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Everton and Man City’s goal getters handed juicy price boosts

| 03.05.2014

The clash of two cities on Saturday afternoon will have plenty of affect on the way the 2013/14 title race ends, as frontrunners Man City travel to Goodison Park with nightmares of previous visits haunting their pursuit of a second Premier League crown.

City haven’t won any of their last four trips to play Everton and will hand the initiative back to Liverpool should they fail to collect three points once more.

For Everton fans the match sits strangely for them. Win and they place considerable pressure back on Arsenal in fourth place, but lose and not only will their season be over but that of their great local rivals Liverpool crucially will be too.

For the neutral though, there’s great excitement over the match and the enthusiastic build up will get a helping hand from Ladbrokes, who’ve boosted both side’s big names to score the first goal.

Sergio Aguero’s odds to break the deadlock are out from 4/1 to 5s, while the on-loan Romelu Lukaku is a 7/1 shot, plumped up from 6/1 previously.

The Argentine’s problems with injury this term have restricted him to just 18 league starts. Yet he’s still managed to find the net on an impressive 16 occasions, of which six have been the first goal of the game.

That tally of double-bagel breakers betters the efforts of Lukaku by two, but it’s the fact that the match takes place at Goodison that really makes backing the Belgian’s boosted price a tantalising possibility.

Nine of his 13 league strikes this season have come at the temporary Merseyside stadium he’s been calling home, while Aguero has only managed six goals away from the comfort of his Etihad confines.

Yaya Toure, who has 19 goals, is the only player from either side that betters these two in terms of net rippling this term, making a punt on either or both extremely tempting at such inflated odds.

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

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Matt Wiggins

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