With friendly matches often difficult to call, Phil Kitromilides argues that investing in two or three goals to be scored offers punters an excellent array of optionsIt may only be two days old by the time kick off comes around, but it is unlikely that 2014 will see many more glamorous club friendlies than Real Madrid against Paris Saint-Germain in Qatar.
The game has certainly caught the locals' imagination with tickets selling out extremely quickly meaning the Khalifa stadium will be filled to capacity for what could be an intriguing spectacle.
Certainly the French side will be hugely keen to measure themselves against the might of Madrid and Paddy Power offer a win for PSG at 5/2 (3.50). Carlo Ancelotti's men for their part can be backed at 19/20 (1.95) against the manager's former side with the draw offered at 12/5 (3.40).
It worth considering that these two teams met back in the summer in a friendly held in Sweden, with Madrid edging a tight affair 1-0.
Given the fact that it is being billed as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, you might readily expect a few more goals on Thursday afternoon and over 2.5 goals is offered at just 4/7 (1.57).
Yet these two teams are pretty evenly matched meaning we may not see as many goals as the talent on the field may suggest.
To this end backing 2-3 goals in the game at 11/10 (2.10) looks to be an excellent selection for a bet that will keep things exciting.
It is always difficult to know how teams will approach friendly games, but this selection gives you plenty of options and pays out with a number of different results.
|2-3 goals to be scored in the game at 11/10 (2.10) 1.0pt stake with Paddy Power|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid