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GOALvember week two preview and how they rated last time

| 16.11.2014

After a sensationally successful week one of GOALvember which sparkled into life, with the football lighting up our screens, Coral witnessed thousands of entrants, and can report that the majority can be pleased with their picks!

Undoubtedly, Sergio Aguero, who bagged a brace in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with QPR and was selected by 38 per cent of punters. The Citizens striker will line up against Croatia after hitting a dozen Premier League goals this term so far, and leads the scoring charts.

Alexis Sanchez continued his fine scoring form of the season (now five in his last three) and netted in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Swansea City. He was second, though was only picked by 13 per cent of customers. Chile take on Venezuela in a friendly, and Sanchez will be hoping to keep up his fine form against a leaky defence.

Not far behind with just 11 per cent was Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who struck in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat of Liverpool, though isn’t in the Spain squad, having been displaced by Alvaro Morata, so it would be advisable not to pick him for the second week.

Graziano Pelle, meanwhile, who has been on fire for Southampton this season, with nine strikes in 14 appearances, had 10 per cent of the picks; however, the Italian had a week off from scoring. Antonio Conte’s Azzurri take on Croatia, after the Blazers battle Argentina, and the 29-year-old scored the winner last time out against Malta.

Wayne Rooney secured the lowest amount of picks; just five per cent, but goes into week two of GOALvember buoyed by an impressive record for England. The 29-year-old striker is chasing the Three Lions’ international scoring record held by Bobby Charlton, who is on 49 goals. Rooney, currently on 43, is one behind Jimmy Greaves and has netted in his last two qualifying matches. Roy Hodgson’s team take on Slovenia at Wembley next, and the last time they played at home England hit five.



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.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.