Karlan Grant looks a bit of each-way value in the EFL Championship top goalscorer market this season.
The Huddersfield Town forward only arrived in West Yorkshire in January, but has already made an impact.
One of the few finds to take from their dismal Premier League campaign last season, Grant scored four goals.
While the Terriers’ season ended in relegation, Grant always looked a signing made with the future in mind.
That time is now. Huddersfield managed to keep most of their squad together over the summer despite a few departures.
Grant, a product of the Charlton Athletic academy, scored a goal every other game for them in League One during the first half of last season.
As he then averaged roughly one in three for Town in the top flight, that suggests he’s well worth a crack at this level.
Grant is great each-way value in the Championship top goalscorer betting at 12/1 with Paddy Power. They pay a quarter of those outright odds for four places.
Karlan Grant Championship top goalscorer value as field narrows
As things stand, very few players who were high in the Championship goal charts last season are playing at this level this term.
Golden Boot winner Teemu Pukki fired Norwich City into the Premier League. Sheffield United frontman Billy Sharp, meanwhile, spearheaded the Blades’ attack as they too earned promotion.
With Chelsea under a transfer embargo, Tammy Abraham – so prolific in the Championship on loan at play-off winners Aston Villa last term – should stay at Stamford Bridge.
Brentford have sold 20-goal Neal Maupay to Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion. Swansea City followed suit, cashing in on top scorer Ollie McBurnie who is now a Sheffield United player.
Steve Bruce wants to keep Dwight Gayle at Newcastle United this season, while erstwhile West Bromwich Albion strike partner Jay Rodriguez returned to Burnley.
Southampton came calling for Birmingham City forward Che Adams too. That leaves just two of last season’s top 10 Championship goalscorers in the running now.
A fresh face and new threat in the division like Grant, who is already off the mark, looks value. Championship defences will have to work out how to mark him on the job.
Bet of the Day: 12/1 with Paddy Power, Karlan Grant each-way in the Championship top goalscorer market.