After firing home all four of his side’s goals in their 4-1 win at home to Spurs at the weekend, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero looks criminally overpriced at 40/1 with bwin to claim another hat-trick on the road at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
The former Atletico Madrid hitman bagged a pair of braces against the same opposition in the continent’s premier competition last term, and goes into this match in even sharper striking form than 12 months ago.
The boys in black and gold’s price on an Aguero three-goal haul in Russia dwarfs those of other bookmakers, with 25/1 the best odds around bar bwin’s and one firm offering only 10s.
Indeed, bwin go top price on over 30 players’ hat-tricks in this Arena Khimki clash, but their white-hot Argentine rates by far the best option at a venue that holds little fear.
Ex-Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic put CSKA up just after half an hour when these sides met in Moscow last term, but Aguero roared back by bagging two for Manuel Pellegrini’s men before half-time, with the match ending 2-1.
Two weeks later, the 25-year-old put City 2-0 up within 20 minutes, with the Chilean coach eventually overseeing a 5-2 victory.
Aguero has notched an astonishing tally of 85 strikes in 132 games for the blue half of Manchester, with three hat-tricks and a further 13 multi-goal hauls making up part of that total.
Ten goals in his first ten club games of 2014/15 points to a man at the peak of form, so 40/1 on Aguero going just one better than in both matches against Leonid Slutsky’s side is laying lunacy.
Based on their 2013/14 Champions League form, the Citizens look the only way to play in the win-draw-win market at 67/100, with the hosts short enough to swerve at 4/1 and the draw 27/10.