Real Madrid continue their globe-trotting pre-season preparations with a trip to Leicester this afternoon to take on Sven Goran-Eriksson’s upwardly-mobile Championship outfit.
Los Blancos have already been to the United States this summer and stopped off in Germany before heading to the UK.
Jose Mourinho’s squad will travel to China to take on Guangzhou Evergrande after playing the Foxes, before returning for the Spanish Supercopa on 14th August.
Despite the hectic nature of their schedule, Real have remained in imperious form throughout the programme and have a 100 per cent record so far.
They started with a 4-1 win over Los Angeles Galaxy before defeating Chivas Guadalajara 3-0, Philadelphia Union 2-1 and Hertha Berlin 4-1.
Mourinho is not resting on his laurels either, with the squad travelling to Leicester and China containing most of Real’s biggest stars.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Iker Casillas and Mesut Ozil will all be in attendance, although Angel di Maria will only join up with his clubmates in China.
As such, it will come as no surprise to learn that Real are favourites to beat Leicester this evening in bwin’s 3Way football betting market.
Last year’s La Liga runners-up are 1/5 to notch another pre-season win, with Leicester outside bets at 9/1 and a draw priced at 91/20.
Indeed, with Ronaldo in such rich goalscoring form – he has scored five goals in his last four appearances – it appears the best bet could be on a comprehensive Real victory.
With this in mind, punters could put their money on there being more than 3.5 goals in the game at odds of 4/5.
A successful £25 free bet on there being at least four goals, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £45.
That said, Leicester’s pre-season form suggests Eriksson has once again managed to form a cohesive unit from a host of new additions, with encouraging results recorded against top-class opposition.
The Foxes restricted Valencia to a 1-0 victory and earned a 1-1 draw with Real Mallorca earlier this month.
However, the gulf in class between Leicester and their next opponents suggests even a bet on the east midlanders to avoid defeat in bwin’s double-chance market, available at odds of 11/4, represents something of a risk.
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