Demba Ba is 5/2 to sustain a stunning scoring streak that has seen him net 16 times in his last 16 Premier League appearances on Saturday teatime at White Hart Lane. If he does, Ladbrokes will refund any losing first scorer bets.
The Premier League’s second most prolific player is 8/1 to grab the opener, as he has in his last two games for high-flying Newcastle, in addition to being amongst the goals as they held Tottenham to a 2-2 draw on Tyneside in October.
But the prospect of regaining your stake if Ba strikes also provides an opportunity to back an outsider instead, ensuring both a big payout if you are successful and a reasonable chance of getting your cash back if not.
One such candidate is Spurs midfielder Luka Modric, who has notched in their last two home fixtures, yet is 8/1 to fire first against Newcastle.