The European Summer Transfer Window of 2017 has already seen some high profile deals but perhaps the one that has captured the imagination more than most involves Alexandre Lacazette. A one club man for the first nine years of his career, the French international forward has finally left Lyon and the football pundits will be fascinated to see if he can continue his prolific scoring record in the Premier League with Arsenal.
Injuries played their part in a ‘stop-start’ campaign but the player still managed a healthy return of 17 goals in 39 games for his new employers. While in France, the bookmakers hadn’t applied too much interest in terms of enhanced odds deals to Lacazette but that changed in 2017/18 so what’s to know about the player and what can we expect of these price boost offers moving forward?
Having spent his youth career at Lyon, the player moved up through the ranks before finally making his debut for the club in the 2009/10 season. For a time, he wasn’t used as a direct striker so his early record isn’t quite so impressive but when pushed further forward, Lacazette really started to make his mark. He left France with an overall tally of 129 goals in 275 matches but towards the end of his spell there, that ratio was comfortably over a goal every other game in LigueUn.
As we will see from his scoring record over the last few years, Lacazette’s return is much stronger in recent seasons and Arsenal fans will be hoping this continues during his time in North London.
Despite an incredible domestic scoring record, Alexandre Lacazette is some way down the pecking order in terms of international selection. With the likes of Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann in front of him, the striker’s opportunities have been limited.
Since making his full debut for France in 2013 against Uruguay, Lacazette has scored just 3 times in 16 matches but it has to be remembered that many of those appearances have some from the subs’ bench. If he keeps up his scoring ratio with Arsenal, his chances for France will increase and we should see price boost deals come in whenever the French are at a major international tournament.
Recent Scoring Record
Here is Alexandre Lacazette’s goal scoring record compiled over the last few seasons:
|Season||Ligue 1||Domestic Cups||European Competition|
|2017/18:||14 goals in 31 appearances||0 goals in 2 appearances||3 goals in 4 appearances|
|2016/17:||28 goals in 30 appearances||2 goals in 2 appearances||7 goals in 12 appearances|
|2015/16:||21 goals in 34 appearances||0 goals in 3 appearances||2 goals in 6 appearances|
|2014/15:||27 goals in 33 appearances||3 goals in 3 appearances||1 goal in 4 appearances|
If we can gauge anything from those stats it’s the fact that the player prefers the league to cups. It’s been said that Lacazette isn’t as potent in Europe against the bigger sides but we’ll see if that’s the case when he takes to the field for Arsenal in the Europa League next season.
Enhanced odds offers will come in regardless of the competition but it’s worth keeping these figures in mind.
Types of Offers
There hasn’t been a great history of offers relating to this player but that will certainly change from now on. Bookies like to tailor their enhanced odds promos around the Premier League and a lot of focus will be placed on a high profile centre forward such as Alexandre Lacazette.
Taking previous deals on other players into account, we should expect to see price boosts on Lacazette to score anytime. That’s a simple, single bet option that will be introduced and we are likely to see the following double too.
Arsenal to win and Lacazette to score.
Bookies such as Coral, 888Sport and Bet on Brazil are set to quote these as new customer deals with the odds moving quite considerably. Meanwhile, we should also expect to see smaller shifts for existing customers with these offers quoted by SportNation, Winner Sports and others.
The deals tend to drop in when Arsenal’s games are covered by live TV and this will cover Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League games for 2018/19 and beyond.
Lacazette has only just made that switch to the Premier League with Arsenal and is near the start of a five year deal so the Frenchman isn’t going to be moving anywhere anytime soon. Look out for the striker in a red and white shirt from this point onwards and enjoy his talent while we bring you the best of the Alexandre Lacazette price boosts as they arrive from around the sportsbooks.