By Sports Betting Buzz
There’s a new threat to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s “greatest goal scorer in the world” debate. His name: Mohamed Salah. While Messi still won the Golden Boot with 34 goals, the Egyptian international forward scored 32 times in 36 games for Liverpool this season. Ronaldo managed 26 goals in 27 league outings, but he led the Champions League with 15. Salah followed with 10.
Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Salah meet May 26 when they battle for European club bragging rights in the Champions League final in Ukraine. As for the game itself, bet365 (as of May 21) had Real as the slight 6/5 favorites, Liverpool at 21/10 and a 90-minute draw at 13/5.
If the game goes to 30 minutes extra time and a possible penalty shootout, Real is 9/1 to win in extra time and 14/1 to take a shootout. Liverpool is 11/1 to triumph in added time and 14/1 to capture the title via shootout.
Individual prop bets
Getting back to Ronaldo and Salah. We find Ronaldo 3/1 to score first or last and 4/6 to notch a goal anytime. Salah’s 15/4 to open or close the scoring and 5/6 to bag a goal anytime.
Speaking of goals, both teams combined for 76 scores during the Champions League campaign. The over/under market is set at 2.5 goals with the over being 4/9 and the under at 17/10. The market for both teams to score is also intriguing with yes 2/5 and no at 7/4.