Ronaldo favourite for Champions League Golden Boot
Cristiano Ronaldo has gone clear favourite in the betting to be the top scorer in this season’s Champions League after a dramatic second half hat-trick for Real Madrid away to Galatasaray on the opening day of the competition.
The Portuguese forward netted three times in less than half an hour in Turkey and in doing so made a perfect start in the race for the Golden Boot, an accolade he is now a best price of 2/1 with William Hill to win.
As always his closest rival is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi who is a four time winner of the tournament’s top scorer prize. The Argentinian is yet to get his campaign underway with Barca hosting Ajax on Wednesday night and he is a best of 3/1 with 888sport to beat Ronaldo to the Golden Boot.
These two biggest stars in world football have shared the last six Champions League Golden Boots and their monopoly looks unlikely to be broken this year with the closest competitors being Mario Mandzukic, Karim Benzema and Wayne Rooney who are all 14/1 again with 888sport. The latter two may well fancy their chances of crashing the party though after each scoring twice on Tuesday night.