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Jim Knight takes a look at some of the in-form Premier League front men ahead of a mouthwatering weekend of action including Manchester United's trip to Newcastle

The Premier League has been full of goals this season and many star strikers are already firing on all cylinders at this early stage. So far, there’s been 171 goals in 59 games before this weekend.

Robin van Persie has five Premier League goals to his name as he looks to retain the golden boot, but he’s got a fair bit of competition for the prize.

Luis Suarez banged in a hat-trick at Carrow Road last week – for the second season in a row - taking his tally up to five for the season.

Suarez looks sharp and his second goal against Norwich was very impressive. He also showed his ability from set pieces in Liverpool's defeat to Udinese in midweek. The Merseysiders face Stoke on Sunday and Suarez is 7/2 (4.50) to open the scoring with Paddy Power.

Suarez has scored three times in the last three matches against Stoke and is a well-fancied 10/11 (1.91) to find the net at any time this weekend.

The 25-year-old is 8/1 (9.0) with Paddy Power to be the Premier League’s top scorer come the end of the season.

Another man in fine form on Merseyside is Everton striker Nikica Jelavic. The Croatia international scored twice against Southampton last week as the Toffees won 3-1 and he is on a hot-streak in front of goal.

Jelavic has scored 12 goals in 18 league appearances for Everton and is 5/1 (6.0) with Paddy Power to open the scoring on Saturday and 6/4 (2.5) to find the net at any time. With three goals already chalked up this season the striker is a whopping 20/1 (21.0) to be the top scorer this season.

Demba Ba scored twice last week too as Newcastle drew 2-2 away to Reading. The Senegal international made it six goals in six games for the Magpies and looks to have rediscovered his scoring form for Alan Pardew's side.

The 27-year-old scored in both fixtures against Manchester United last season and will be aiming to take advantage of their defensive worries on Sunday.

The in-form front man is 13/2 (7.50) with Paddy Power to open the scoring which he did in the corresponding fixture last season. He is 2/1 (3.0) to find the back of the net any time and continue his incredible run of form. Paddy Power have priced him up at 14/1 (15.0) to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer this year.


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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast

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