Goal-greedy Germany visit the point-less Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying group C and bwin are marking the occasion by offering double and triple returns on first goalscorer bets if a player opens the scoring and goes on to score one or two more in the match.
Considering Joachim Low’s side became the joint-top scorers in qualifying with 25 goals in seven games after their 3-0 win over Austria last time out, this is a cracking chance to boost your winnings.
The Faroes have shipped 22 goals in qualifying, which would be the joint-worst defensive tally in Europe if it weren’t for perennial losers San Marino’s whopping 38 concessions in group H.
In this market it is difficult to look beyond fit again Miroslav Klose, whose opener against the neighbours drew him level with compatriot Gerd Muller as the joint-11th highest international goalscorer of all time on 68 goals.
That was his second World Cup qualifying opener in a row after breaking the deadlock away to Kazakhstan in March, but at just 9/4 and with so many other attacking threats available to Low, the Lazio striker is a bit on the skinny side.
The Faroese conceded from the spot in each of their last two qualifiers, so Germany penalty specialist Mesut Ozil must come into contention for first-goal honours as the new Arsenal signing has converted from 12 yards on two occasions in group C.
Ozil is Germany’s joint-top scorer in qualifying with five goals in seven matches and the 4/1, which would end up at 12/1 if the £42.5m midfielder opens the scoring and completes a hat-trick, about him in the same market is too good to ignore.
At a bigger price, the 20/1 on Ozil’s new club-mate Per Mertesacker is the pick of the first goalscorer outside bets.
The Gunners centre-half scored four Premier League goals last season and his 6ft 6in frame will cause havoc in the home side’s box at corners and free-kicks.
With a whopping potential return of 60/1 if Mertesacker goes on to run riot at the Torsvollur Stadium, you could do a lot worse than backing the 28-year-old to add to his two international goals with the opener.