Van Persie and Lewandowski in Coral double scorer special
This season’s club top-scorers Robin van Persie and Robert Lewandowski, at Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund respectively, look to add to their impressive goal tallies in their Champions League last 16 match-ups. Back them at 4/1 to both score.
United travel to Greek Super League table-toppers Olympiakos in what will be seen as a favourable draw for David Moyes’ side, particularly as their opponents have lost leading scorer Kostas Mitroglu to Fulham.
For the away side, however, they possess one of Europe’s most lethal forwards in Van Persie. Despite the Dutchman being out injured for around two months with groin and hamstring injuries this season, he has still managed an impressive 11 goals in 16 league games – including scoring four in his last five since his return.
Van Persie has faced Olympiakos twice before for Arsenal and scored once in the total 104 minutes he played. His odds of evens say he can net again at anytime.
His new club have won their previous four matches against the Greek side, at an average of three goals per game, and you can back them at 5/1 to score over 2.5 times or 13/10 to net two or more.
Bayern Munich-bound Lewandowski will lead the attack for current side Dortmund on their travels to Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg.
The Poland international star has netted 14 goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances this season, and more crucially four in six Champions League games. Last campaign he managed an impressive 10 in 13 as he helped his club to the final of Europe’s elite competition. Back the 25-year-old at evens to score again anytime.
Dortmund are lagging behind in their domestic table this season in third, one point behind Bayer Leverkusen and a whopping 20 off Bayern, so Jurgen Klopp will know that they need a good result in Russia to help them through a fairly difficult stage.
The Germans go into this first leg as odds-on favourites at 5/6 and 1/5 to win the overall tie, so don’t look past Lewandowski, who has 19 goals in all competitions this season to see them through.