It’s Champions League time again and that can only be good news for Ladbrokes customers, as the bookies release their special boosted odds on some more big names to become deadlock breakers on matchday four.
It would seem Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from Old Trafford has breathed new life into Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career, as the England man has relished his time in a red shirt so far this season.
Seven United goals have arrived for Rooney in 13 games so far, including two in his last three.
Punters who backed the Man United number 10 at boosted odds against Bayer Leverkusen were rewarded earlier in the campaign, so jumping on Rooney at an industry best price of 7/1 to score the first goal of the game against Real Sociedad could leave backers purring once more.
Rooney’s partnership with Robin van Persie looks fully revved up again too, as both strikers have found the net in United’s last two Premier League fixtures and this potent combination should get the nod again in Spain.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are at home to CSKA Moscow looking to widen the gap yet further between themselves and the Russians who are pretty much their only threat to making it through to the knockout stages.
With an embarrassment of riches in the striking department, it’s sometimes hard to second guess Manuel Pellegrini’s selection policy as he has to rotate to keep everyone happy.
However, Alvaro Negredo’s two goals in his last two outings and memorable strike against Bayern Munich in City’s last home game in this competition, means ‘The Beast’ is a decent shout to play alongside Sergio Aguero in the starting line-up.
Therefore, grabbing Negredo’s boosted odds of 11/2 to score first against CSKA is definitely worth a punt as an industry-high price also.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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