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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Betting Special: Can Blancos-target Griezmann upstage Ronaldo?

5:30 PM IST 02/05/17
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid Champions League
In a game likely to see few goals, we take a look at the potential goalscorers in the Champions League as the visitors aim to end their Blancos hoodoo

Having become the first player in Champions League history to score 100 goals in the competition, Cristiano Ronaldo will be aiming to addo to his tally on Tuesday evening.

The current Ballon d'Or holder reached the milestone in the previous round with five goals against Bayern Munich and in the semi-finals he faces a side against whom he boasts a super record.

The Portuguese star has netted 18 times in matches against Atletico Madrid and Paddy Power offer him at 8/11 (1.73) to do so once more on Tuesday evening. He is the shortest priced player in the anytime scorer market ahead of Alvaro Morata at 13/10 (2.30) and Karim Benzema at 15/8 (2.88).

In La Liga, Real Madrid have scored more headed goals than any other team and their aerial prowess makes them dangerous from set-pieces, meaning there could be some interest in the price of 5/1 (6.00) for Sergio Ramos to add to his total of 10 goals in all competitions this season.

In recent weeks too, Real Madrid's full-backs have shown just how important they are to how the team play and going forward both Marcelo and Dani Carvajal offer two dangerous outlets.

While they are generally more dangerous in providing assists, both players have an eye for goal as Marcelo showed by scoring the winner against Valencia at the weekend. The Brazilian is offered at 10/1 (11.00) to score while Carvajal can be backed at 18/1 (19.00).

For Atletico, Antoine Griezmann leads the betting at 15/8 (2.88) to score at anytime and the Frenchman scored an excellent goal when Los Rojiblancos visited the Bernabeu in La Liga at the start of April, as well as netting the winner there last season.

The sought-after striker, who has been linked with a move to Real, has been involved in 50 per cent of Atletico's Champions League goals since last season with 12 goals and three assists, and the price for him to get on the scoresheet once more looks inviting.

Fellow forwards Kevin Gameiro and Fernando Torres are offered at 11/4 (3.20) while midfielder Saul Niguez is offered at 6/1 (7.00) which looks a healthy price for a value bet.

The Spain international has three goals in this season's Champions League all of which have come away from home, and his eye for goal makes him a threat from distance. 

Antoine Griezmann to score at anytime at 15/8 (2.88) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power