa League dead rubber in midweek.

The probability of Lukaku lighting up the Goodison scoreboard first is also greatly aided by the away form of Everton’s visitors.

QPR have lost seven straight away games during 2014/15, unsurprisingly the worst road form of any top-flight side.

The R’s have only managed to score twice away from Loftus Road all season, whilst neither of those arrived until after the half-time whistle.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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