Goalscorers Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt made the headlines in Celtic’s magnificent 2-1 win against La Liga-leaders and Champions League royalty Barcelona last November, but with both players now plying their trade away from Glasgow new heroes must rise when the Catalans revisit Parkhead for the sides’ Group H clash.
If you back a winning first goalscorer or player to score at any time in this fixture and they go on to grab one or two more in the match you’ll get double or treble the odds on your bet, so it could be worth getting on these three Hoops stars in some capacity as they all found the net in Celtic’s last game.
The former Man City striker scored a hat-trick last time out in his club’s 5-2 win at Kilmarnock and has an enviable record in continental competition under Neil Lennon, with five goals in Europe last season including the opener at Camp Nou 12 months ago in Celtic’s unlucky 2-1 defeat.
He is 11/1 to repeat the trick by striking first in this fixture and 11/4 to get on the scoresheet within the 90 minutes.
The former Derby man has found the net almost 40 times in his three and a bit seasons in Scotland and opened the scoring last time out against Kilmarnock in the 20th minute.
Commons scored more than once in a match four times last term and is a big price at 14/1 to score first here, while you can take him to get his fifth goal of the season at some point in the match at 15/4.
The 22-year-old Portuguese rounded off the scoring against Killie and is an interesting candidate to breach Barca as at 6ft 4ins tall he fits a similar profile to Wanyama, whose two-inch shorter frame rose above all of Barca’s defenders to head home the opener in Celtic’s victory last term.
Balde is 14/1 to emulate the Kenyan midfielder with the first goal of the game and 15/4 get on the scoresheet at any time in Glasgow.