Lionel Messi odds cut to 11/10 in Champions League top goalscorer market

Lionel Messi is now just 11/10 to be Champions League 2012-13 top goalscorer (credit: Getty Images)
Lionel Messi’s odds have been cut to 11/10 from 6/4 by bookmaker Bet365 to top the Champions League goalscoring chart for a fifth consecutive season after his brace against Spartak Moscow.
 
Bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said: “11/10 may seem on the short side after match day one but he has a bit of course and distance to his name!
 
“It looked like we had a coupon-buster on our hands after an hour until that man Messi proved to be the difference yet again. We finished match day one well behind.”
 
Bet365 are now 5/4 from 11/10 about all four Premier League sides qualifying for the knockout stage.
 
2012-13 Champions League betting (Bet365):

Outright
 
  5/2 Barcelona
  7/2 Real Madrid
  9/1 Bayern Munich
  9/1 Manchester United
12/1 Manchester City
14/1 Chelsea                        
14/1 Juventus
16/1 Paris Saint-Germain
18/1 Arsenal
28/1 Borussia Dortmund
50/1 Porto                 
66/1 bar including 500/1 Celtic                          
Each-way ½ odds 1, 2
 
How many English clubs will progress from the group stage?
 
500/1 None
  33/1 One
    6/1 Two
11/10 Three
    5/4 Four
 
Top Scorer 
 
11/10 Lionel Messi
    9/2 Cristiano Ronaldo        
  16/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  16/1 Robin van Persie                                        
  20/1 Karim Benzema            
  20/1 Fernando Torres           
Each-way ¼ odds 1,2,3,4

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