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Betting: Defoe 4/1 to hit 15 Premier League goals at Bournemouth

10:25 PM MYT 29/06/2017
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The 34-year-old has joined the Cherries and bet365 have a range of specials available including 2/1 on an England spot for the 2018 World Cup

Highlights were few and far between for Sunderland fans last season but Jermain Defoe's impressive performances up front would undoubtedly make the shortest of lists along with Jordan Pickford's development.

Now though, Defoe gets the chance to add to his existing tally of 158 Premier League goals after sealing a move to Bournemouth.

bet365 make the 34-year-old 4/1 (5.0) to reach 15 goals for his new club next season, a tally that he managed in each of the two previous campaigns, despite the Black Cats struggles against relegation.

It's 1/6 (1.18) that he falls short of that particular milestone. Defoe will face plenty of competition upon returning to the south coast with the likes of Callum Wilson and Josh King both proving relatively effective for Eddie Howe's side in the top flight. The Cherries are 9/4 (3.25) to finish in the top half of the Premier League table next term.

Due to his impressive stats, the striker was handed an England recall by Gareth Southgate. A goal against Lithuania in March was his first in four years for the national team and bet365 offer 2/1 (3.0) that Defoe is selected in the squad for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Those who believe a move away from the Black Cats will not only allow Defoe to continue his form in front of goal but improve it might be interested in the 66/1 (67.0) available that he finishes the season as the Premier League's top goalscorer. bet365 are currently offering 1/4 the odds on the first four places on this market.

The market is headed by two-time winner Harry Kane, who is 11/4 (3.75) to retain the award. The Spurs striker is ahead of Romelu Lukaku (11/2), Sergio Aguero (5/1) and Gabriel Jesus, who is just 7/1 (8.0) after a string of eye-catching performances since joining Manchester City in January.

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