Picking the first goal-scorer of any given match can be a very difficult and almost impossible task, although the odds can be very rewarding. Monitoring players in good goal-scoring form is no guarantee that they will be the first to score in a game, so a much more sensible bet is the Anytime Goal-scorer method.
The odds, of course, are far less favourable, but this can be countered by finding two or three players who are finding the net regularly and placing a multiple (double or treble) bet.
The three hottest goal-scorers in world football at present are Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao. A very simple system for Anytime Goal-scorer would be to make a treble bet on these players to score on an almost weekly basis; the key to this system of course would be picking the right weekend of matches consistently.
This weekend sees Barcelona travel to La Coruna to play Deportivo, where Messi was on the score-sheet last season in a 4-0 win for the Catalans. This is hardly a surprising statistic though, as the diminutive Argentine scored 73 times in just 60 appearances for Barca last term. This season he’s already netted 12 goals in 11 games for his club and has scored 3 goals in 2 matches for Argentina during this recent international break.
Ronaldo has had an even more impressive start to the current campaign with 14 goals registered for Los Blancos in only 11 starting appearances. His record in the 2011/12 campaign is not as spellbinding as Messi’s but still mightily impressive; the Portuguese Captain managed 55 goals in 60 games for Real.
Madrid will be at home to newly promoted Celta Vigo on Saturday evening and Ronaldo cannot stop scoring in front of the Bernabeu crowd. He is the only player in the contemporary football world to have scored more goals for his club than have made starting appearances – 160 goals in 155 games for Real Madrid, an astonishing and almost certainly historic record.
The most sought-after centre-forward in the world is the £75m rated Colombian goal machine, Radamel Falcao. Atletico Madrid will be unable to hold on to their prize asset this summer; a bidding war between the ultra- rich trio of Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris St Germain seems to be inevitable.
His Atletico side will travel to Real Sociedad on Sunday, to play a fixture in which he scored a hat-trick last season to secure Los Rojiblancos a 4-0 victory. Falcao has accrued 11 goals in just 7 starts this season, and is on course to exceed his tally of 36 in 50 games in the previous campaign.
The combined treble bet on all these three players to score this weekend (as Anytime Goal-scorers) is 3.04 Euro odds, a very reasonable price when you consider the form and consistency of these very special footballers.