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Lukaku and Giroud are nice value at 9/2 in anytime scorer double

| 16.08.2014

The new Premier League season is almost upon us, and Coral are back with some sensational scorer specials for the new campaign, including this tantalising teaser of Romelu Lukaku and Olivier Giroud at 9/2 to socre at anytime.

Everton take on new boys Leicester City, and with an ageing Matt Upson, and inexperienced Ritche de Laet marking him, Toffees record signing Lukaku can run riot, then. The Belgian centre forward struck 15 goals in 31 league appearances last term while on loan at Goodison Park, and following his £28m permanent move to Merseyside from Chelsea, he will be keen to repay their faith in him straight away.

Lukaku dispatched in his first game for Everton last season, as the Toffees recorded a 3-2 away victory at The Hawthorns against West Brom, and then went onto score a further three in two matches. With the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley and Steven Naismith supplying him, and Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines supporting from full back berths, there should be plenty of chances.

Arsenal, meanwhile, travel to Crystal Palace, after their impressive showing in the Community Shield against Manchester City, as they beat the Premier League champions 3-0; Giroud scoring in exquisite fashion. After going from strength to strength last term, improving his diagonal runs, and game off the shoulder of the last defender, he seems to have added unpredictability and daring to his repertoire.

Although Palace improved dramatically under Tony Pulis, the Gunners should be too much for the Eagles, and Arsene Wenger will want to push on from their impressive performance against City. With the likes of world class new signing Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, and Aaron Ramsey providing chances, the Frenchman will pounce on any opportunities.

He scored 16 goals in 36 league appearances last term, though led the line literally on his own, as the club’s only recognised senior striker. If the Community Shield is anything to go by, there is every chance of Giroud picking up right where he left off.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
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