Bent 5/2 to top score for Villa

England striker 2/1 to score on Villa debut

Target man: Darren Bent

Sky Bet make Darren Bent 5/2 to be Aston Villa's top scorer this season after the England striker completed his move to Villa Park.

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Villa confirmed the club record signing of the striker from Sunderland on a four-and-a-half-year contract on Tuesday, for a fee reported to be in the region of £18million.

Bent handed in a written transfer request at the Stadium of Light last week and could make his Premier League debut for the Midland outfit against Manchester City this Saturday.

The online betting firm make Bent 2/1 in their latest football betting odds to score on his Villa debut and 12/1 to score a brace. He's 5/1 to pick up a booking in his first apperance for his new club.

He's even money to net more that 16.5 League goals for Gerrard Houllier's side and 8/11 to score under 16.5 goals.