Five goalscorers to back this weekend: In-form Stindl offers value against shocking Schalke
There should be plenty more goals on another busy weekend of football action across Europe, with five suggestions below on players to consider if you are eyeing a goalscorer bet.
There are selections from around the Continent, including two from the Premier League and one each in Germany, Italy and Scotland.
It might only be February, but Schalke are already staring at the prospect of relegation from the Bundesliga, having collected just 10 points from their opening 18 games.
Thomas Reis’ men have conceded 41 goals already and are at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, facing a team that have European qualification in their sights.
The hosts are currently eighth and come into this clash off the back of a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim last time out and having scored 11 goals in their last five Bundesliga games.
Lars Stindl has scored three goals in the last three games and looks like a value bet to add to that tally on Saturday evening.
Napoli look to be on course for their first Serie A title since 1990, having opened up a 13-point lead at the top of the table.
Their attacking threat is the main reason for a memorable season to date, with Victor Osimhen the shining light with 14 league goals already to his name.
The Nigerian striker has scored five goals in Napoli’s last four games, as they go into a clash with a Spezia team that have leaked nine goals in their last three games.
Brighton go into Saturday’s home clash with Bournemouth looking to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six matches.
Kaoru Mitoma has shone in recent weeks following Leandro Trossard’s exit to Arsenal, with the Japanese ace scoring three goals in the last five matches, including the winner in the FA Cup clash with Liverpool.
Brighton, who currently sit sixth in the Premier League, are a team in goalscoring form, bagging 16 goals in their last five matches.
Rangers have been awarded two penalties in their last two home games, going into Saturday’s clash with Ross County at Ibrox.
Captain James Tavernier is the allocated penalty taker and scored both of those spot kicks, against Celtic and St Johnstone.
Tavernier also scored from the penalty spot in this fixture last season, a game that Rangers won 4-1.
Leicester make the short journey to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon looking to avoid a sixth game without a win, but facing an in-form opponent.
Villa have picked up three wins and a draw in their last four Premier League games and have scored in their last seven top-flight encounters.
The visitors have the joint-second worst defensive record in the league, conceding 35 goals in 20 games.
The pace and guile of Leon Bailey is likely to cause the Leicester backline problems and it is worth noting that all four of the forward’s goals this season have been scored at Villa Park.