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Real Madrid v Fuenlabrada: Early stalemate as Round of 16 awaits Los Blancos

15:30 EAT 27/11/2017
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This Copa Del Rey tie is all but over after the first leg and we think the best value to be had is opposing an early goal at the Bernabeu on Tuesday

Real Madrid come into the second leg of this Copa del Rey tie holding a comfortable first leg advantage following a 2-0 win at Fuenlabrada's Estadio Fernando Torres last month.

Both goals came from the penalty spot and while it was not a particularly entertaining spectacle, Los Blancos were clearly superior in their first ever meeting with the team from the south of the Spanish capital.

Zinedine Zidane selected a relatively strong starting eleven for the first leg, with ten of the eleven players members of the first team squad, and we can expect a similar team for Tuesday's match.

Minutes will surely be given to the likes of Dani Ceballos, Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral, who have found playing time tough to come by this term, while perhaps a few members of the youth academy will get a run out as well.

The 2-0 advantage from the first leg gives the European champions a healthy cushion, yet Zidane will be hoping the game can be used to try and continue to build momentum with Madrid still not firing on all cylinders.

bet365, however, do not envisage any problems for the hosts; Madrid are priced at 1/20 (1.05) for the win, while a draw is offered at 14/1 (15.00) and Fuenlabrada can be backed at 25/1 (26.00)

Since their defeat in the first leg, Fuenla are on a six-match unbeaten streak, a run which has seen them move five points clear at the top of their division in Spain's Segunda B, therefore they will be confident they can at least frustrate the visitors for a time, and on what is set to be a freezing night in a half-empty Bernabeu, Fuenla will hope their more technically-gifted opponents take a while to get into their stride.

As such, the price of 5/6 (1.83) for no goal to be scored before the 17th minute looks enticing, with this bet comfortably paying out in the first leg.

Real Madrid have little incentive to come out firing given their lead, while Fuenla will be happy enough to keep the game goalless for as long as possible so opposing an early goal seems like a logical selection.

No goal before 17th minute at 5/6 (1.83) for a 3pt stake