Opta Stats: Sturridge on course for Liverpool greatness

16May 2013

England - Premier League

 

For the last time this season, Christian Crowther uses the Opta stats to identify four potential Premier League scorers...

 

Liverpool v QPR (Sunday, 16:00)

Daniel Sturridge has scored more goals (10) in his first 13 Premier League appearances for the club than any other Liverpool player

After wrapping up a first Premier League hat-trick at Craven Cottage, the sky is the limit for Liverpool's £12 million January signing. Sturridge has always shown potential for great things, though only now in a red shirt is he starting to realise his potential on the big stage. Making the most of the absence of Luis Suarez, the striker is gratefully gobbling up Philippe Coutinho's exquisite through balls and he should fill his boots once more against hapless QPR.

Best Bet: Back Daniel Sturridge to score @ 1.75

 

Manchester City v Norwich (Sunday, 16:00)

Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in the Premier League against Norwich; against no side has he scored more often

Despite a turbulent week following FA Cup failure in which Roberto Mancini was given the boot, Man City got the job done against Reading with efficiency. One of the scorers was Aguero who, by last season's illustrious standards, has endured a mixed bag of a campaign. However, while this fixture promises no repeat of those fabled last-day heroics against QPR, the Canaries are more reminiscent of sitting ducks where the Argentine is concerned.

Recommended Bet: Back Sergio Aguero to score @ 2.1

 

Tottenham v Sunderland (Sunday, 16:00, Sky Sports 2)

Emmanuel Adebayor has scored five goals in his last six Premier League appearances in the month of May, including two in his last two matches for Spurs

Tottenham fans have been left wondering where the real Adebayor has been hiding all season, after the mercurial striker's recent spate of goals. Still, those of a Lilywhite persuasion will have no qualms if the former Gooner scores against Sunderland and helps force his previous employers to start a season in the Europa League for the first time since 1997/98. He looks unplayable at present.

Recommended Bet: Back Emmanuel Adebayor to score @ 2.2

 

Wigan v Aston Villa (Sunday, 16:00)

Shaun Maloney has scored three and assisted four goals in his last nine appearances for Wigan in all competitions

Wigan's Scotland international is one of a crop of players who is sure to attract offers from other top-flight clubs in the wake of the Latics' Premier League elimination. Maloney's recent performances and goals in a Wigan shirt have certainly caught the eye, especially his ability to notch a free-kick using that Gareth Bale-esque dipping technique. Being his last game in the shop window, he'll be out to impress once more.

Recommended Bet: Back Shaun Maloney to score @ 3.75

 

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Keywords: Opta Stats, Sturridge, Liverpool

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