The best goalscorer at this year’s Champions League will be determined between Ronaldo, Messi and Ibrahimovic, according to betting houses.
The Champions League is a European’s tournament that happens every year and its current form exists since 1992. It continued the tradition of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup that started in 1955 and currently there is a group stage and multiple teams from the same country are allowed.
The Champions League is one of the most esteemed tournaments worldwide and every year European teams show their best and offer great excitement to fans and sports’ bettors. The team that wins each year is greatly praised and respected, therefore all participants strive to give their best and perform at their highest capabilities.
With Champions League Round of 16 starting today, bookies currently give highest chances to three players to become top goalscorer in the tournament
• Cristiano Ronaldo currently has 9 goals scored in CL
• Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the second place with 8 goals
• Lionel Messi scored 6 goals in just 3 CL games this year
As the group stage is already over and the Round of 16 starts today, internet betting in the UK and around Europe is offering a lot of action and attractive winning opportunities to everyone who lives and breathes football.
Champions League winner team is definitely the master of the year in Europe, but there is also an individual contest that has quite the same importance when it comes to personal achievements.
The goalscorer of the Champions League is one of the dreams for every forward player in a European team and this year there are three footballers that have the most chances according to the betting houses.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most discussed football players, who is almost as famous with his brilliant field performances, as he is with his personal lifestyle and numerous major newspaper stories. Despite his controversial private life he is undoubtedly one of the stars of contemporary football.
Real Madrid did not make a mistake when it bought him for GBP 80 million in 2009 and made him the most expensive player in the history of transfers. Ronaldo became the star of the team and this season is particularly successful for him, as he scored 41 goals since August 2013 in all games he played in.
He currently has 9 goals in the 2014 Champions League and this is only in the group stage. Therefore, it not a surprise for anyone that he is Bet365’s current favorite for top goalscorer with 8/15 (1.53). Every bettor who puts money on him will probably not make a mistake and win from this betting operator under UK gambling laws.
Cristiano has been fabulous during this Champions League and scored in every game he played in so far. His talent brought a hattrick in the second half against Galatasaray and two goals in the games with Kobenhavn and Juventus. Real Madrid is playing against Schalke 04 today, so Ronaldo is surely getting ready for another amazing performance.
Lionel Messi is the other star on the Spanish football scene, who makes all FC Barcelona fans extremely happy and proud with their team. He won 4 consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or awards (2009-2012) and currently has the impressive 6 goals in just 3 games he has participated, in this year’s Champions League.
He scored a hattrick against Ajax and then 3 more goals in Milan’s net in the two games Barca played against the Italian team. What is more, he managed to achieve these scores after he has been injured, so Manchester City defense has to be extra-prepared tonight, because Messi is in top form.
Bet365 and other online sportsbooks in the UK give him good chances at 9/2 (5.50) to become the top goalscorer, but still Barcelona has to overcome a tough UK rival on the Round of 16 starting tonight.
Paris Saint-Germain ‘s golden boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has just one goal less than Ronaldo, which is not surprising as he is having an unbelievable season for PSG and Sweden, with 33 goals scored in just 30 games.
He won the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award for Goal of the Year with his phenomenal goal for Sweden against England and at the end of last year was ranked third-best football player in the world by The Guardian.
Zlatan scored 4 goals against Anderlecht in the group phase and also scored in another 3 of PSG games so far. His current odds to become the goalscorer stand at 10/3 (4.33) and Bayer Leverkusen will have hard time stopping him from scoring tonight.