With the world's best player having declared himself 100 per cent fit for Portugal's game against Germany, Al Hain-Cole investigates what we can expect from him tonight
|Odds from Paddy Power
|To score anytime||Evens|
|To win Man of the Match||12/5|
|To score from outside the box||3/1|
|To score first||4/1|
|To score two or more||13/2|
|To score a hat-trick||25/1|
Having struck eight goals in 10 games in qualification, the world’s best player is the 4/1 (5.00) favourite to open the scoring and on offer at just even money (2.00) to strike anytime.
With Paddy Power offering to refund all first goalscorer bets should the match finish 0-0, that 4/1 (5.00) price is certainly not to be missed on the Real Madrid man breaking the deadlock for the fifth time in six international appearances.
Furthermore, an astonishing return of 11 goals in his previous eight matches for the national team mean odds of 13/2 (7.50) are also worth considering on him grabbing at least two for the fourth game in seven internationals tonight.
In fact, Germany’s less than convincing recent defensive record suggests that odds of 25/1 (26.00) may even be worth a shot on the 29-year-old hitting a sensational hat-trick for the third time in five competitive international appearances.
Such a feat would certainly guarantee that Ronaldo walked away with a Man of the Match award to go with the match ball, and at 12/5 (3.40) he is the clear front-runner to collect that honour.
Portugal’s record goalscorer has added a number of his 49 goals from the penalty spot, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on the referee pointing to the spot in this match.
Odds of 25/1 (26.00) on the Selecao missing from the penalty spot are testament to Ronaldo’s reliability from 12 yards, with a successful conversion priced at 17/2 (9.50).
However, such is the Ballon d’Or winner’s all round brilliance that odds of 3/1 (4.00) are more than reasonable on him scoring from outside the box, on a night when Portuguese dreams rest firmly on his shoulders.
|Ronaldo to score first for a 1pt stake at 4/1 (5.00) with Paddy Power
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.