A clean sheet and a three-goal advantage will have been exactly what Jose Mourinho would have wanted ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against APOEL Nicosia and his Galacticos will surely put the tie beyond all doubt early on at the Bernabeu this evening.
APOEL have exceeded all expectations this season, and many people would not have even heard of them before the group stages of the Champions League began.
However, the Cypriot champions have certainly left their mark on the competition after knocking Lyon out and were even holding the Spanish giants to a goalless draw until the 72nd minute last week at the GSP Stadium.
Even so, APOEL’s European excursion will end this evening and it is hard to see how they will leave the Bernabeu with anything but pride.
If punters do want to back the Cypriot side, 28/1 are the odds available for the visitors to claim an unlikely victory and the draw is priced at 10/1.
New customers receive a £25 bonus for joining bwin and backing Madrid to win 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 and maintain their chances of winning the double this campaign would return £77.50 if successful.
But when you have the luxury of choosing between Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema in attack it is no wonder Real Madrid score goals for fun, and it should be no different on Wednesday evening.
Mourinho’s men have racked up a massive 17 goals in their four home ties in the Champions League so far this season and backing the trend to continue with a 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 win for Real could be a better option at 21/10 than backing the short odds of 3/50 on a home success in 90 minutes.
New customers receive a free £25 bet for joining bwin and a punt on Madrid to win 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 and maintain their chances of winning the double this campaign would return £77.50 if successful.
A more conservative option to consider is the hosts to win both halves which is available at odds of 57/100. Three of their four European fixtures at home have resulted in this outcome, so it has every possibility of occurring for a fourth time against the Cypriots, particularly as Mourinho and his men will be keen to put the tie to bed sooner rather than later.
Recommended bet: Real Madrid to win both halves @ 57/100
Outside punt: Real to win 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 @ 21/10
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