Since Andres Villas- Boas’ departure from the White Hart Lane dugout, Emanuel Adebayor has been at the heart of aTottenham revival, with the north London club going on a four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.
And with summer signing Roberto Soldado struggling for Premier League goals and Jermain Defoe packing his bags for Toronto, Adebayor has come out from the cold to become Tottenham’s main man once again.
The 29-year-old striker heads into the clash with Crystal Palace full of confidence after new manager Tim Sherwood’s backing, having fired three goals during the run which has seen Spurs rise to sixth in the table.
Spurs are just 1/3 shots for victory against Tony Pulis’ charges but there is value for Ladbrokes customers elsewhere, with the bookmaker boosting the former Manchester City striker’s price to score the first goal against the Eagles.
Adebayor, who is now 5/1 from 7/2, is no stranger to being the first name on the scoresheet this season, after putting Tottenham ahead with the first goal of the match twice in his last six games.
The Togo international, who has only featured seven times this season, notched the first goal in his side’s 2-1 Carling Cup defeat to West Ham, while he also repeated the feat in the Lilywhites’ 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
And with Tottenham scoring first in their last three Premier League matches – Sherwood’s side have scored first in 22 of their 32 matches in all competitions this season – there is plenty of evidence pointing towards a profitable weekend if you back the Togolese forward.
Despite producing a lacklustre performance against former club Arsenal in last weekend’s FA Cup clash, the Spurs number 10 can get back to scoring ways in front of the White Hart lane faithful with it paying to back him to score first at the boosted price of 5/1.
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