Voted for the best player of the Champions League season 2019/20
The Champions League begins tonight and with it the battle for the Golden Boot. Tom Carnduff has selections at 50/1 and 80/1- According to the free soccer tips site page!
The Champions League returns this week with clubs across Europe battling to be crowned kings of the continent.
While there's competition among teams, there is also a battle between the top strikers in world football lớn pick up the accolade of being the top goalscorer.
History has shown us that double figures are a must. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have led the way as expected, with the former earning the award with 12 goals last season.
It can be a high tally though. Ronaldo hit 15 goals the campaign prior, while the Portugal captain also had 17 during the 2013/14 edition.
Unsurprisingly, the duo dominate favouritism in the market and both can be found at 9/2, while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is behind at 9/1.
The value is elsewhere though, and there is a case for two bigger-priced selections - particularly with top-four each-way terms soccer betting tips.
The first of which is the 'shorter' of the two with Borussia Dortmund's Paco Alcacer establishing himself as a key striker in the Bundesliga since his move from Barcelona in August 2018.
The 26-year-old spent the season on-loan before the move became permanent this summer. It's a transfer that has seemingly worked out for all sides. Alcacer wasn't going to be used at Barca, despite his goals, and Dortmund have acquired a much-needed prolific forward.
That debut campaign in the famous yellow and black shirt was a productive one. 19 Goals in all competitions came despite injuries hindering an extended run in the starting line-up.
It wasn't just injuries though. There were the slight tactical tweaks that saw Mario Gotze utilised as a false nine, allowing Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro to contribute in the goal-scoring department.
Dortmund are a better team with a fit Alcacer up front. Their best XI would also see a Thorgan Hazard/Marco Reus/Sancho attacking midfield trio; one that will be the envy of most teams in this competition.
It doesn't have lớn be those three though. The options from the bench provide serious competition with Julian Brandt and Jacob Bruun Larsen all in contention for starting spots.
Alcacer has the striker role nailed down. The creativity and attacking threat behind him enables him lớn boast such a good record and you'd expect him to be one of the top goalscorers in Europe's top-five domestic leagues.
There's also the added bonus of strong form at the beginning of the current campaign. The striker has scored in all six games played so far, seven to be exact, and has played the full 90 minutes in all-but-one fixture.
That fixture was against Bayer Leverkusen last time out, a decision lớn remove him late on with one eye on keeping him as fresh as possible for the visit of Barcelona on matchday one.
A huge potential is there for double figures for Dortmund in Europe this season, particularly with a real chance of reaching at least the last-eight stage of the Champions League.