09/07/2021 at 3:54 PM CEST
The race for the particular duel between Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi starts from scratch this weekend, but this time with different shirts. The Argentine will do it with the elastic of Paris Saint Germain, while the Portuguese will do it with that of Manchester United.
Messi already has a few minutes in his pocket, after having played part of the last league duel of the Parisians, but he has not yet opened his scoring account. This weekend, against the weak Clermont, a recently promoted to Ligue 1, it seems the right moment for him to start adding goals to his locker.
That is why the odds of his goals continue to rise. That Messi manages to score 24 goals or more in Ligue 1 is paid at Betfair at 1.73 odds, while if he raises the score to 26 or more it is 2.38. These would be good options because, as we have already analyzed in depth, Messi’s records at Barcelona invite optimism and it must be taken into account that he is now in a weaker league than Spain.
A war that continues every season
If we look at their quotas for this weekend, Everything indicates that it will be the day in which the champagne will be uncorked, so it is a good idea to place our long-term bets before the meeting on Saturday. That he achieves a goal against Clermont is 1.4, the double is 2.8 and the hat-trick is 7.0.
In the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, the market is a bit less optimistic. It is true that the Premier League is a tougher league than Ligue 1, but Cristiano comes from being the top scorer in the Italian league. Despite this, Betfair places the line of its goals at 22 or more at odds 1.85, while it achieves 24 or more it is at 2.63 and if it scores 26 or more it goes up to 4.33.
Against Newcastle United they will have the opportunity to dress for the first time in twelve years with the Manchester United elastic band and to score their first goals as the new ‘Red Devil’ in a match that seems very suitable for them. United’s victory on Saturday is at 1.18 and the question is whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer places him as a starter or not.