Odds shown as:

Bayern Munich’s goal machine: Robert Lewandowski on target to finish as UCL’s top goalscorer


In many ways Robert Lewandowski is a freak. When a football leaves the 31-year-old’s foot or head, it seems to almost always find its way into the back of the net. The Bayern Munich striker seems to constantly be in just the right place, at just the right time, and to say that it is due to luck is an extremely lazy perception born out of pure ignorance. 

To say that Lewandowski’s prolificacy is down to the standard of the league he lights up on a weekly basis is a statement made by ill-informed football fans lacking in sense and realism. There is no other way to view the Poland international, other than with complete awe and respect. He is an anomaly; a goal-addicted genius who excels within his field at an alarmingly consistent rate. 

You only have to take his stats from this season as proof. Most striker’s would yearn for a 39-goal haul across an entire campaign and this time out Lewandowski has managed it by the end of February. 25 of those goals have fallen in the league for Bayern, while a further three have reared their head in the DFB Pokal - a competition which the Bavarian outfit won last season and are once again on course to prevail in again this time out.

Perhaps most impressively, though, the Pole has found the back of the net 11 times in the Champions League this season. His perfectly-timed, instinctive tap-in during Bayern’s 3-0 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night has seen him edge just ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland at the top of the UCL’s goalscoring chart - it comes as little surprise to anyone.

With now 64 Champions League goals to his name, Lewandowski is among the competition’s top five all-time goalscorers. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with a staggering 128, while Lionel Messi follows fairly close behind on 114. Real Madrid legend Raul is third with 71 to his name, while Karim Benzema is level with Lewandowski on 64. 

After starting the campaign at 16/1 to finish as the Champions League’s top marksman, Lewandowski’s price has now been slashed to as short as 1/4 following his recent exploits in Europe’s premium knockout competition. The main question on everyone's lips, though, is can he surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of scoring 17 goals throughout a single Champions League campaign?  

The Juventus forward has long been known as the king of this competition, affirmed by the fact that he has managed to score 15 or more goals in it three times during the previous seven years which, to be honest, is madness. It is a big ask for Lewandowski to net six more goals in this season’s Champions League. After all, it is not a certainty that Bayern will reach the final of the competition, despite the Germans looking incredibly strong in the first-leg of their last-16 tie against Chelsea this week.

Indeed, if you look at the pattern in which his sensational campaign has followed so far, you would perhaps be foolish to back against the Pole getting close to Ronnie’s record-breaking tally set back in 2013-14. 

It is currently a two-horse race between a former and present employee of Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Champions League’s top scorer chart, with 19-year-old Erling Braut Haaland trailing Lewandowski by just one goal at this stage. The Norwegian starlet has 10 to his name, with the third most prolific player shaping up in the form of Bayern’s six-goal Serge Gnabry after the former Arsenal winger scored a stunning brace at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening. 

Haaland is currently best priced at 4/1 to finish as top scorer in this season’s Champions League, while Gnabry can be found as high as 150/1 with certain bookmakers. The overwhelming favourite remains Lewandowski, however, and it is clear to understand why. Bayern’s very own trusted, goal-addicted freak of nature is unstoppable once he gets going and, with 39 goals before winter has turned to spring, it is fair to say that he is very much now in full flow.

Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Get £35 In Free Bets
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org