Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer transfer to Juventus has made the Italian champions one of the most popular selections in the betting for this season’s Champions League, with Bet365 offering them at best odds of 7/1*, in from 16/1 when the books opened at the end of May.
Even at the age of 33, Ronaldo remains a formidable force and the statistics show exactly why many punters believe he can bring European success to Turin.
With 120 goals he is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League, with 20 more than Lionel Messi in second place, and he has been the top scorer in each of the competitions’ last six editions. He has five Champions League winner’s medals, one with Manchester United and four in the last five seasons with Real Madrid, while his nine seasons in La Liga yielded an incredible 311 goals in 292 league appearances. Premier League champions Manchester City are the marginal favourites at best odds of 6/1* with BetVictor, with Barcelona, Juve, Paris St Germain, Bayern and Real Madrid all available at prices between 13/2 and 9/1.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|