Barcelona’s meeting with Sevilla will see Lionel Messi and Brazilian boy wonder Neymar take part in their first home La Liga match together as teammates and getting on the unparalleled Argentinean to show his pupil the way by scoring first is doubly attractive thanks to bwin’s offer on the fixture.
Punters backing Messi to score first at 7/5 will see the odds on their wager double in value if he adds a second goal and treble if a hat-trick is completed.
Los Blaugrana are 9/50 to claim maximum reward at the Camp Nou, while Unai Emery’s visitors are 25/2 to gain a first win there since a Copa del Rey success in 2010 – the draw can be backed at 23/4.
Barca are as short as ever and well they might be with their tiny totem back in the side.
The Rosario native has notched in both his La Liga outings to date this term and happily for the purposes of those tempted by bwin’s offer he’s filed multiple-goal returns on both occasions, with a double against Levante followed by a match-winning hat-trick against Valencia at the Mestalla.
In the second of those affairs he notched the first of the game and against Levante he registered the second goal of the clash after 12 minutes, making the prospects for him scoring first encouraging.
He started the scoring in six of his 28 La Liga starts last term and in a match that Barcelona will be expected to dominate it’s worth noting that in 2012/13 he fired his side’s first goal of proceedings 12 times.
Those interested in a more fancifully-priced first goalscorer bet may consider Barca’s ex-Sevilla full-back Adriano at a juicy 14/1 should he be confirmed as making the starting line-up.
The Brazilian served notice of his scoring abilities when ramming home a match-winning thunderbolt against Valencia early last term.
By the end of the Primera Division campaign he had scored Barca’s first goal in four of his 18 starts, three of which were the opening strikes of those games.
bwin are refunding all losing first goalscorer bets along with last goalscorer, player to score two or more and three or more, correct score, first-half correct score and multiple correct score punts if Barcelona fail to win the match.