As Mario Ballotelli slotted in late on at Anfield on Tuesday night, backers of our Hitman Treble will have been jumping with delight. And with attention now switching to the continents second competition, check out this tasty treble for the Europa League action.
Backable with Ladbrokes at a whopping price of 14/1, Thursday’s selection puts Roberto Soldado, Romelu Lukaku and Gonzalo Higuain all under the spotlight.
This treble has been enhanced from a price of 12/1, so looks well worth following.
But let us give you one or two more reasons why this could get the Group stages underway in the best possible fashion for followers.
While he struggled to find his shooting boots during his maiden season in the Premier League, it was in Europe that the Spaniard certainly knew where the goal was.
Five goals in seven appearances in the Europa League last season took his impressive continental tally to 25 strikes in just 32 starts during his career.
It’s not just Soldado himself that enjoys a goal or two in this competition.
In fact, the Lilywhites have scored two or more in 14 of their last 16 games against European opposition, so expect the Tottenham number nine to get plenty of chances to keep his side of the bargain.
A scorer of two goals in all competitions Romelu Lukaku has started his season at Everton in steady fashion since his £28m switch.
He may get an excellent chance to add to that pair of strikes against German opposition tonight.
Wolfsburg have kept just four clean sheets away from home in all competitions in the last two years, and the Belgian will surely be the man to pose the biggest threat at Goodison Park.
Things just didn’t click for Higuain and Napoli in general at the weekend. Despite dominating Chievo, in which they posted a total of 20 shots, compared to their opponents three, they went down to a shock 1-0 defeat.
And with the Argentine missing a penalty in that tie on Sunday, he will be keen to right that wrong and get off the mark for the campaign here.
There are few players that can boast such an impressive goals per game record, with 158 goals in 216 club appearances to his name.
All odds and markets correct as of the date of publishing
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