Our Spanish football expert Phil Kitromilides believes the Ballon d'Or winner will continue his amazing scoring record against the Rojiblancos by netting at least twice in CardiffIn recent years Real Madrid and Sevilla have played out some extremely high-scoring fixtures. Indeed, the last seven meetings between the teams have yielded an incredible 38 goals.
It has to be said that most of those were scored by Los Blancos, but for punters that should simply mean that the goalscorer markets are certainly worthy of perusal ahead of the latest clash between the two when they contest the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday evening in Cardiff.
Unsuprisingly, Crsitiano Ronaldo leads the betting on account of his particularly impressive record against Sevilla. The Portugual international forward has netted a staggering 16 times in his last eight matches against the Andalusians, including notching four hat-tricks.
He is priced at 11/5 (3.20) with Paddy Power to open the scoring and at just 1/3 (1.33) to find the back of the net at any time, which is a price unlikely to appeal to many of the betting public.
Of more interest, though, is the price of 6/4 (2.50) for him to score two or more goals a bet that has paid out in four of the last eight meetings between the two sides.
Next in the betting come Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, who are both priced at 8/11 (1.72) to score at any time, while expected debutants Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez are available at 9/2 (5.50) and 7/2 (4.50) respectively in the any time market.
For Sevilla, Colombia striker Carlos Bacca, who scored twice when the sides last met, is offered
at 10/1 (11.00) to break the deadlock and at 11/4 (3.25) to score at any time, with the latter perhaps of some interest, given Sevilla's habit of scoring against Los Blancos.
Ultimately though, given his record against Sevilla, it is hard to look past Ronaldo, who has been training extremely hard to arrive in top condition for this game, and the price of 6/4 (2.50) for him to score two or more still remains arguably the best bet here.
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid