Real Madrid are heavy favourites to rack up another victory on their pre-season tour of the US when they take on Philadelphia Union in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Los Blancos, semi-finalists in last season’s Champions League, beat LA Galaxy 4-1 in their first match on American soil this summer before following this up with a 3-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara.
With this stellar form in mind, victory for Jose Mourinho’s men is priced at 9/50 in bwin’s football betting market.
This means that a successful £25 free bet on Real Madrid to beat Philadelphia Union, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £29.50.
As such, those looking to back Real Madrid to beat their opponents this evening would be better to do so in the handicap market where the Union are given a 1-0 advantage.
Even with this, Real are still 12/25 favourites to emerge from the match victorious, meaning a successful £25 free bet would return £37.
Looking at these odds, punters would be forgiven for thinking that Philadelphia Union have next to no chance of scraping a draw, never mind beating the Spanish giants.
However, the Union’s 1-0 victory over Everton earlier this week served as a reminder that they do not intend to merely serve as cannon fodder for visiting European clubs this summer.
Those who think they might have a chance can back Philadelphia Union to win at an attractive 35/4, while a draw is at 21/4.
Nevertheless, and with all due respect to David Moyes’ men, Real Madrid are a cut above Everton and this explains why they are so heavily fancied to succeed where the Toffees failed.
The fact that the Galaxy, Real’s recent opponents, have a better record in the MLS than Philadelphia Union this season indicates los Blancos have more than enough quality to see the job through.
Furthermore, Cristiano Ronaldo is in the sort of form which suggests he will score even if up against the best defenders in the world.
The Portuguese bagged a hat-trick in los Blancos’ last match against Chivas, earning praise from Mourinho.
With this in mind, there are likely to be plenty of goals and punters can bet on there being more than 3.5 goals scored in the match at odds of 3/5.
New customers can register here to claim a £25 free bet.