4 anytime goalscorer picks for the Champions League this week
These picks represent good value to find the net in the second-round fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you fancy them all, back the 25/1 acca.
Robert Lewandowski –
As is reflected in this short price, it would be a surprise if Lewandowski didn’t score in this match.
The Pole will probably consider his group stage efforts earlier this season as average, but a return of three goals in five appearances would represent a fine effort for most European strikers.
And he can extend his current run of six goals in six matches against Besiktas, who have only kept three clean sheets on the road all season – none of which have been in Europe.
Luis Suarez –
Suarez’s form in 2018 is objectively better than Lionel Messi’s, so with both available at the same price, the former is the best bet to score at Chelsea.
Suarez ended a three-match goal drought in netting Barcelona’s opener at Eibar on Saturday, his tenth of the year.
Chelsea have been a mess defensively in the last month – their only clean sheets have been against against West Brom and Hull – so Barca should create plenty of chances for the Uruguayan.
Wissam Ben Yedder –
Given that he scored as many goals as Harry Kane, Neymar and Roberto Firmino, Ben Yedder’s contribution during the group stages deserved more recognition.
The Frenchman scored home and away against Liverpool, and plundered a hat-trick against Maribor on his way to six goals.
Sevilla have won three matches in a row after a faltering start under new manager Vincenzo Montella, while Manchester United have only kept clean sheets at Everton, Burnley, Yeovil and Huddersfield in their last 13 away games.
Facundo Ferreyra –
A loan spell at Newcastle three years ago in which he did not make a single appearance did not go to plan, but Ferreyra’s career has since taken off at Shakhtar.
The Argentine scored 17 goals last season, including three Europa League goals, and has impressed the Champions League this term – particularly at home.
Goals against Feyenoord and Napoli at the Metalist Oblast Sports Complex helped his side knock out the latter, and Ferreyra can do similar damage to Roma.
*Odds subject to change.