Phil Kitromilides is backing one of the star forwards for both sides to get on the score sheet first in GothenburgFollowing their 2-2 in Lyon on Wednesday, Real Madrid face more Gallic opposition, this time in the neutral setting of Gothenburg as the Spanish giants take on Ligue 1 champions, Paris St Germain.
The man who brought PSG that league title will be sitting on the opposition dugout on Saturday and Carlo Ancelotti's third match of his tenure at Real Madrid is without doubt the trickiest yet.
Madrid however are the clear favorites with William Hill pricing them at 10/11 (1.91) to record a win, while the French champions can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).
Indeed the price for a PSG may tempt some, with the side from the French capital reinforcing their spectacular front line by adding Edinson Cavani to their already stellar strike force.
The Uruguayan will link up with Zlatan Inrahimovich and Ezequiel Lavezzi forming a forward line capable of destroying defences across the continent.
Cavani however is unlikely to feature against Madrid given his involvement in the Confederations Cup, though his erstwhile attacking colleague Ibrahimovich can be backed at 11/2 (5.50) to open the scoring.
Yet as an insurance policy against the not inconsiderable talents of Cristiano Ronaldo it might be wiser to back either Ibrahimovich or Ronaldo to open the scoring at 17/10 (2.70). While Zlatan will be desperate to showcase his talents so as not to be upstaged by Cavani's arrival, Cristiano looks in sensational physical condition.
Given that these two will be the most talented players on the pitch, not to mention the most prolific, backing either of them to open the scoring is logical move at a decent price.
|Ibrahimovich or Ronaldo to score first at 17/10 (2.70) with William Hill
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid