Betting Special: Lamela to prove his worth under new Spurs boss

After an impressive unbeaten pre-season, scoring 16 goals in five matches, Spurs certainly have options up-front and our tipster is looking at who might net the most
Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 victory over Schalke last weekend maintained their fantastic pre-season run - and their record of having netting twice in every friendly they've played this summer. Although it is sometimes dangerous to read too much into pre-season results, Mauricio Pochettino has brought in a new brand of football to North London, which seems to have paid off so far.

Tottenham Hotspur Top Premier League Goalscorer 2014/15

Odds from bet365
Roberto Soldado 2/1
Emmanuel Adebayor 5/2
Christian Eriksen 5/1
Erik Lamela 5/1
Andros Townsend 10/1
Paulinho 12/1
Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado and Lewis Holtby have all shone this summer during their tour of America and subsequent return to the UK, giving Spurs fans hope that they will see more from a couple of their misfiring stars this season.

Soldado struggled for Spurs following his arrival in north London last summer, netting only six Premier League goals in his 28 appearances. Considering he was brought for €30 million, Tottenham fans will hope to see the best of him sooner rather than later after a frustrating time at White Hart Lane thus far. Bet365 price the Spain international at 2/1 (3.00) favourite to top score for Spurs in the Premier League this season.

Emmanuel Adebayor won that award last season, scoring 11 goals in 21 appearances, despite being shut out by Andre Villas-Boas the previous year. When Tim Sherwood replaced Villas-Boas, Abedayor was brought in from the cold and certainly repaid his manager, becoming the top marksman for the club. The Togolese striker is 5/2 (3.50) to top score for Tottenham.

Unlike Soldado, Christian Eriksen had a impressive first season at White Hart Lane after his arrival from Ajax, scoring seven league goals in 25 appearances. Despite looking impressive in pre-season, the 5/1 (6.00) price on him to top Spurs' scoring charts isn't appealing as he may be more concerned with providing chances for those around him, although his quality from free kicks can often yield goals, too.

Also at 5/1 (6.00) with bet365 is Erik Lamela. The Argentine was brought from Roma last season and despite a hefty price tag and Gareth Bale's boots to fill, the 22-year-old struggled to adapt to the Premier League. However, under fellow countryman Mauricio Pochettino, the winger has come alive this pre-season, netting three goals.

Lamela proved at Roma during the 2012-13 Serie A season that he has what it takes in-front of goal, netting 15 goals in 33 appearances. Despite being yet to get off the mark for Spurs in a competitive match, expect him to flourish this season under Pochettino and take his pre-season form into the Premier League. At 5/1 (6.00) he looks an interesting alternative to the strikers to top score for his club this campaign.

Erik Lamela to be Tottenham's top Premier League goalscorer at 5/1 (10.0) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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