Four seasons after setting the record for the most consecutive Premier League matches scored in, Jamie Vardy is nearing closer to breaking that record once again!
Back in the 2015/16 season Jamie Vardy really broke onto the scene. He started the season in fantastic form and couldn’t stop scoring. Each game the same thing happened, Leicester won and Vardy scored.
As the games went on people started to realise that he could be on for the record of most consecutive Premier League matches scored. This record was originally held by none other than Ruud Van Nistlerooy. The Man United legend scored in ten consecutive games. Vardy went on to beat this record, scoring in 11 consecutive games, the 11th coming against Man United.
This run started from the 29th August and carried on until 28th November. This sort of goalscoring form saw Leicester go on to win the Premier Leauge, of which they were priced at 5000/1 at the beginning of the year.
This season, Vardy has been in just as good form scoring 16 goals in the opening 16 games. He is currently on a run of scoring in his past eight games and is getting closer to breaking his own record. He has got to score in his next four games to do so.
Paddy Power has a special on it and has priced Vardy at a huge 16/1 to score in his next four games! Given the form that he is in this could be very much achievable!
Next four fixtures
Leicester vs Norwich (14/12/19) – The Foxes take on 19th place Norwich yet. They have conceded 34 goals in the Premier League this season, only Southampton with 35 have more. Only on two occasions have Norwich kept a clean sheet this season. Probably the easiest game out of the four for Vardy to score in this one.
Man City vs Leicester (21/12/19) – Usually this would be a tough game but City are in poor form at the moment. Seven games ago was the last time they managed to keep a clean sheet. Stones got injured again on the weekend meaning City only have one fit centre-back in Otamendi. You would expect Vardy to be able to get the better of Otamendi as well. A tough one but definitely achievable.
Leicester vs Liverpool (26/12/19) – The league’s best defence last year isn’t as solid this season. With only three clean sheets, less than bottom-placed Watford on four, teams have shown you can score past them. Vardy himself has seven goals in his last eight games against Liverpool but will need to be at his best to get past Van Dijk.
West Ham vs Leicester (28/12/19) – If he gets this far then you would like to think scoring against West Ham will be a given. They are struggling at the moment in 16th place and manager Manuel Pellegrini seems to be out of ideas. With only keeping a clean sheet in 25% of their league games this year they’re not exactly solid at the back. Vardy will know he’s got the beating of this defence it’s just whether the record is still on at the game.
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