Costa, Van Persie and Giroud 11/2 all to score in terrific treble
Coral have a blockbuster Boxing Day anytime scorer special, featuring on-fire Diego Costa, Robin van Persie and Olivier Giroud as anytime scorers in a terrific treble with 11/2 odds.
Costa will need no other incentive than to move ahead of Sergio Aguero in the Premier League goal charts and end the year as the leading marksman. Manchester City’s Argentine attacker is currently two ahead on 14.
Playing West Ham United at Stamford Bridge will present the perfect opportunity to achieve that. With creative spark issuing from Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Cesc Fabregas, there is every chance this happening. The Brazilian-born Spain international, has had an indifferent year, so will want to end it on a high. He is odds-on at 8/13 to net anytime against the Hammers.
Two years ago Manchester United hosted Newcastle United on Boxing Day; a fixture that finished 4-0 to the home side, with Van Persie netting. Need any more omens to take this bet? Coral clearly remember this, as our traders have priced the Dutchman at evens to net anytime and against rookie goalkeeper Jak Alnwick will have his eye on hitting the back of net at least once.
The striker was recently given a boost by compatriot and manager Louis van Gaal, who has explained that his preference to utilise two forwards has aided the player.
“I have always played with two strikers, only three or four times with one, so Robin was lucky. I have a lot of confidence in him though, even when not at his best, because I have explained what I like in a striker,” said Van Gaal.
“I look for players who do not just score goals but provide an attacking point, linking with other players and able to see the third man as well [as the obvious alternative may already be closely marked]. Van Persie is one of the best strikers around at that.”
Olivier Giroud, meanwhile, will be hoping to continue his fine form since returning from injury. He has hit four in as many matches, including last time out and is 7/2 to break the deadlock against QPR.