Bookmakers can't split Messi and Ronaldo in the Champions League top scorer market
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
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A match day one double for both Barcelona and Real Madrid's leading men has seen them cut to 16/5 joint favourites for the prize with dabblebet

Despite Paris Saint-Germain's position as 11/2 (6.50) second favourites for the Champions League this season, the top scorer race has a very familiar feel about it after one round of fixtures.

Lionel Messi was impressive as Barcelona swept aside last season's beaten finalists Juventus at the Camp Nou. The Argentina international hit a double in that game, as did Cristiano Ronaldo as APOEL Nicosia failed to trouble the reigning European champions.

dabblebet have both players at 16/5 (4.20) to be crowned the competition's top scorer this term, although the Real Madrid frontman's continued dominance of this award is unrivalled.

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The 32-year-old has won the prize for five straight seasons (joint in 14/15) and with Los Blancos the market principles once again, Ronaldo should have plenty of matches with which to improve upon his tally of 109 Champions League goals.

Edinson Cavani (8/1), who has two for the campaign, is the shortest priced PSG player ahead of Neymar (12/1) and Kylian Mbappe (16/1) after all three players found the net against Celtic in a 5-0 win.

The issue with the Ligue 1 side may well be that while they'll score plenty, the goals could be shared between their three-pronged attack more so than at either Madrid or Barcelona.

Robert Lewandowski is 9/1 (10.0) after opening his account in Bayern's 3-0 victory over Anderlecht on Tuesday but Luis Suarez, who failed to get on the scoresheet this week, is now 14/1 (15.0).

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The Premier League contingent come next with Romelu Lukaku (16/1), Harry Kane (18/1), Sergio Augero (22/1) and Gabriel Jesus (25/1) all starting well for their respective sides.

The fact that Kane remains at such a big price despite netting a double at Wembley is testament to how much of a struggle the bookmakers believe Spurs will have in the latter stages of the competition, even after a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Alvaro Morata missed Chelsea's win over Qarabag and if Michy Batshuayi is going to be a regular starter in the group stage then the 40/1 (41.0) quotes about the Spain international look best avoided.

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Feyenoord

form

All
UTR 1 - 2 FEY
W
FEY 2 - 0 FOR
W
FEY 1 - 1 EMM
D
PSV 1 - 1 FEY
D
FEY 6 - 0 VVV
W
AZ 4 - 2 FEY
L
GRO 0 - 0 FEY
D
TWE 2 - 2 FEY
D
FEY 5 - 0 WIL
W
FEY 3 - 1 PSV
W
Manchester City

form

All
CHE 1 - 0 MCI
L
BVB 1 - 2 MCI
W
MCI 1 - 2 LEE
L
MCI 2 - 1 BVB
W
LEI 0 - 2 MCI
W
EVE 0 - 2 MCI
W
MCI 2 - 0 BMG
W
FUL 0 - 3 MCI
W
MCI 5 - 2 SOU
W
MCI 0 - 2 MUN
L
Head to Head
2 Matches (0 Draws)
0 Total wins 2
0 Home wins 1
0 Away wins 1
Last 5 Matches
0 Wins
0 Draw
2 Wins
MCI 1 - 0 FEY
FEY 0 - 4 MCI
0 Goals Scored 5
Games Over 2.5 Goals 1 / 2
Both Teams Scored 0 / 2
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Match Facts

  1. This is the first ever competitive encounter between Feyenoord and Manchester City.
  2. Feyenoord have lost six of the last nine games they have played against English clubs in all competitions (W2 D1).
  3. Manchester City are winless in their two away games against Dutch opposition in all competitions (D1 L1).
  4. Feyenoord are making their 5th Champions League appearance – their first since 2002/03, the third-most for a Dutch side after PSV (15) and Ajax (13).
  5. Feyenoord have never made the knockout stages of the Champions League in their four previous participations.
  6. Feyenoord have won only two of their last 15 Champions League games (D6 L7).
  7. This is Manchester City’s seventh consecutive Champions League participation. They have made it past the Last 16 only once, it was in 2015/16 when they reached the semi-finals (knocked out by Real Madrid).
  8. Manchester City have won none of their last six away games in the Champions League (D3 L3), conceding 14 goals in the process.
  9. None of Manchester City’s 36 Champions League group games have ended goalless. They have also only kept five clean sheets in those 36 matches.
  10. This is Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first Champions League campaign as manager. The Feyenoord boss won the competition as a player with Barcelona in 2006.
  11. Sergio Aguero has scored in only two of his last 12 Champions League games (5 goals). He is nevertheless Manchester City’s top scorer in the competition (22 goals in 40 games).
  12. Pep Guardiola has won the Champions League on two occasions as a manager (2009 & 2011, both with Barcelona). A third trophy would equal Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley’s record.
  13. Guardiola has reached the semi-finals in seven of his eight seasons as manager in the Champions League but hasn’t made the final since 2011.
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