Villa and not Messi most likely to provide Champions League refunds
Jordi Alba broke Celtic hearts with the latest of Barcelona winners two weeks ago and if another injury-time goal is scored in the return Champions League Group G clash, punters may be entitled to a refund.
Ladbrokes will be refunding all losing first scorer bets as a free bet, should there be an injury-time goal netted at Celtic Park.
Lionel Messi will surely be the most popular option in the first scorer betting, but offers little value at 2/1.
Messi failed to score at all in Barca’s latest 3-1 La Liga success at home to Celta and has not broken the deadlock all season to date.
Therefore, punters may want to opt for a riskier option at a longer price to open the scoring, knowing they have the fall-back possibility of a refund if they are wrong.
David Villa has found the target in Barcelona’s last three games, grabbing the opener twice in this time, and is 7/1 to strike first at the Nou Camp, with Alba 14/1 to build on his goal in the return fixture.
For Celtic, Charlie Mulgrew has a dangerous left foot and may be on free-kick duties, enhancing his price of 20/1 to net a fourth goal of the campaign.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.