Two strikers who signed for new clubs in England go head to head in the Premier League whilst two familiar faces will square off in Serie A as Milan look to retain their title
The Senegalese international made an immediate impact from the substitute’s bench to slam home a stunning half-volley to hand Newcastle all three points against Aston Villa on his debut.
With Leon Best out for up to six weeks, the new £10m hitman is expected to feature alongside fellow countryman Demba Ba in the Toon attack, as Alan Pardew’s men push for a Champions League place.
Despite spending in the January transfer window, Bobby Zamora’s QPR could be fighting relegation this season, and with goals expected to be at a premium, the former Fulham forward looks an unlikely Even-money (2.00) shot to score more Premier League goals than Cisse.
There’s also an intriguing battle in Serie A as Udinese’s Antonio Di Natalie goes head-to-head with Milan Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a season match bet special.
Veteran forward Di Natale currently leads the goalscoring charts with 16 but Swedish star Ibrahimovic is just a goal behind and looks the value pick at 5/4 (2.25).
Nine of Milan’s final 16 Serie A fixtures are against bottom-half sides and with Massimiliano Allegri’s team averaging nearly two goals per game; Ibrahimovic is likely to find himself amongst the goals, albeit after the situation over his impending suspesion is resolved.
Di Natale holds an imperious record – netting a goal every other game for Udinese – but at 4/7 (1.57) looks a little short should the Zebrette’s push for a top two finish run out of steam. With Milan looking to retain their title Ibrahimovic looks the better value here.
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