After Papiss Cisse’s wonder strike for Newcastle against Chelsea in what was a crucial match last night which vaulted him straight into the favourite spot for goal of the season, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the goal of the season betting market and the other contenders.
Papiss Cisse vs. Chelsea: Evens
A great goal and because it will be so fresh in peoples’ minds when the goal of the season award if given out we think it’s great value at this price. Cisse has been a fantastic addition for Newcastle, and the technique and the swerve he gets on the ball makes it almost the perfect strike. The difficulty level of doing this with the outside of the foot makes it a technically superior strike to Crouch’s goal and we think the BBC’s judging panel will be swayed by this and the fact that he pulled it off in such an important game.
Watch Cisse’s Goal
Peter Crouch vs. Man City: 11/10
Last week you’d have said that Crouch had wrapped up after his great goal from nowhere against Man City a month ago. A Daily Mail poll the next day saw 80% of voters call it the goal of the season so far. It was a sweet strike for such a tall, and frankly awkward looking man, but 11/10 doesn’t represent great value in him overturning Cisse at this stage.
Luis Suarez vs. Norwich: 4/1
Luis Suarez also decided he’d like to get in on the goal of the season voting recently with his 3rd against Norwich, a devine lob that saw the ‘keeper left flapping in no man’s land. It’s hard to argue that it wasn’t a great goal, but every decent striker should be able to hit the target from there and most of the appeal in this goal is in the vision which he had in reading the situation. I think this one’s going to be an also ran in the voting, and the real battle will be between Crouch and Cisse.
Watch Suarez’s goal.