France full back Kurzawa in fine form with three strikes already this season, so is well worth backing against Bats at best-price 12/1 with bet365.
Layvin Kurzawa is probably not the first name that leaps to mind when you think of Monaco goal threats, but the left back has three in four for Leonardo Jardim’s team this term already. That makes best anytime scorer odds of 12/1 on offer at bet365 brilliant value.
Not only has all-action outlet Kurzawa helped contain Young Boys Berne during the third qualifying round of the Champions League, as well as keep another clean sheet in his most recent Ligue 1 outing against Lille, but goals have suddenly been added to his game.
Clever Kurzawa scored both home and away against the Swiss side to set up Monaco’s play-off tie with resurgent La Liga force Valencia. Jardim’s team are actually top-price 21/5 outsiders with BetVictor for a first leg win in the Mestalla, but could well take a lead back to the Principality.
Los Che have seen interest in star defender Nicolas Otamendi from Premier League pair Manchester United and now City become an unwelcome distraction, as they prepare for their first competitive outing of the campaign.
There are so many similarities between the Bats, odds-on 5/6 favourites with Betfred for a first leg victory, and visitors Monaco. Both clubs are all about giving young talent a chance, and Jardim has a flexible forward roster that could cause chaos against the home defence.
Potential Valencia debutant Zakaria Bakkali could well be marking Kurzawa, and talented teenage Belgian was not exactly diligent when it came to tracking back at former club PSV Eindhoven. Dutch football with its traditional 4-3-3 tactics teaches young forwards little about defensive responsibility.
This is definitely something France international full back Kurzawa can exploit, provided he does not allow Bakkali to put him on the back foot. At a tasty 12/1 and given his current purple patch, he is definitely worth a punt.
Bookies.com best bet: Layvin Kurzawa scores anytime @ 12/1 with bet365.