Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League last-16 second-leg clash at home to Zenit Saint-Petersburg sees bwin.com’s double/treble money offer come into play once again and punters lucky enough to back the first goalscorer will have their odds exponentially multiplied if the player in question bags one or two more.
While many will fancy BVB top scorer Robert Lewandowski at 5/2 in this market, there’s a compelling case for punters to plump for fellow forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at meatier 7/2 odds at the Westfalenstadion.
The hosts are 1/3 to beat Zenit again, after their 4-2 first-leg win in Russia, with the visitors 13/2 and the draw 9/2.
Gabon’s finest has broken the deadlock and gone on to bag at least one more in four matches already this term.
That’s twice as many times as Lewandowski, who’s grabbed multiple strike tallies on a whopping seven occasions this season, but has only added to an opening goal twice in 31 Bundesliga and Champions League appearances.
Indeed, while the Bayern Munchen-bound Pole has found the back of the net for Die Borussian 21 times already in 2013/14, only four of those efforts were the first in their respective matches which, as indicated below, compares unfavourably with his 24-year-old teammate.
Aubameyang has struck BVB’s first goal in seven of the nine matches he’s notched in since signing from Saint-Etienne.
Six of those strikes would have landed the spoils for first-goalscorer bettors and considering the former AC Milan youth has gone on to bag a brace after grabbing the opener twice since the end of January, he looks the right man to bring home the double/treble money bacon.
With Jakub Blaszczykowski and Marco Reus out injured for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Aubameyang looks set to start in his favoured right-wing spot.
While it is true that the French-born forward hasn’t exactly lit up the Champions League this season, with just one goal from the substitutes bench so far, that’s largely due to Klopp picking Blaszczykowski and Reus ahead of him in Europe
With neither of those options available to the 46-year-old against Zenit, Aubameyang has to start – as he has in six of BVB’s last seven fixtures – and rates cracking value to beat Lewandowski to the punch once more before going on to bag a hatful.