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Why 25/1 shot Martin Skrtel is the most profitable player in the league

How the Liverpool centre-back has been putting a pile of cash in your pocket this season

by Josh Powell | February 10, 2014

Forget Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero or Daniel Sturridge. If there is one man you should be backing to find the onion bag in the Premier League it is, incredibly, Martin Skrtel.

  • Skrtel is now THE most profitable player in the entire Premier League on the First Goalscorer market
  • If you bet £10 on Skrtel every single week you would be currently running at a profit of +£420. If you bet £5 each-way you’d be up +£555
  • Skrtel’s three goals were against London teams, Fulham (25/1), Chelsea (40/1), and Arsenal (40/1). Liverpool’s next game is against Fulham again…

At this point we’re going to shamelessly blow our own trumpet and point you to this article where we mentioned Skrtel’s value in the first goalscorer market ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Anfield.


Apparently it isn’t just our Nan that reads the Blog, because 362 people punted on Skrtel to score first against Arsenal at 40/1 and were duly rewarded just 50 seconds after kick-off. The defender was the second-worst result in Paddy Power’s book (behind Luis Suarez) and someone pocketed £2,000 after placing £50 on Skrtel. Not a bad way to kick-start the weekend.

The defender made it two eight minutes later and seven punters had backed the League’s leading hitman to score two or more goals at 175/1. Even we didn’t see that one coming.

On Wednesday Liverpool travel to Fulham, as Martin Skrtel attempts to continue his assault on the London teams.

He scored the opener against Fulham in Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Anfield in November and is 25/1 to open the scoring against the Cottagers again. You can back Skrtel at 8/1 to find the back of the net at any time in the game, or if you’re feeling more adventurous it is 250/1 for Skrtel to score the opener in another 4-0 win for Liverpool.

  • Get all the latest odds on Skrtel scoring again here:
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