With question marks still lingering over his performances in big games, Romelu Lukaku will be aiming to prove a point when Manchester United visit the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to take on Sevilla in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
The Belgium international reached the 20-goal mark for the season with a double against Huddersfield in the FA Cup, although only one of those strikes has come against a team in the Premier League’s top 10.
Lukaku the favourite
Nevertheless, Lukaku has four goals in six Champions League matches this season and is ‘s 11/2 (6.50) favourite to open the scoring in Spain.
That price looks rather appealing for a striker with six goals from his last eight appearances, with 15/8 (2.88) anytime odds surely worth backing at the very least.
Only two of Lukaku’s current teammates found the net from open play in the group stages, so Alexis Sanchez will need to hit the ground running for Jose Mourinho’s team.
Having scored 11 times in 25 European games for Arsenal, the January signing is available at 21/10 (3.10) to score on his Champions League debut for his new club.
Alternatively, Marcus Rashford can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) to score for just the second time in 14 matches, having hit three goals from two starts in the previous round.
Ben Yedder to find form?
At the other end of the pitch, Wissam Ben Yedder will also be hoping to rediscover his touch in a competition that has proved particularly fruitful so far.
The Frenchman is Los Rojiblancos’ favourite at 11/2 (6.50) to break the deadlock with a ninth goal in nine Champions League fixtures this season, and priced at 7/4 (2.75) to strike anytime.
However, Ben Yedder’s poor recent form of one goal in seven games means he is not even guaranteed to start up front, with Vincenzo Montella instead favouring Luis Muriel.
Although yet to score in this season’s competition, the Colombia international is on offer at 21/10 (3.10) to get off the mark at the best possible moment in this knockout clash.
Finally, Pablo Sarabia offers a tempting longer shot at 4/1 (5.00) after getting on the scoresheet in five of his last eight appearances.
Lukaku to score anytime at 15/8 (2.88) with for a 1pt stake