At Liverpool they formed the deadliest strike duo of the Premier League last season but tonight Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez will be pulling in opposite directions.
With England and Uruguay both in desperate need of a win the team-mates will be going all out to outdo each other and what already promises to be a cauldron of excitement has been cranked up a notch by Ladbrokes.
The bookmaker has announced a special in-play price on both Liverpool players scoring, boosting the odds from 13/2 to a whopping 10/1.*
This crazy price will be available until the first goal is scored during the Colombia v Ivory Coast earlier in the day, and this is one opportunity where you’ll be backing members of both sides to perform.
And unlike many other bookmakers, this boost applies to a bet that looks like a sure thing once the following stats are considered.
Suarez, while gaining a reputation as a bad boy throughout his career, is a goal machine. Always has been and always will be.
His career in full has seen 12 goals in just 34 games for Nacional, 15 in 37 for Groningen, 111 in 159 for Ajax and 82 in his 133 games for the Reds so far.
He comes into the tournament on the back of one of his best seasons to date with a personal haul of 31 strikes in 37 appearances and after sitting out the first game of the World Cup is fully rested and ready to bite into the England defence.
Liverpool team-mate Sturridge has been something of a slow burner in comparison but looks just as deadly on current form.
He struggled to gain first-team recognition and Manchester City and then Chelsea but has come alive under Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson with 35 goals in 49 games for club and country this term.
With two goals in his last three games for the Three Lions, including the leveller in the World Cup opener with Italy, the 24-year-old looks England’s best bet if Roy’s boys are to claim a memorable victory.
Come On England!
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