MANCHESTER, England, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fernando Torres is 20/1 with Betfred to compound the misery for his former club Liverpool by scoring a hat-trick against them on his debut for Chelsea at the weekend.
The Spanish striker, who completed a GBP50million move minutes before the end of the January transfer window, can be backed at 7/2 to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and 10/11 to bag a goal at any time in the match.
He is 2/5 to score more Premier League goals during the remainder of this season than Andy Carroll, who is 7/4 in this market having been bought for GBP35million by Liverpool from Newcastle as they sought to replace Torres.
Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: "Torres has gone from Anfield superhero to arch-villain in just a couple of days, to the point where fans have been burning shirts with his name on. Imagine how those supporters will feel if he nets a hat-trick against them while the feelings are still so raw."
Torres/Carroll/Luis Suarez special bets
Torres v Liverpool on Sunday, February 6
10/11 To score any time
7/2 To be the first goalscorer
5/1 To score two or more
20/1 To score a hat-trick
Who will score more Premier League goals from February 1 to the end of the season?
1/4 Torres and Drogba
11/4 Carroll and Suarez
***Odds subject to fluctuation***