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Rooney and Dzeko are issued boosted Champions League odds!

| 10.12.2013

With all groups being decided on what promises to be an enthralling matchday six of the Champions League, Ladbrokes have added their own sprinkling of spice to the mix, by boosting Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko to score first in their respective fixtures.

Wayne Rooney to score first v Shakhtar @ 11/2 – out from 9/2

After watching on in agony as his side lost their second consecutive game at Old Trafford, Man United’s talisman Wayne Rooney is back from suspension.

More fired up than ever, therefore, has there ever been a better time to back Britain’s all-time leading scorer in the competition to grab the first goal of the game against Shakhtar?

Not only did Rooney accomplish this feat on matchday one against Bayer Leverkusen, but the number 10 has also netted two first-half strikes in his last four appearances and three altogether in that burst.

Never one to shy away when the chips are down, expect Wazza to lead by example and add to his season’s tally of 10 against the Ukrainians.

Edin Dzeko to score first v Bayern Munich @ 10/1 – out from 9/1

With two goals to his name already in this competition it would be of little surprise to see Manuel Pellegrini opt to start Dzeko in Munich.

After all, there is no one in the Chilean’s current squad with more know-how against German opposition than the man who made his name plundering goals in the Bundesliga.

The Bosnian was also kept to the bench for City’s last game at Southampton which means his fresh legs could be another key factor in him getting the nod.

Dzeko’s record is actually very nearly one goal every two games for the Citizens this season and at these odds, this could prove a very lucrative punt.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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