Champions League Top-Scorer Betting: Haaland vs Lewandowski for Hot-Shot Prize
Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League, is now back under way as the last 16 battle it out for the trophy and as well as the race to win the cup, there is also an intriguing head to head in terms of the leading goal-scorer for 2019/20.
While the season started with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading the odds, with the US sportsbook 5Dimes among those offering great Champions League bets, now the race seems to have shrunk to just two.
Currently leading the odds is Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, who has been in superb form for club and country this term, and the Polish sharp-shooter is narrowly ahead of youngster Erling Braut Haaland who has continued his fine form since moving to Borussia Dortmund in January.
Champions League 2019/20 Top Goalscorer odds from Intertops
Robert Lewandowski -500
Erling Braut Haaland +400
Lionel Messi +2000
Raheem Sterling +2000
Kylian Mbappe +2500
Mohamed Salah +5000
Karim Benzema +5000
Mauro Icardi +5000
Currently both Lewandowski and Haaland have ten goals each, though it’s worth noting that Bayern Munich are yet to play their last 16 encounter.
It seems highly likely that one of these two will finish top-scorer as the next highest goal-scorer in this year’s Champions League is Tottenham forward Harry Kane (who is currently injured), with six goals, followed by a bunch of players on five. That group includes PSG pair Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe and Man City’s Raheem Sterling.
The chances of anyone else catching up with the front-runners is very unlikely and therefore you should pick either of the two current leaders when you make your wager.