The black and yellow boys at bwin.com are rolling out their double-winnings first-goalscorer offer for the last time this season in the Champions League final, when the Old Lady of Italian football Juventus take on the mighty Barcelona.
If you back the first goalscorer at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and he goes on to score another during the 90 minutes, you’ll get paid out twice, and there are a few omens over the past decade working in this offer’s favour.
Italian teams have made it to the Champions League final three times since 2005, with Milan losing one that year and winning the other in 2007, while neighbours Inter took the trophy three seasons later.
In each of those finals, the Serie A side had a player trouble the scoresheet twice, through Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi and Diego Milito respectively.
Crucially, the latter pair doubled up after bagging openers, so there’s plenty of positive recent history for Massimiliano Allegri’s side to cling onto against Luis Enrique’s 7/20 favourites to lift the trophy for the fifth time.
That being said, the Catalan giants’ armoury is too flashy to be ignored.
Lionel Messi in particular has been in ferocious first-goal form of late, notching Los Blaugrana’s last three openers and going on to complete a brace in his past two appearances.
Neymar has three first-goals to his name since mid-April, doubling up once during that run in this competition against Paris Saint-Germain, while Luis Suarez boasts two in the same timeframe, one of which led to a hat-trick.
They’re 19/5 apiece to start proceedings in Germany, but Barcelona backers are better off with 7/2 favourite Messi, who has rewarded double-winnings first-goal punters a whopping nine times this term.
For Juventus, former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata seems an obvious choice at 9/1 against a club he probably doesn’t like, but only three of the 22-year-old’s 14 goals for the Bianconeri (six of which have come in the Champions League) were openers.
Furthermore, Morata has only doubled up once for the Italian champions, when grabbing the last and second-last strikes in a 7-0 pasting of Parma in November, whereas half of Carlos Tevez’s eight 2014/15 braces included a deadlock-breaker.
At 7/1, back Tevez to emulate countryman Milito’s efforts with Inter in 2010 by bagging the opener, and keep your fingers crossed he gets on the end of something else during the match in order to ring the bell on double winnings.