Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain kick off the German and French campaigns this weekend in their respective nation’s equivalents of the Community Shield.
Die Roten face Bundesliga runners up and national cup winners Wolfsburg in the Super Cup, meanwhile PSG, who won every domestic competition they entered last term, meet Lyon in the Trophee des Champions.
Both are heavily fancied to prevail (Bayern are 95/100, Les Parisiens 3/5), but combine the pair in a double and a reward of 4/1 can be copped so long as the two tussles contain a total north of 4.5 goals between them.
All four participants boast sufficient attacking muscle to ensure the second part of the punt cops with ease, meaning we’re likely to be relying on the overwhelming favourites to ensure this payday lands.
Looking at the German leg of the bet, Borussia Dortmund are the only team to have savoured more success than Pep Guardiola’s men in pursuit of the Super Cup.
Bayern have won it four times, two of which were in this decade, whereas rookies Die Wolfe are making their first appearance in the showpiece.
At least one Super Cup participant across six of the previous seven seasons has struck twice, while four of the fixtures across this spell have featured a minimum of three goals.
Furthermore, since 1987, all bar one of the editions to involve the Bavarians has seen the net bulge on at least three occasions.
Over to PSG then, who are looking to complete a hat-trick of Trophee des Champions against Lyon, who they have beaten in five of their previous seven meetings.
The last four renewals of this match have seen 18 goals plundered, an average of 4.5 per game, so this inter-Ligue 1 affair will probably see us home on the onion-bag rippling front if Bayern and Wolfsburg fail to make it rain.