Australian Gambling – He’s the name on the Melbourne – and Australian – soccer community’s lips. Arguably the biggest name ever to land on our shores to play in the A-League (there was a bloke named Del Pierro in Sydney who might have something to say about the claim).
Spanish star striker David Villa is in town to join the newly named Melbourne City for a 10 game stint to kick off the A-league season, which starts this week.
Villa arrived in Melbourne on Sunday evening and met with head coach John van’t Schip, before joining the team Monday morning for his first training session in Melbourne.
He’s available for selection and we’re expecting goals galore out of the 32 year old, who counts World Cup, Champions League and Spanish Primera Liga winner’s medals among his impressive achievements.
Sportsbet.com.au is getting in on the ‘Villa Fever’ striking the A-League and has released several amusing novelty markets on the star.
His chances of scoring on debut look pretty good at $2, but exactly how will he celebrate his first goal in the A-League?
Doing the standard slide onto the ground with arms wide is the logical favourite at $1.40, but Sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson reckons that’s boring!