Yaya Toure’s scoring form has gone through the roof under Manuel Pellegrini and the 4/1 about him to score at any time against Bayern Munich looks a great price, especially with bwin’s double/triple offer multiplying your money if he strikes again in the Group D humdinger.
The offer will see your odds double or triple if Yaya scores once or twice more in the match and also applies to all first goalscorer odds.
Toure has scored six goals in eight games under Pellegrini.
While Roberto Mancini would usually wait until City were in dire straits before freeing the towering Ivorian midfielder of his defensive shackles, his new boss has been more inclined to play him further forward, with Fernandinho doing the meat and potatoes stuff in behind.
His current goals-to-games ratio sees him more than halfway to matching his seasonal tallies from his three previous campaigns as a Citizen, from less than a fifth of the starts.
He’s capable of scoring in many different ways.
Yaya has developed a real penchant for dead-ball wonders this term, striking from direct free-kicks against Newcastle, Hull and Wigan.
A 35-yard thunderbolt from open play against Plzen on matchday one also points to the fact that given space he can conjure a goal from nothing.
Meanwhile, goals from corners against Manchester United and Aston Villa suggest that his foxiness in the box is yet another way his name could be added to the score sheet.
He could be afforded extra licence by a mismatch with Philipp Lahm.
The Germany skipper has played more matches across the Bundesliga and Champions League as a defensive midfielder than he has in his favoured right-back position this term as Josep Guardiola tinkers with Bayern’s natural order.
Toure’s size advantage of more than half a foot could allow him to physically dominate Lahm in a key area in front of the Munich defence.
He’s a big match player.
Most recently seen during his domination of Man Utd new boy Marouane Fellaini, Toure’s zeal for the big matches sees him turn it up a notch for the box office bouts, a fact often bemoaned by City fans during more mundane encounters such as their recent loss to Aston Villa.
Yaya has notched against Bayern when they visited the Etihad two years ago, Ajax in last year’s Champions League and in two of the last three Manchester derbies.