Juventus v Real Madrid Betting Special: Benzema looks best value to fire for Los Blancos

The array of striking talent in Saturday's final in Cardiff should guarantee goals, although it is not just the forwards who are potential scorers

With an estimated worldwide audience of nearly 200 million, the footballing eyes of the planet will be on Cardiff this weekend hoping for an entertaining spectacle.

13 years have passed since the last 0-0 draw in a Champions League final when Milan and Juventus played out an unispiring stalemate before the Rossoneri triumphed on penalties, and Juve will be hoping for a more impressive attacking performance this weekend.

Certainly, they are well equipped up front to cause Real Madrid problems and there will be plenty of scrunity on striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine spent seven years at the Bernabeu where he remains fondly thought of, although there are those that still remember some of his more glaring misses on big European nights.

Higuain has only scored in one of Juve's last six matches in the Champions League, although that was a brace in Monaco which set them on their way to the final. The 29-year-old was made the Bianconeri's record signing precisely for moments such as this one and is offered at 7/5 (2.40) with bet365 to score at anytime and in doing so banish suspicions of his inability to peform in the biggest games which have lingered since his miss in the World Cup final of 2014.

Gonzalo Higuain Juventus

That was an accusation that used to be levelled at Cristiano Ronaldo, although in recent years the Portuguse forward has resoundingly delivered when it matters. This season particularly he has been in superb form in the latter stages of the campaign, with manager Zinedine Zidane's policy of resting him in lower profile league games seemingly paying dividends.

Ronaldo is the shortest priced player to score, offered at 11/10 (2.10) with Juve's Paolo Dybala priced at 2/1 (3.00) and Gareth Bale offered at 12/5 (3.40). In truth, after six weeks out injured, the Welshman is unlikely to start the game, although he could play an important  role off the bench.

Nevertheless, it is surprising to find Bale shorter priced than Karim Benzema, as the Frenchman is not only certain to start but is also the third highest active scorer in the history of the Champions League. Benzema is offered at 13/5 (3.60) to score his sixth Champions League goal of the season, and that is a price that should be of interest.

GFX Juventus Real Madrid scorer betting

While the focus of attention will naturally be on the forward players in terms of goalscoring, both these sides have shown this season that they possess potential scorers all over the pitch. Juventus' defenders have netted 21 goals in all competitions this term, while for Real Madrid's defenders the figure rises to 25.

The most prolific defender on the pitch will be Sergio Ramos, who not only has ten goals to his name this campaign, but has also scored in the last two Champions League finals that Los Blancos have contested. He is offered at 8/1 (9.00) to continue his remarkable scoring run, and at 20/1 (21.00) to open the scoring as he did in last year's final. 

For Juve, Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves are their most dangerous defenders with both players having netted five goals apiece this season. Bonucci scored against Barcelona in the quarter-finals and is offered at 10/1 (11.00) to do so on Saturday, while former Barca player Alves can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to net against the side who for so many years was his fiercest rival.  

Karim Benzema to score anytime at 13/5 (3.60) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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