Look past Ronaldo, Salah and Vardy when it comes to picking your Six Shooter

Planet Sport Bet's new special challenges you to pick the Premier League's fastest scorer from a pool of six, and we think there is value to be had in going with a trusted performer.

Early goals can be worth their weight in gold in the Premier League and, thanks to Planet Sport Bet, they can now be worth plenty to punter too.

With Planet Sport Bet's Six Shooter special, fans can select a player to score the fastest goal (in minutes) from a group of six - or back them all to draw a blank.

This weekend is particularly intriguing, with a north London derby to look forward to, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo's attempt to continue his hot goalscoring streak. But who offers the best value among the Six Shooters?

Harry Kane (Arsenal vs Tottenham)

Granted, Harry Kane has not started the season well and he has looked a shadow of the player we are used to seeing.

This, though, is Arsenal, and Kane likes playing against Arsenal. He really likes it. He likes it so much he has scored 11 goals in just 13 Premier League matches against them for Tottenham.

So there's a strong case to be made for Kane to score against Arsenal.

Arsenal have also conceded in the first quarter of every game they have lost this season, so we know they are susceptible to slow starts.

But we'd still advise caution. Of those 11 goals against Arsenal, eight have come in the second half, while the earliest was in the 34th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd vs Aston Villa)

When it comes to goalscorers, Cristiano Ronaldo is always going to be prominent in anyone's thinking. Understandably so, too.

Ronaldo has scored six goals in his last four matches in club and international soccer. However, most of those goals have come in the second half. In fact, the average time of him scoring this season is the 55th minute.

Ronaldo will line up against Aston Villa this weekend and it's the Villains who make this pick so attractive.

Villa have played two away games in the Premier League this season and conceded the first goal inside the first 15 minutes in both.

If they start slowly at Old Trafford, Ronaldo could be the man to take advantage.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester vs Burnley)

Jamie Vardy has made a career out of being an underdog.

And, while he's a short-ish 9/2 in this market, he's probably the least glamorous pick.

He may be a very shrewd pick, however. Two of his three goals this season have come in the first half, one of them in the first ten minutes.

He and his Leicester side host Burnley this weekend, and the Foxes have a good record against this particular opposition. There have also been nine first-half goals in the last six meetings between these two sides, so it's a fixture that can catch fire early on.

Vardy has a reputation for getting the job done with minimal fuss and we see no reason why he can't continue to deliver in the Six Shooter market.

Michail Antonio (Leeds vs West Ham)

Michail Antonio celebration West Ham vs Crystal Palace

The West Ham striker has been on hot form this season scoring four in four Premier League games, and one in the Europa League clash with Dinamo Zargreb. He was rightly given the August Premier League player of the month award as result.

He missed the double header with Manchester United through suspension and being rested, so is likely to be raring to go against a Leeds side struggling to find form.

However, all of Antonio's Premier League goals this season have come in the second half, but West Ham are usually fast out the blocks and the striker can be lethal in the early stages of matches if allowed to bully the defence.

Planet Sport Bet's odds certainly offer some value if it all goes to plan for the Irons.

Mohamed Salah (Brentford vs Liverpool)

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool, Ibrahima Konate, Premier League

One of the main contenders has to be Liverpool's Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah.

The 29-year-old is absolutely flying having bagged five goals in six games for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Only two of those efforts came in the first half but considering Liverpool are in-action against newly promoted Brentford, Salah should have plenty of goalscoring opportunities.

The player has got his eyes set on a new and improved contract - one which could make him one of the world's highest paid players.

With that in mind, he'll be looking to add more goals to his name as he looks to underline just why he's one of the Premier League's best scorers.

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea vs Man City)

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku applauds the fans after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Saturday September 11, 2021.

You simply can't have a list like this and not include Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgium international is in red hot form having bagged seven goals from his last eight appearances - that includes the 15 minutes he played against Aston Villa in the cup this past Wednesday.

Lukaku is priced at 13/2 this weekend which at first may seem like a big price. The main reason for that is down to Chelsea taking on Man City this weekend in a mammoth Premier League clash.

However, Lukaku is a big game player and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him on the scoresheet.

None of the six to score

Then again, forget all that.

Most of the players above are involved in relatively tough games this weekend. With that in mind, there's always the possibility that none of them will make the scoresheet at all, let alone first.

But don't worry, we've got you covered. If you don't fancy any of the offers above, how about a 16/1 shot on none of those players to score.

(Odds correct at time of writing)

Planet Sport tip: Harry Kane

It must be written in the stars. It's Arsenal vs Spurs, and Kane is getting a kicking from all corners at the moment. Wouldn't it be just him to get an early goal off his knee from a poorly cleared corner.

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