With plenty of significant milestones up for grabs across Europe this weekend, Al Hain-Cole has taken a look at the best odds on those teams and players hoping to make history
With 298 victories to their name so far, Manchester City are edging closer to becoming just the ninth team to win 300 matches in Premier League competition.
Having secured 51 of those victories himself, Manuel Pellegrini will recognise that few games have been as important as the next couple of matches against fellow title contenders Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, with Paddy Power offering odds of 17/10 (2.70) on the Citizens reaching 300 by coming out on top in both.
Benteke to score 2 or more v Sunderland @ 4/1 with bet365
After scoring 42 goals in 89 Premier League matches to persuade Liverpool to fork out £32 million for his services, it is fair to say that Christian Benteke is yet to fully convince at Anfield.
Nevertheless, with a home game against strugglers Sunderland coming up on Saturday, the big Belgian is priced at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365 to bag the two goals required to secure his half century in the English top flight.
Neymar to score a hat-trick v Levante @ 18/1 with William Hill
Having already struck 47 goals in just over two seasons at the Camp Nou, Neymar is auditioning himself as Messi’s successor for Luis Enrique’s men.
Considering he has hit the back of the net in each of the last three meetings with Levante, William Hill’s odds of 18/1 (19.00) seem tempting on his breaking half a tonne with a third ever La Liga hat-trick.
Messi to score 2 or more v Levante @ 100/30 with William Hill
Already the all-time top scorer in La Liga with 298 goals to his name, Lionel Messi has the chance to become the first ever player to break the 300 barrier in Spain’s top flight.
With 18 goals to his name in the last 16 fixtures, the Argentine maestro seems generously priced at 100/30 (4.33) with William Hill to score two or more against bottom club Levante this weekend.
Torres to score anytime v Eibar @ 11/8 with bet365
While his immediate future looks unsure, Fernando Torres is already certain to go down as an Atletico Madrid legend.
Nevertheless, the former Liverpool striker would surely love to secure his name in the history books by breaking 100 goals for Los Colchoneros, and can be backed at 11/8 (2.38) with bet365 to do so at the next possible opportunity against Eibar.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score first v Hertha Berlin @ 3/1 with bet365
Top of the goalscorers charts with 20 strikes to his name in just 19 league appearances, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang needs just one more to hit the magical 50 mark in the Bundesliga.
The Gabon international has opened the scoring with seven of his 20 efforts so far this campaign, and is available at 3/1 (4.00) with bet365 to get the ball rolling when Thomas Tuchel’s team visit Hertha Berlin this weekend.