Bayern Munich’s full-back David Alaba has started the campaign in rich goalscoring form and with a trip to Group D patsies Viktoria Plzen in the offing he should be backed to swell his account at 2/1, with bwin doubling or tripling your return if he strikes once or twice more.
The Czechs face a tall order to deliver on win odds of 14/1 while Bayern are weighty 13/100 match betting favourites and the draw is a 15/2 chance.
Alaba is Bayern Munich’s joint-second top scorer in the Champions League this term.
His exploits haven’t just been limited to continental matters either and only four of his Bayern teammates have outscored Alaba at domestic level in 2013/14.
There’s no shame in being outgunned by Mario Mandzukic, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller and the 21-year-old can reward punters looking for a more enticing price by getting on the scoresheet amongst his more prolific colleagues.
The Austrian is a regular free-kick and penalty taker for both club and country.
Two of the five strikes he’s registered for Die Roten and Austria this term have come from the spot and he struck three times from 12 yards in 2012/13.
Meanwhile he stroked home a free-kick when the sides met at the Allianz Arena and will fancy his chances from distance given home stopper Matus Kozacik has also been caught out by a long-range Yaya Toure drive in European action this season.
Plzen’s 5-0 beating in Germany took their group stage goals-against tally to 11 in three games.
Pitting his considerable footballing wits against the section’s lowest scoring attack and weakest defence should offer Alaba both the attacking encouragement and defensive licence to bag in the Czech Republic.
Given Munchen have notched three times in their last two away Champions League games against Barcelona and Manchester City they should be capable of racking up a healthy score against inferior foes.