The 2021 UCL top scorer odds favor the titleholder Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich to win the golden boot again. However, a large pool of contenders will likely challenge him this season. On top are the two prolific youngsters Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Man United’s Marcus Rashford.
The most prestigious competition in Europe, the Champions League is underway. In early November the Matchday 3 completed. 156 goals have been scored so far, 3.25 per match, according to the online sportsbook news in Norway. On top of the scoring charts are Alvaro Morata, Erling Haaland, Diogo Jota, and Marcus Rashford with four goals apiece. Another five players including Lionel Messi scored three goals each.
By the end of the season, the composition of top goalscorers will likely be different. But, who will keep the momentum as per 2021 UCL top scorer odds? There are at least five players who have a strong chance to win the golden boot with Lewandowski the favorite. The other two are Ronaldo and Messi who dominated for 12 years before being dethroned by Lewandowski. They still have all that it takes to bounce back. However, if you are for the new generation to step up, then choose either Erling Haaland or Marcus Raashford to score the most this season.
Haaland is unstoppable
At age of 20, Erling Haaland is already among the elite for his insane goal scoring ratio. He only played 11 Champions League games debuting last year. His Champions League tally stands at 14 goals. Almost every game no matter domestic or European, Haaland is scoring. On UCL Matchday 3 against Brugge Club, Haaland struck twice to put Dortmund on the top of Group F.
The No. 9 forward will most likely continue increasing his share of UCL goals, as long as Dortmund stay in the competition. Thus, should they advance to later stages, Haaland will certainly lead the scoring charts with 7 odds as per BetVictor. So, stay tuned to see more and more of his exciting goals.
Rashford is taking his scoring abilities to another level
The 22-year-old striker Marcus Rashford became the fifth player to score a hat-trick as a substitute in the UCL. He went from the bench to fire a hat-trick against RB Leipzig in only 27 minutes. PSG’ Kylian Mbappe did it before but it took him 38 minutes to score a hat-trick. Man United has a pathway to the last-16 which will give Rashford several games to improve his record. Should he continue producing at such a high level, online sportsbooks in Norway suggest he might win the golden boot with 13 odds.
Lewandowski the favorite at 2021 UCL top scorer odds
Bayern Munich top scoring machine Robert Lewandowski was nothing short of phenomenal en route to winning the golden boot last August. He scored 15 goals and ended the 12-year-era of Messi-Ronaldo. Lewandowski already showed in recent games that he is still at his best. Therefore, he rightfully remains the favorite at 2021 UCL top scorer odds with a value of 4.5. However, you should keep in mind that the rest of the team is too good and all of Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka, and Leroy Sane have been scoring.
Ronaldo yet to score at 2021 UCL
CR7 has only one assist on his name and no goals in the Champions League. It is of course unusual as he won the golden boot six times. He won first in 2008 with Manchester United, then five times with Real Madrid between 2013 and 2018. No doubt that Ronaldo has been struggling to push this Juventus team to new levels. That will be his biggest impediment this season. Should Juventus improve in the upcoming weeks, Ronaldo stands at 15 odds to win for the seventh time.
Messi defiant to stay on top
Despite all the drama that has been going on in Barcelona in the last couple of months, Messi remains too good to be weakened by the club’s crisis. He led Barca to 9 full points at Group G. Besides, out of nine goals scored by his team, he netted three times. As Suarez is now gone, Messi is the only player to take the all burden at the frontline. Should Barca continue performing well in the Champions League, Messi can win the golden boot for the seventh time with 7 odds.
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