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Giroud and Hazard are 3/1 in Coral’s anytime goalscorer double

| 03.05.2014

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard of Chelsea can be backed at 3/1 to both score for their sides in this weekend’s top flight action.

Giroud will be looking to follow up his strike against Newcastle United last time out in the Gunners’ 3-0 victory as they take on West Brom at the Emirates looking to secure a Champions League spot for next season.

The French striker has reached 21 goals in his second term in English football although he is the only Arsenal player in double figures.

Giroud, 27, started the season in emphatic fashion notching up four goals in his first five outings and although his goals have dried up a little lately, he still has two in his last three.

With Everton playing on Saturday, Arsenal may already be ensured of a top four finish but if the Toffees manage a result against Man City then Arsene Wenger’s side will need to go all out to get the three points with Giroud the spearhead of the attack.

Having missed four games through injury, Hazard returned to the Chelsea starting line-up last time out against Atletico Madrid only to see his side crash out of the Champions League semi-finals.

The 23-year-old was unable to inspire Jose Mourinho’s men as they were dumped out 3-1 on aggregate to Madrid meaning it looks very much certain that the Blues will end the season without winning a single trophy.

Scoring has been a major problem for Chelsea this campaign which has seen Hazard top the goalscoring charts for the club.
The Belgian has 16 so far, with all but two of those coming in the league, with Samuel Eto’o (12) and Oscar (11) the only others to reach double figures in all competitions.

After their 2-0 win at Anfield, Chelsea find themselves just two points off the top although with Man City possessing a crucial game in hand, they would need a lot of results to go their way for them to claim an unlikely title.

However they should record a comfortable victory here against relegation threatened Norwich and following Mourinho’s comments about him, Hazard may want to prove a point to his manager.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.