Hat-trick hero Theo 40-1 for golden touch

THEO WALCOTT has shown he can be successful as the main central striker for Arsenal and he is 40-1 with BetVictor to win the Premier League Golden Boot after helping himself to a hat-trick in the 7-3 mauling of Newcastle at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Englishman, who is out of contract this summer, moved on to a league tally of eight with only six players Gareth Bale (nine), Jermain Defoe (ten), Luis Suarez (11), Michu (13), Demba Ba (13) and Robin van Persie (14) ahead of him in the goalscoring charts.

Ba’s brace in north London saw him cut to 10-1 to claim the Golden Boot but van Persie’s is the 11-8 favourite to retain his crown following another goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 success over West Brom at Old Trafford.

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Hamburg v Karlsruhe

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Hamburg have won their last four home matches against Karlsruhe
Expert verdict
Hamburg overcame Greuther Furth in last season's promotion/relegation playoff and can gain the upper hand over Karlsruhe with a first-leg victory at the AOL Arena. The Bundesliga strugglers took seven points from their last three home games and their recent improvement looks bad news for Karlsruhe, who last played top-flight football in 2009.

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