2017/18 Champions League Top Scorer: Could Ronaldo Beat Himself?

Written by Anas Audeh on 2018-04-13 at 09:56
2017/18 Champions League top scorer Ronaldo needs 2 more goals to break his own record (Source: Scroll.in)

Since there’s nobody left to compete with in Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in contest to break his own record. Do you think he will successfully beat himself and score a new record for 2017/18 Champions League top scorer?

In his last tie against the Old Lady in the quarter-final return leg, Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to net during the 90 minutes. Though, the referee Michael Oliver granted him a last minute penalty, by which Ronaldo scored his 15th goal in 11 Champions League appearances. Two legged semis and the final in Kyiv are left. The Portuguese superstar is already 7 goals clear above the Reds trio. Does it mean the contest for 2017/18 Champions League top scorer is over? Online betting sites in Europe suggest otherwise, but still Ronaldo is on the run to register a new record if he manages to score in all UCL upcoming games.

Ronaldo has a good chance to beat himself

As UEFA just announced the semi-final draws, Cristiano Ronaldo will face Bayern’s goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, while Liverpool’s trio will rain at Roma’s Alisson. Ronaldo has struck 9 times against Bayern Munich in Champions League, more goals than he has mustered against any other continental opposition. These goals have come in six games at an average of one every 64 minutes. On paper he is expected to score 2-3 goals in the two legged Bayern tie.

If Ronaldo wants to beat himself he has to exceed his personal best of 17 in 2013/14 Champions League. He is very close to break his own record, and you can bet on that. At Unibet Sportrsbook you can place a wager on Ronaldo to score over 17 goals with (2.80) odds. Yet if you expect the German giants to crush Real Madrid in the semis, you can place a bet on Ronaldo to score no more than 17 goals in the competition with (1.40) odds.

2017/18 Champions League top scorer: Ronaldo vs the Reds trio


(source: The Anfield Wrap)

Liverpool trio Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are all competing for 2017/18 Champions League top scorer. Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino scored 8 goals each, while Sadio Mane scored 7 goals so far. For sure all Liverpool forwards being eager to net is a great advantage for the team, and it is the main reason for the Reds to reach the UCL semi-finals first time in 10 years. But it is also a great disadvantage for the Reds trio to compete with all-time UCL top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo remains the favourite to become 2017/18 Champions League top scorer even if he could not find the net against Bayern, with (1.01) odds at Unibet Sportsbook. Premier’s top scorer Salah is expected to net more in the upcoming games, but to add more than 7 goals in 2-3 upcoming games will be a difficult challenge. If you believe in him, you can place a bet with (1.18) odds. Mane is on the third spot with (4.25) odds and Firmino on fourth with (81.00) odds.

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