Diego Costa, the chief goal-getting force in the Atletico Madrid ranks, seems certain to miss the Champions League final against their favourite arch nemeses and city rivals Real.
As unfortunate as this is from an Atleti and neutral perspective, it does make it easier to sound out a winning goalscorer bet ahead of the Lisbon showpiece.
Pre-empting the final name on the scoresheet is a wager one typically must stray from the beaten track in order place, but there’s a sound selection in Los Blancos’ Alvaro Morata, who can be backed to round off proceedings at a sizeable 7/1.
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There’s ample cause to suggest the Arsenal target, or Mr 90th Minute as all the kids will soon be calling him, will hit the final goal of the game; he’s only gone and done it six times this term.
This may not sound so impressive at first, but wait, there’s more – these strikes make up for a staggering 75 per cent of his seasonal haul so far.
The only goals he’s got that didn’t precede the curtain coming down were his equaliser in Real’s 3-2 win over Levante and the first of his brace against Espanyol recently.
Both could’ve just as easily been concluding strikes, however, given that they were scored inside the final four minutes.
Each of the seven onion-bag rustlings he’s been responsible for since represented the final botheration of the scoreboard operator in that particular game.
Nobody leaves it later than Morata and it seems there’s no punt more sensible than backing him to bag last here.