Betting: Can Neymar overtake Ronaldo in Champions League top scorer stakes?

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With Les Parisiens more than capable of beating Real Madrid, now is the time to back PSG's Brazilian star to net the most goals in the competition

Having left Barcelona in order to escape from Lionel Messi’s shadow, Neymar will be relishing the spotlight when Paris Saint-Germain take on Real Madrid.

As well as keeping his new side on course for Champions League glory, the clash could prove decisive in the Brazil international’s bid for individual honours.

Ronaldo to make it six?

With nine goals to his name, Cristiano Ronaldo is bet365’s evens odds (2.00) favourite to win the competition’s top scorer crown for the sixth consecutive season.

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

However, Neymar’s total of six goals would make him excellently placed to finish as top scorer should Les Parisiens eliminate Zinedine Zidane’s team from the competition, a possibility that the bookies rate more than likely.

PSG in the goals

With this in mind, now is the time to back the PSG star to usurp Ronaldo as the continent’s premium goalscorer, with the generous 10/1 (11.00) odds bound to shrink should the last 16 go the way it is expected.

Similarly, team-mate Edinson Cavani represents an attractive 9/1 (10.00) bet, given he is also sitting on six goals in the competition so far.

Messi an outside shot

Having also struck six times so far, Harry Kane can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) to underline status as one of the world’s deadliest goalscorers by finishing top of the charts – although a tough last 16 clash against Juventus makes those odds seem less inviting.

Champions League top scorer odds 13-02 graphic

Such are the prolific talents of Messi and Robert Lewandowski that they are respectively priced at reasonably narrow 12/1 (13.00) and 25/1 (26.00) odds, despite trailing Ronaldo by six goals.

In contrast, Roberto Firmino and Wissam Ben Yedder are 40/1 (41.00) long shots even though they both boast six goals to their name after the opening round.

However, neither Liverpool nor Sevilla are expected to go the distance in the competition.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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