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Los Blancos hold a significant aggregate lead in this tie but our Spanish tipster is still expecting the high-flying visitors to find the back of the net at the Bernabeu

While the rest of La Liga's sides are playing their first matches in this season's Copa Del Rey, Real Madrid face Cultural Leonesa in the second leg of their round of 32 clash, in a tie which was brought forward because of Madrid's participation in the Club World Cup.

The tie is effectively over after Los Blancos' resounding 7-1 victory in the first leg though, and Wednesday night's game is about the visitors enjoying their visit to the capital and Madrid giving minutes to some of their more youthful prospects.

Zinedine Zidane suprised many with his team selection for the first leg fielding a side that was not far off full strength, although with the tie won and the Clasico coming up on Saturday the manager will surely make significant changes having already confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out the match as well as several other first team regulars.

The likes of James Rodriguez, Marco Asensio and Fabio Coentrao are all likely to feature though while several youth prospects, including Enzo Zidane, have been called up and the hosts are offered at just 1/16 (1.06) with bet365 for the win.

The visitors, meanwhile, are offered at 28/1 (29.00) and ply their trade in the third tier of Spanish football. They are top of their regional division, however, and have recorded six wins and a draw in the seven games since their first leg thrashing.

Cultural have scored almost twice as many goals as anyone else in their division and with 43 strikes in 16 league games they are averaging just under three goals a game.

While a victory at the Bernabeu against a side who are unbeaten in 31 matches in all competitions is surely beyond them, the visitors will feel they can at least score and goals at both ends is offered at 4/5 (1.80).

For higher odds, the price of evens (2.00) for Real Madrid to win and concede looks inviting and this is a selection which has paid out with great regularity this season at the Bernabeu.

Indeed, this bet has proved profitable in six of Madrid's nine home matches in all competitions this term, with Zidane's men keeping just one clean sheet so far in their own stadium.

The visitors are a side full of goals and confidence playing one of the biggest games in their recent history, and they should be counted on to make their mark on a high-scoring game. 

Real Madrid to win and both teams to score full time at evens (2.00) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365

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