Much like the destination of the title itself, the Championship top scorer betting is an extremely hard market to nail down but it may be that the answer this year is the 50-1 winner from last season. I dread to think what would have happened to Leeds without Ross McCormack’s massive 28 goal haul – and they look set to be in big trouble without him this time around – but he is now at Fulham, looking to bounce back at the first time of asking, and on paper gets far more assistance than last year with Felix Magath having kept most of the squad from the Premier League. He makes more appeal than Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn on price grounds with the Scot at short as 6/1 while the 10’s offered by Ladbrokes and Hills is an attractive each/way punt.
Uwe Rosler’s Wigan would hope to be fighting for the title and the capture of Oriol Riera for a club that lacked a leading marksman may be just what’s needed. Riera’s credentials are hard to fault; While Osasuna fell by the skin of their teeth in La Liga he scored 13 goals for them including the 2 against Real Madrid that changed the shape of the title race and he should have plenty of supply behind him with the likes of James Tavernier, Don Cowie, and Calum Mccnaman playing in behind he shouldn’t lack for opportunities and can go well at a tasty price.
Either one of Troy Deeney or Matej Vydra, both of whom had 20 goal and above seasons in the Championship the last time they played a full season in this division, and as Burnley showed, you can have 2 strikers in contention from just the one team – Sam Vokes and Danny Ings scored 41 between them – and the bigger priced Deeney makes more appeal at a club that should be aiming to do much better than last season when they were below expectations with 13th last term.
1.5 pts each/way Ross McCormack (10/1 Ladbrokes, Hills)
1 pt each/way Oriol Riera (40/1 Bet Victor, 33/1 general)
1 pt each/way Troy Deeney (16/1 Bet365)