Hitman Treble: Arsenal and Liverpool men join red-hot Ronaldo


As the Champions League returns for its second round of fixtures, Ladbrokes hand their customers yet another opportunity to grab an enhanced price on three of the world’s best hit men scoring at any time during their club’s fixtures.

A treble of Alexis Sanchez, Mario Balotelli and Cristiano Ronaldo all notching during the hyped Uefa competition would have normally landed punters a price of 6/1, but for one night only Ladbrokes are offering the trio at 8s.

Below we break down each man’s chances of netting:

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal v Galatasaray

The former Barcelona man’s beginnings in north London certainly can’t be called slow, with the Chilean scoring four times in his opening 10 games for the Gunners.

Three of those four goals, one of which was in this competition, have opened the game’s scoring and having been dropped to the bench for the derby with Tottenham, Sanchez should be fresh and raring to go.

Mario Balotelli – Basel v Liverpool

Super Mario hasn’t quite been at his best since swapping the San Siro for Anfield, but the one goal he has scored in his Liverpool career came in the Champions League, so that’s a plus.

Luckily for the stuttering Italian, Basel’s defence basically consists of a mixture of jelly and blancmange so there should be ample opportunity for the former Citizen to add to his tally.

Cristiano Ronaldo – Ludogorets v Real Madrid

While Balotelli struggles to locate his scoring boots, the world’s best player has never taken his off.

Ronaldo has 13 strikes to his name in just nine outings for Los Blancos this term and is on a six-game scoring streak in which he’s netted 11 times.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.