First and last goalscorer betting on England’s vitally important World Cup qualifying visit to Ukraine rates an especially palatable proposition at bwin.
There’s money back on all losing single bets on both markets for the clash if any player scores more than once and with both teams in prolific form of late that stands a fair chance of going down.
Ukraine have plundered 18 goals in their last four games, a respectable total even if the 9-0 shellacking of San Marino is stricken from the record.
England meanwhile have averaged three strikes in their last three outings.
If tonight’s fixture is to obey the logic of fairytales then it could well be that Frank Lampard will have a goal to cherish alongside the memory of his hundredth cap for his nation.
Chelsea’s midfield rover has scored 29 times in 99 games for his country and can be backed at a generous 8/1 in the first or last goalscorer shoot-outs.
Given six of those goals have come in his last seven outings under Roy Hodgson he’s never been in better scoring nick for his country.
Furthermore his role as trusted – if occasionally errant – penalty taker for the Three Lions saw him notch an equaliser against the Ukrainians in the countries’ most recent meeting.
His stonking free-kick against Hull City on the Premier League’s opening day also demonstrated that he is man to be feared from distance, further multiplying his scoring chances.
The hosts are sure to be hungry for a win which could put them in the driving seat for automatic qualification and it’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s Yevhen Seleznyov who looks their most reliable goal threat.
The 6ft 1in hitman leads the way at 11/2 in the first and last goalscorer markets for his country having bagged in consecutive clashes at international level and he’s made a fine start to the domestic campaign, registering six goals in eight games for Dnipro.