Whether it is for club or country, when Cristiano Ronaldo walks onto a football pitch he expects to score and it is an abnormal occurrence when he fails.
So despite the extremely short odds of 11/4 for the Real Madrid man to break the deadlock when Portugal face Turkey, it is the obvious bet in the goalscorers markets.
With 32 international goals to his name, Ronaldo is only 17 goals adrift of Portugal’s all-time leading goalscorer Pauleta’s total of 47. Off the back of an incredible goalscoring season, it would be a surprise if the Portuguese captain does not eat into this deficit on Saturday evening.
Portugal’s number seven notched seven goals to help guide his side to this summer’s European Championship and if the Seleccao are to stand any chance of winning the tournament it is crucial that their talisman is firing on all cylinders.
As a result, Ronaldo is expected to play some part in today’s warm-up fixture, especially since boss Paulo Bento has confirmed that he will start with his strongest 11 at Estádio da Luz.
With this in mind, backing the former Manchester United striker to score at anytime is also a must at odds of 1/2.
If the prices on Ronaldo hitting the target do not offer some punters enough value, then it could be worth looking towards well-travelled forward Helder Postiga.
The Real Zaragoza man only started four of the Group H qualifying matches but still managed to find the net on three occasions.
Postiga became a regular face in the side towards the end of the campaign and the 29-year-old hitman bagged two crucial goals in Portugal’s 6-2 playoff victory over Bosnia.
Although not quite as prolific as Ronaldo, Postiga still has an impressive 19 international goals to his name and certainly knows where the back of the net is.
Given Ronaldo’s extremely short price, bwin customers could be drawn to the former Tottenham flop at healthier odds of 5/1 to break the deadlock.
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Cristiano Ronaldo to score at any time @ 1/2
Cristiano Ronaldo to score first @ 11/4
Helder Postiga to score first @ 5/1
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