Fans of English football know all about Roma frontman Edin Dzeko. He was prolific at Manchester City and has been particularly good on the road of late for his current club.
The Giallorossi are at Porto in the Champions League last 16 this Wednesday (kick-off: 20:00 GMT) with a slender 2-1 lead from the first leg.
That narrow aggregate advantage for Roma is made all the more tenuous by the fact their Portuguese hosts got an away goal in the Eternal City.
In Dzeko, the Serie A side have the perfect hold-up man for such a European tie. He’s a target man who can bring others into play and the Giallorossi could well counterattack their hosts.
Porto must score at least once if they are to progress to the quarter-finals. The onus is on the Dragons here then, but given Dzeko’s height he is also an obvious threat from set pieces.
Value on Dzeko anytime goalscorer bet
A top price of 9/4 with betway to score anytime looks very smart value, especially as Dzeko is in good form on his travels.
With five goals in his last four away starts across all competitions, Dzeko is a danger for a Porto defence which simply isn’t given a thorough enough examination week in, week out in their domestic league.
While the Dragons’ home record has to be respected, they do concede goals in Europe, shipping seven in the last five.
Dzeko is clearly saving his best for the Champions League this season as he’s averaged a goal per game in five outings. His overall tally for Roma this term is 12 in 28.
While Dzeko laid on both of the Giallorossi goals in the first leg, there’s every chance he’ll go from provider to scorer in this and is well worth a wager to do so!
Bet of the Day: Edin Dzeko anytime goalscorer at 9/4 with betway in Porto v Roma.