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Bet of the day: Carroll hammers home FA Cup goal over Liverpool

| 09.02.2016

Lee Gormley | February 9, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Andy Carroll netted past Liverpool in recent Premier League win
  • The frontman also struck winners against Chelsea and Southampton
  • Carroll has two goals in four games against Liverpool since leaving

Andy Carroll 6/4 to strike in normal time

It’s FA Cup fourth round replay action tonight as Liverpool travel to east London for another clash with West Ham United, and the hosts’ frontman Andy Carroll is 6/4 to strike anytime in normal time as Coral’s bet of the day.

West Ham United v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park

Slaven Bilic’s Hammers gallantly held Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to a scoreless draw at Anfield last month and will look to topple them now on home soil, potentially booking their position in the fifth round as a result.

With towering targetman Carroll in his ranks, Bilic can be confident, with the former Liverpool striker having dispatched past his old employers twice in four outings since departing the red half of Merseyside.

Carroll can deliver hammer blow to Reds hopes

The intimidating marksman has been plagued with injuries again during the course of this current campaign, but has still managed to become an integral figurehead in the West Ham attack when fighting fit.

Carroll has contributed three goals in the Premier League this term, and played a vital part in the third round coup over Hull City, with his last two strikes having been top-flight match-winners over both defending champions Chelsea and Southampton.

West Ham United v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park

With mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet back to his best in that pivotal attacking midfield role behind Carroll, the nine-cap former England international will relish featuring against familiar faces once again alongside such an astute creative star.

Liverpool’s defensive frailties have been clearly highlighted in previous weeks during domestic duties, with Klopp’s side having so far recorded the worst rearguard record of the top 14 teams in the Premier League table.

In fact, only relegation battling outfits Bournemouth, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Sunderland and Aston Villa have conceded more goals domestically, proving Carroll’s odds of 6/4 to gain goal scoring success in normal time are very promising in this FA Cup replay encounter.


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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.