Suarez and Giroud 3/1 both to score at anytime with Coral
Norwich City goalkeeper, John Ruddy’s mind must be a minefield. Not only is he battling for a place in England’s World Cup squad and to keep his team in the Premier League; his immediate task is to keep Luis Suarez out this weekend.
Having netted 11 in four against the Norfolk outfit, including a quadruple in Liverpool’s 5-1 victory in December, Suarez has given another meaning to ‘singing like a canary’. Indeed the only party he can possibly shift the blame onto is the football gods, who have given the Uruguayan license to rip defences apart this term and leave goalkeepers weeping into their gloves. He is 20/1 to score four or more.
With 29 goals so far in the league, he will be eager to hit the 30 mark in his remaining four matches, and must be confident ahead of the match at Carrow Road.
Having conceded five in their last three games, Neil Adams’ side are struggling to keep clean sheets. Liverpool on the other hand are scoring for fun with 11 in their previous four.
Olivier Giroud showed a touch of class when he netted spectacularly in midweek against West Ham, paying his own respects to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. His record scoring against teams in the lower half of the league is hard to argue with; nine out of 14 of his goals so far this season have come against sides in the bottom half of the table.
He will also be set on making a case for a starting position in the French national team in Brazil, with only four Premier League fixtures remaining. Against a Hull side that leaked three against lower ranked opposition in the FA Cup, in their previous match Giroud will know he can make nuisance of himself and is 11/2 to net first, in what will be a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final in May.