Chelsea’s Brazilian ace Oscar developed a penchant for Champions League goals in his freshman year and backing him to score first against Schalke at a delicious 19/2 rates a proposition of redoubled allure with bwin refunding losing first goalscorer punts if Adam Szalai notches in Gelsenkirchen.
The Hungarian has hit two goals in his last two matches for Die Konigsblauen and bwin are also refunding dud correct score, player to score two or more and player to score three or more wagers if he registers once again.
Oscar had the best minutes per goal average of any player to score five or more in last season’s competition.
Feeling his way into domestic competition following his switch from Brazil the former Internacional midfielder was more immediately at home in European competition, scoring his first five goals for the club in the Champions League.
In doing so he scored at a better per-minute rate than tournament top gun Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
The Brazilian has the taste for blood after bagging in successive Premier League games.
It took Oscar 22 games to reach the five-goal mark last year so it’s a testament to his increasing potency as well as the trust his manager and teammates have in him that he’s reached that figure in half the games this year.
All but one of those efforts were netted in his last six outings and he’s on a streak having scored against Norwich and Cardiff.
With the latter coming during a half-hour cameo from the bench he should be cherry ripe to puncture the Schalke rearguard.
Seven of the Chelsea number 11’s last eight club strikes have broken the deadlock.
Young Oscar is a phenomenon of the to score first betting idiom, whose knack for getting the fire started has seen four of his five goals this season have opened the scoring.
In fact nine of the occasions in which he’s netted in a Chelsea shirt have been the game’s first goal.