Having come off the bench to score twice in last weekend’s 3-2 league victory at St Mary’s, Olivier Giroud will be hoping to fire once again when Chelsea take on Southampton in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.
The former Arsenal striker has been involved in more goals in this competition than any other player since his debut in 2013, and is dabblebet’s 3/1 (4.00) favourite to open the scoring at Wembley, or 17/20 (1.85) to strike anytime.
Also on the scoresheet in that comeback victory, Eden Hazard looks like an even stronger anytime bet at even money (2.00) considering he has now scored in three of the last four matches versus the Saints.
His side’s top scorer with just seven goals in all competitions, Charlie Austin is likely to pose the biggest threat at the other end of the pitch for Mark Hughes’ men.
Despite his eye for goal, Austin has recently fallen behind Shane Long in the pecking order due to his work ethic off the ball.
Having scored just twice in 53 matches for club and country, the Irishman remains a relative long shot at 3/1 (4.00) to hit the back of the net in this clash.
Instead, Hughes may require his midfielders to chip in with some goals, with James Ward-Prowse available at 9/2 (5.50) after only scoring four times this campaign.
After scoring the opener in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat against Chelsea, Dusan Tadic is priced at 4/1 (5.00) to punish their defence once again in more high profile circumstances.