‘The only thing certain in life are death and taxes.’ Benjamin Franklin
Clearly Benny wasn’t around to see Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero in the goalscoring form they’re in right now otherwise that quote would have an extra guarantee on the end.
Since returning from his biting ban, Suarez has been phenomenal, scoring 14 goals in 10 games since his comeback on September 29. Sergio Aguero has hardly been in poor form either banging in 11 goals in his last 10 league games and barely going a week without finding the onion bag.
In the nine weeks since Suarez returned, both strikers have found the net in five of those gameweeks, and there has been just one occasion when both players failed to score, on December 1.
Just take a second to let these stat bombs sink in.
- Luis Suarez has a 23 per cent conversion rate in the league this season, Aguero isn’t far behind posting a conversion rate of 19 per cent
- The City striker averages a goal every 89 minutes this season while Suarez posts an incredible average of a goal every 64 minutes he’s on the field
- In their last 10 games the pair have scored a combined 25 goals
Both strikers’ form has had the bean counters in Power Tower running for cover as week in, week out, Suarez and Aguero have been cleaning out the boss.
If you put a £10 bet on both Aguero and Suarez to score first in the last nine weeks, you would be up £57. That’s a 63 per cent profit on your investment. Plus it’s a decent chunk more than the £34 you’d be up with William Hill or the £40 you’d be up with SkyBet.
An even better punt would be if you put a £5 each-way double on the two hitmen. Then you’d be up £171 and almost have trebled your money. Not too shabby, and it means you can splash out on a few more gifts for the in-laws or people you actually like. There are just three bookies that offer each-way betting on first goalscorer markets and if you had the same bet with Bet365 you’d be up just £162 and if you were with SkyBet you’d be up a measly £129.
It’s been a tough couple of months for Paddy in the football and with both Aguero and Suarez showing no signs of stopping, it looks like the bosses Christmas could be more painful than watching the Mrs Brown’s Boys special.