Chelsea and FC Bayern Munchen were among the biggest profiteers as the first night of Champions League matchweek three established a new record goal haul for a single evening in the competition’s current format.
The pair netted 13 of a total 40 Tuesday night strikes as they sent packing Maribor and Roma respectively, but Shakhtar Donetsk were not to be outdone, putting six past BATE Borisov.
It eclipsed the previous high watermark of the tournament in its current guise, which stood at 36, set way back on the September 13, 2000.
With the scent of blood still in the air, the second cohort of the continent’s leading marksmen head out on the hunt this evening and bwin have set the over/under line for October 22 at 22.5 goals.
The ever-shrewd layers have priced up both sides of the goal line at 17/20, but despite last night’s bonanza, there’s only one side to be on here.
Of the five nights of Champions League group stage football played so far in 2014/15, just one has crossed the aforementioned line.
The opening evening saw 23 goals netted, with no more than 20 struck on the next three duelling dates.
Unders backers will pleased to see at least half of the match betting favourites are playing away from home tonight, with Juventus, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal all on the road.
That they’re still the jollies suggests that their dominance in the market would be significantly magnified were they instead battling their opponents on home turf.
As such we can assume that they will face a greater struggle to assert themselves tonight.
Elsewhere Zenit travel to Bayer Leverkusen with the chance of a fourth consecutive away Champions League outing of under 2.5 goals in the offing.
Monaco, meanwhile, host Benfica in what could be the principality’s eighth straight clash to give the two-strikes-or-less fiends the loot.
Both games can be backed in an under 2.5 goals double at a healthy 2/1.