Betting Preview: Who will finish as Champions League top goalscorer?

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The Portuguese claimed the honour last term and more men will be aiming to wrestle it out from him this time around

Former Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo beat off competitions from Liverpool’s trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to emerge the highest goalscorer last season and as the 2018-19 Champions League gets underway on Tuesday September 18, all eyes will be on each of the club’s forwards. Here are the outrights according to Bet365.

Lionel Messi (6.00)

The Argentina captain did not have the best of times in front goal last season in the competition, managing six strikes in 783 minutes played. His underwhelming performance somewhat affected Barcelona as they were knocked out in the quarter-final by AS Roma. The 31-year-old will be aiming to put the not-too-impressive performance behind him by firing on all cylinders this term.

Cristiano Ronaldo (7.00)

The 33-year-old who now plies his trade with Juventus in Italy not only emerged the highest goalscorer last season with 15 goals in 1170 minutes played but his overhead kick against the Old Lady won the goal of the season, a feat he will be looking to repeat with his new club this term.

Champions League top goalscorer outrights

Sergio Aguero (8.00)

The 30-year-old endured a torrid time last season owing to injuries and despite the setback, he notched four goals and this term he will be hoping to stay fit to help Manchester City flourish in the competition.

Mohamed Salah (12.00)

Salah enjoyed a blistering performance in all competitions last term scoring 44 goals, including his 10 goals in the Champions League to emerge as runners-up along his Liverpool’s forward partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. He will be aiming to prove that the performance was not a flash in the pan and remains a favourite for the honour this term.

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Robert Lewandowski (13.00)

The Polish striker scored five goals in the competition last season to help Bayern Munich reach the semi-final stage before losing to eventual winners Real Madrid. The 30-year-old will be looking to build on the performance this term.

Neymar (15.00)

The Brazilian registered six goals and made three assists in the competition before suffering a broken toe which sidelined him for the remaining part of the season. This term, having recovered fully from the injury, he will be looking to live up to the billing for Paris Saint-Germain.

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

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