EPL betting: Value with Giroud as top goalscorer

Sep 22, 2013 |
We're a full five matches into the English Premier League season (or 13.2 percent completed) and North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are first and second respectively in the table.

Arsenal has been a force since dropping its first match of the season to Aston Villa, and has done so by bagging 11 goals in those five matches.

The Gunners goalscoring has been paced by Frenchman Olivier Giroud who has four goals on the season. Giroud is currently +800 (Bet365) to be top goalscorer in the league, behind only Manchester United's Robin Van Persie (+250).

But it isn't Giroud's nose for the goal alone that gives him value here. It's the acquisition of Mesut Ozil to the side as arguably Europe's best playmaker. Ozil had three assists in Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Stoke.

Expect plenty more of that from the German.

Two other players sit at four goals; Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (+1000) and Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (+1100).

Here is a look at the top 10 at Bet 365 in the Top Goalscorer prop bet:

Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) +250
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) +800
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) +800
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) +1000
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) +1100
Roberto Soldado (Spurs) +1200
Alvaro Negredo (Manchester City) +1800
Luis Suarez (Liverpool) +2000
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) +2000
Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) +3300

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