Richarlison has made the switch from Everton to Tottenham with bet365 pricing up his Premier League goal-line for the new season.
The Brazilian, who reached double figures in three of his four seasons at Goodison Park, is 6/1 to score 5 or fewer and 9/1 to bag 15 or more in his first campaign at Spurs.
Original article published 1 July 2022
There’s no question that Antonio Conte has added quality to his improving squad, but Richarlison will do well to make the 30+ starts that he’s consistently been doing at Everton and that makes pricing his goal-line a tricky one.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have been outstanding for years now, while Dejan Kulusevski hit the ground running after his arrival from Juventus.
Fitting in Richarlison may be difficult, but it’s a headache that Conte and Spurs fans must be delighted about.
Where Richarlison will no doubt benefit is his versatility, making him a perfect back-up option for both Kane and Son, as Conte juggles European football while trying to keep Tottenham in the top four.
While his link-up play can be found wanting at times, his physical abilities make him a superb option in transitions, and he could be especially effective against the top sides, where we’ve seen Conte set up with an ultra-low block to try and stifle the opposition before hitting them on the break, as we saw to great effect at Anfield and the Etihad last season.
Critics will cite his inconsistency when suggesting Tottenham have overpaid for the forward, but his pace and strength can make him a nightmare for defenders to deal with, especially when one-on-one or chasing down long balls.
His work rate will also make him an invaluable part of Conte’s squad. Last season he ranked fifth in the Premier League for pressures in the final third, 18th for pressures across the whole pitch, and 16th for tackles in the final third.
He’ll also be looking to pick up where he left off last season from a goalscoring perspective.
After a slow start to the campaign, Richarlison was vital in the Toffees’ survival, scoring six goals in their final nine games.
5 or fewer - 6/1
6 to 8 - 9/4
9 to 11 - 7/4
12 to 14 - 7/2
15 or more - 9/1
By Steve Freeth