Real Madrid vs Al Ain Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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The La Liga side are overwhelming favourites to win the Club World Cup once more but we think there is value in opposing an early goal in Abu Dhabi

Real Madrid are aiming to win a third consecutive Club World Cup title on Saturday against local side Al Ain.

Santiago Solari's team qualified for the final thanks to a 3-1 win over Kashima Antlers, while their opponents produced a shock to knock out Copa Libertadores winners River Plate.

The Champions League holders are huge favourites going into this weekend's final at Sheikh Zayed Sports City and will be aiming to avoid any further surprises. 

Latest odds

Indeed, bet365 offer Real Madrid at 1/8 (1.12) to win inside 90 minutes, while their opponents are priced at 18/1 (19.00).

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In 2016 Los Blancos were taken to extra time in the final of this competition by Kashima Antlers and another draw is available at 17/2 (8.50)

Team news

Marco Asensio came on in the semi-final only to be substituted a few minutes later with a muscle problem, so looks unlikely to feature on Saturday. Defensive midfielder Casemiro also came on against Kashima and is pushing for a return to the starting eleven.

Preview

The market for this unexpected final is understandably one-sided with Real Madrid huge favourites against their unfancied opponents.

The side from the Spanish capital took a while to get going in the semi-final with the rhythm of the game relatively slow, and Al Ain will surely look to disrupt Los Blancos' flow as much as possible.

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Against opponents who sit back and attempt to keep things extremely tight, Real Madrid often take some time to find a breakthrough and perhaps opposing an early goal in Saturday's final could be an interesting angle.

Tips and predictions

In the seven matches Real Madrid have played in this tournament since 2014, the side have managed to score 18 goals.

However only two of those goals have come before the 20 minute mark. No goal before 20 minutes is priced at 5/6 (1.83) and looks like an intelligent bet in an extremely one-sided market. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet No goal before 20 minutes at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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