Spanish football expert Phil Kitromilides believes the price of 5/6 for a rampant Cristiano Ronaldo to score at anytime is just too good to turn down in this matchThe two most successful clubs in the history of their respective countries meet this evening at the Juventus Stadium tonight in a game which looks extremely tricky to call.
The hosts are hanging by a thread in the competition, knowing that another defeat would leave them with an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages, while Real Madrid are all but through to the last 16 after three wins from three matches so far.
Juve therefore have infinitely more motivation to go all out for the win and bet365 offer Antonio Conte's men at 6/4 (2.50) to claim the three points. The visitors for their part are offered at 9/5 (2.80) with the draw available at 11/4 (3.75).
In recent matches Madrid have been clicking up front, playing some superb attacking football and scoring plenty of goals, as highligted in the preview ahead of their previous game against Rayo Vallecano which gave us a 4/5 (1.80) when the Whites notched three times.
For all their attacking dominance though, at the back Madrid have looked more than a little shaky and that will give hope to Juventus ahead of this match.
That both teams will score looks almost certain and the price of 8/15 (1.53) reflects this. Likewise over 2.5 goals looks extremely likely yet odds of 13/20 (1.65) will attract few punters.
Instead, of all the bets that look liked nailed on selections in this tie, Cristiano Ronaldo to score at anytime is arguably the best option at 5/6 (1.83) with bet365.
The forward is in the form of his life, and his relentless goal scoring shows no signs of abating. The statistics make it hard to dispute the likelihood of this bet paying out, with Ronaldo scoring in 11 of Madrid's last 13 games, as well as in all three of the Whites' Champions League games so far.
Furthermore he is currently the tournament's top scorer and is facing a Juventus side that has conceded goals in each of their last five Champions Leage fixtures.
|Cristiano Ronaldo to score at anytime at 5/6 (1.83) 2.0 point stake with bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid