Back Ibrahimovic and Carroll to be heroes tonight
Tonight’s tip is to stick money on both a Swedish superstar doing the business in the Champions League, and a Geordie Messiah continuing his fine form in the Championship this evening.
Bet365 are offering double odds of 17.75/1 on both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andy Carroll scoring the opening goal in their respective games tonight, a bet that can be placed each-way, with a third of the odds if either fails to grab the opener but both get on the scoresheet.
By our calculations, that means that by sticking a fiver each-way on the bet – a tenner outlay in total – you will make a profit of £106.11 if both break the deadlock, and £12.36 if they score at any time.
Why Ibra and Carroll? Well, Ibrahimovic fired his first ever Champions League knockout round goal in the first leg and, against a Stuttgart defence that are allergic to keeping clean sheets, has a great chance of getting more. As for Carroll, he has struck six times in his last eight games and will be confident of further enhancing that statistic against struggling Scunthorpe.