Liverpool v Chelsea: Anytime Goalscorer Tip

8th May 2012 | Football

Carroll: Finding his feet at Anfield.
1pt Anytime Goalscorer: Andy Carroll 9/4 with Stan James Place Bet

A repeat of the FA Cup final just three days on at Anfield can’t fail to be an anti-climax. Liverpool’s season effectively ended with defeat at Wembley while Chelsea will now be firmly focused on the Champions League showpiece in 11 days time. Technically, the Blues could still finish top four, but the chances of Tottenham and Newcastle slipping up on the final day are surely too slim to provide ample motivation tonight.

With such a damp squib in prospect, normally I would have this game down as one to avoid from a betting and viewing perspective. However, I do think there’s one angle worth exploring.

After a game-changing cameo on Saturday, Andy Carroll will have new found confidence coming into this league clash. The £35m man made an immediate impact off the bench by scoring nine minutes after his arrival before having a potential late equaliser chalked off controversially. Some will argue than the former Newcastle striker did infact score twice in half an hour at Wembley.

From a betting point-of-view, I see a man finally delivering in a red shirt. Dalglish will surely hand him a starting role as one of the fresher players coming off the weekend. At 9/4 with StanJames, Carroll is still a longer price than all the other key strikers on both sides in the anytime goalscorer betting. A couple of those may not even play.

The England man has now scored three goals in his last five appearances for Liverpool. He certainly looked to have the measure of the Chelsea defence on Saturday and may face weaker opponents on Tuesday. For perhaps the first time all season, Andy Carroll looks worth backing.

1pt Anytime Goalscorer: Andy Carroll 9/4 with Stan James Place Bet

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PL: Liverpool v Chelsea

1pt Anytime Goalscorer: Andy Carroll

9/4 with Stan James Place Bet

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