Cristiano Ronaldo is odds-on to be the Champions League top scorer for the second year running. However, seeing as the Portuguese is in such exalted company and only one goal in front of his peers at present, his price looks worth opposing.
Real Madrid’s goal-guzzling Galatico has certainly begun this season’s Champions League with serious goal-scoring gusto, racking up an average of two per game over his club’s four group matches so far to arrive at a grand total of eight.
And given the fact Ronny scooped the accolade last season, you’d fully expect the Ballon d’Or nominee to be the shortest in the market, though 4/7 at this early stage is a price which could easily slip between the grates of a drain.
Yes, it’s true Ronaldo has two pretty inviting fixtures left in the group stages in which to fill his booties, though some of the names just over his shoulder in the betting don’t look like drying up anytime soon either.
A little fella by the name of Lionel Messi is sure to have something to say after taking his tally to six by bagging in either half against AC Milan, and considering he scooped the accolade in the preceding four seasons before Ronaldo – 9/4 on the Barcelona wizard is far more palatable at this stage.
Games against Celtic and Ajax round off the group stages for Messi and Barcelona, with both these fixtures offering potentially rich pickings for the Argentine.
Then there is the Champions League sleeping giant of the past six or seven years, whose price to break-up the Ronaldo/Messi monopoly may well be the best of the lot at 9/2.
Conqueror of many of Europe’s top leagues, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seldom delivered his world-beating best in the continent’s leading club competition.
However, PSG and the uber-confident Swede are fairly flying this season, with his record-equalling four goals against Anderlecht leaving Ibrahimovic just a goal shy of Ronaldo thus far and hot on the Portuguese’s fancy heels.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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