In-play punters clean up with Messi in Barcelona rout
LIONEL MESSI is 3/1 to end his career with Barcelona according to Ladbrokes.
Fresh from giving the bookies another Champions League hiding the Argentine superstar is just 33/1 to score five or more in another match in the competition this season while it’s 150/1 he pulls it off in the final.
He’s odds-on at 4/6 to break Raul’s Champions League goal record before the end of the 2013/14 season, and his Barcelona side are also understandably the 11/10 favourites to lift the trophy again this season.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “In play punters were raising a glass to magic Messi last night. We naively put him up in the half time advert and they steamed in.”
He added: “The odds suggest Messi now has Raul’s Champions League record in his sights.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Lionel Messi specials
To end his career at Barcelona 3/1
To score 5 or more goals in the Champions League again this season 33/1
To score 5 or more goals in the Champions League final 150/1
To break Raul’s all time Champions League goals record (7/1) by the end of the 2013/14 season 4/6
Champions League winner
Real Madrid 12/5
Bayern Munich 17/2
Apoel Nicosia 80/1
CSKA Moscow 250/1