After a profitable weekend, our Spanish tipster, Phil Kitromilides, takes a look at this Champions League encounter in Turkey and has a recommended bet at 11/10Following an eventful weekend which saw Gareth Bale's goalscoring debut and Cristiano Ronaldo's long-awaited contract renewal, Real Madrid get their European campaign underway on Tuesday night with a trip to Istanbul.
Los Blancos have been pitted against a Galatasaray side whom they knocked out of the comeptition last
season in the quarter-finals and Bet365 price a victory for Carlo Ancelotti's men in their opening group game at 1/2 (1.50).
But the Spanish giants have never beaten Galatasaray in Istanbul and a win for the Turkish champions is offered at 11/2 (6.50).
Madrid's somewhat uninspiring start to their domestic campaign, coupled with the fact that this is their first foray into European competition this season, makes this a tough one to call.
Goals, however, look likely although the price of 4/6 (1.65) for both teams to score will only appeal to the most hardened of punter.
Instead in situations like these backing two to three goals in the game appears to be a solid option and is offered at an attractive 11/10 (2.10).
Indeed, this bet has proved to be a consistent winner in Madrid's European away games, paying out in 10 of their last 15 matches on the road in the Champions League.
The most appealing thing about this bet is that it covers a lot of bases, paying out with a 2-0, 2-1 or 3-0 win for either side or with a 1-1 draw. Realistically, those looks to be the most likely possible results so a bet which covers all of them whilst still paying out at odds against has to be the best option.
|2-3 goals in the game at 11/10 (2.10) 0.5 point stake with bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid