It is a testament to the season Demba Ba has had to see him 5/1 favourite to score first against Swansea, despite his failure to hit the net in his last seven outings.
Ba was voted signing of the season by a collaboration of Premier League managers, and it is hard to disagree with the selection of a player that has racked up 16 goals after a free transfer switch from West Ham.
He has often turned provider in recent weeks, striking up an exciting partnership with fellow Senegalese forward Papiss Cisse, but Ladbrokes are still taking a massive risk in offering money back on losing first scorer bets if Ba scores at any time on Friday.
Cisse himself looks a good option to back at 6/1, after hitting five goals in his last three games, and Hatem Ben Arfa is an interesting option too at 8/1.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is also 8/1 for the home side, and could be worth backing to add to his six goals from 11 games so far with the opener.