Understandably Lionel Messi (11/4) and Cristiano Ronaldo (7/2) once again lead the betting for Champions League top goalscorer this year, having carved it up between them for the last six seasons.
However, Neymar and Gareth Bale have turned up to snaffle some of their goals now, offering plenty of hope for some choice alternatives at a working man’s price.
PSG’s Edinson Cavani @ 25/1
The £50m-plus Uruguayan boasts a blistering European strike-rate in recent seasons, with five goals in eight Champions League games in 2011/12 and a stonking seven in seven during a Europa League campaign Napoli only took half-seriously last term.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be regarded as likely to siphon off some of his strikes, but as last season’s leading assister in the competition the Swede should provide plenty of opportunities for Cavani too.
Laurent Blanc’s strikeforce stand a superb chance of getting off to a flyer, with a group including Benfica, Olympiakos and Anderlecht arguably the easiest section of all.
Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang @ 40/1
Few can have expected just how well former St Etienne man Aubameyang would start his career at Dortmund, where his five Bundesliga strikes outgun last season’s Champions League scoring silver medallist Robert Lewandowski by one.
While the Pole’s proclivities will have been much studied this time around, his new colleague will benefit from being a relatively unknown quantity.
Chelsea’s Oscar @ 80/1
No player to notch more than four goals in last season’s competition did so at a better goals-per-minute ratio than the young Brazilian, who seemed to be at his most influential in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho’s hand on the Chelsea tiller is another reason to fancy Oscar’s chances of out-running his juicy top goalscorer odds, with the Portuguese reaching at least the semi-finals of the competition for the last four seasons.