2012/13 Segunda Division champions Elche are busy battening down the hatches for the first visit the Real Madrid goal-machine has made to Martinez Valero in 24 years.
With bwin’s double/triple offer multiplying odds on first AND anytime goalscorer bets for the spectacle if your selection notches more than once, the newly promoted side won’t be the only ones.
Real are 1/4 to register their fifth win in six games, with a first success of the campaign for the hosts longer than Ben Hur at 9/1 and the draw 19/4.
Los Blancos’ first two away performances of the campaign were squibs from the damper end of the spectrum, with a 1-0 win against Malaga followed by a 2-2 draw against Villarreal in which they marred Gareth Bale’s debut with some distinctly average defending.
However, their most recent road trip saw them harness their explosive firepower more productively in a 6-1 deconstruction of Galatasaray and they’ve retained the goalscoring knack since, netting four against Getafe with even Pepe getting his name on the scoresheet.
Los Merengues’ goal-getting efforts this term have been underpinned by the contributions of three men and these may be the ones to focus your dough on in the first and anytime scorer markets.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco have scored 16 of the club’s 18 competitive goals under Carlo Ancelotti between them.
The trio are 7/20, 17/20 and 17/20 to notch at any time during proceedings and those odds will be double or tripled if they can go on to add one or two further strikes to their collections in the 90 minutes.
The inimitable Portuguese has gone multi-goal three times in seven games across all competitions this season, including two hat-tricks to take his career total trios to an obscene 21.
However, there’s plenty of hope that his principle partners in the crime of goal pillaging on the Real attack are potential dough-doublers too with both Benzema and Isco having struck braces in 2013/14.
Ronaldo is 2/1 to open the scoring in Alicante, with the dynamic duo both 17/4.