In a repeat of last season’s final, Real Madrid travel to neighbours Atletico to contest the first leg of their Champions League last-eight affair.
Los Blancos’ haven’t fared overly well against those hailing from the stripy side of the Spanish capital in recent meetings, but like the previous campaign’s showpiece, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will record a sizeable victory and will do so without the aid of extra time.
Should the visitors prevail after giving Los Colchoneros a one-goal head start, punters can get paid out at a sizeable 9/2.
It’s a price that rewards £135 profit if would-be wager makers invest their £30 free bet awarded for opening an account at bwin.com in the outcome and there are ample factors suggesting it’ll prove a shrewd course of action.
Real may not have emerged victorious over 90 minutes in eight renewals of El Derbi Madrileno (their 4-1 Champions League final win in May came after extra-time), but when they get the better of Atleti, it tends to be by a beefy margin.
Aside from the aforementioned final success, four of Los Merengues’ last five wins over this foe have been by more than a one goal.
The aggregate score across this quintet reads 17-3 to Real.
Throw the 4-1 AET triumph from last May into the equation and it swells to 21-4, indicating that when the reigning kings of Europe do beat Atletico, they do it emphatically.
Each of their previous three domestic outings would’ve rewarded backers of this bet, with a ridiculous 14 goals registered across this short spell.
Sharpshooting of this magnitude won’t be required at the Vicente Calderon if Atletico’s Champions League lean streak continues.
They’ve scored just once in three outings in the competition; a repeat of these antics could well mean Real need to score just twice to see backers end the game in profit.
If lining the pocket via this method doesn’t appeal, bwin’s esteemed double winnings offer applies to the clash.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven in his last three, opening the scoring in two of these.
The Portuguese has also got the first Real goal in each of their previous four Champions League outings, three proving to the deadlock breaker.
Such stats suggest you’d be mad to discount his outrageous opening goalscorer price of 17/4 here.