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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C Palace v Liverpool

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  • Liverpool have kept only two clean sheets in all competitions
Expert verdict
After a promising start to Neil Warnock’s second stint in the Selhurst Park dugout, Crystal Palace are finding the going tough with the 1-0 loss at Manchester United their fourth defeat in five. However, there were encouraging signs at Old Trafford and they can test Liverpool's shaky defence even if the visitors eventually prove too good in the attacking third.

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