Champions League Opta Stats: Lewandowski and Muller the likeliest of lads

24May 2013

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It's those all-important goal grabbers who go down in Champions League folklore. Even though the 1-1 scoreline has been predicted, Opta points towards a pool of three  great potential candidates...

 

Only Stefan Kießling (12) scored the first goal of a game more often than Dortmund's Marco Reus (8) in the Bundesliga this season

In light of confirmation that Mario Gotze will definitely miss the Wembley showdown after failing to shake off his hamstring injury, it will be down to Dortmund's  other attacking stars to shine. One man Jurgen Klopp can certainly rely upon on the big stage to notch the goals, other than Robert Lewandowski, is Reus. Behind his  ultra-prolific teammate Lewandowski, the fleet-footed wide man represents BvB's second top scorer in this year's Champions League with four goals. In addition to his  handy knack of opening the scoring in the Bundesliga, Reus has also drawn first blood three times in this competition.

Recommended Bet: Back Marco Reus to score first @ 13.0

 

Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has scored 22 goals in his last 24 competitive appearances for the club; only Cristiano Ronaldo (12) has scored more Champions  League goals than the Polish striker (10) this season

It's no shock to find Bayern priming the piggy bank for a damn good shaking in order to bring Dortmund's prize Pole to the Allianz Arena next season. Lewandowski's  virtuoso four-goal demolition of Real Madrid in the semi-final first leg on its own was enough to add another £10 million to an already sizeable price tag. This guy  has hit dizzying heights in front of goal this season and it's no secret that this will almost certainly be his last game in the famous black and yellow, so what  better way to mark it than a goal. Bayern know only too well what a threat he is after his five goals against them since the start of last season.

Best Bet: Back Robert Lewandowski to score @ 3.0

 

Bayern striker Thomas Muller has scored seven goals in his last eight Champions League matches, this despite only attempting 13 shots on target in these games overall

Muller has been the epitome of German efficiency for FC Hollywood this season. The joint-third top scorer in this year's Champions League has been busy bagging goals  with consummate ease for Heynckes' European juggernauts as the rounds have swung past. Of course, Muller was the man for the biggest stage when he looked to have set  Bayern on course for glory with a trademark header at the back post in last year's final against Chelsea. Bayern are a monster side in stature which accounts for the  fact they have scored more headed goals than any other side in the competition with five and it's that man Muller who has nodded in the last two.

Recommended Bet: Back Thomas Muller to score @ 3.4

 

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Keywords: Champions League Opta Stats, Lewandowski, Muller

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