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Santiago Bernabeu

11/04/2018 | 7:45 pm

Juventus

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Santiago Bernabeu

11/04/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Real Madrid welcome Juventus to the Bernabeu with three away goals to their name after a stunning display in Torino. 

Last time: The first leg of this Champions League quarter-final ended 3-0 to the holders Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the third minute before scoring that stunning bicycle kick goal for the second before Marcelo made it three. 

This time: Real Madrid are 8/13 to win the game, while Juventus are 4/1 and the draw is 7/2. 

You might remember: The Champions League final in Cardiff last year, which saw Los Blancos lift the trophy for the 12th time after they beat the Old Lady 4-1. Again Ronaldo opened the scoring before Mario Mandzukic scored a nice overhead goal himself to equalise before Casemiro, Ronaldo and then Marco Asensio took the game away from the Italians. This Champions League preview can’t see past Real Madrid going through to the semi-finals as Juventus are a huge 66/1 to qualify for the next round.  

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Cristiano Ronaldo received a stirring standing ovation from the Juventus fans after his overhead kick in Turin last week, and he goes in search of more goals in this Champions League quarter-final second leg

Real Madrid’s last game was a derby match with Atletico which ended 1-1, with Ronaldo scoring again to make it 40 goals for the season. Real are unbeaten in their last seven games and have lost just seven times in all competitions this term. They are firm favourites to go through in this tie and will figure heavily in most people’s Champions League predictions. 

In 20 games between the sides in Europe, Real Madrid have won 10 times while drawing twice and losing just twice at home. That good home form is something to consider when making any football predictions for today. 

Juventus’s last game was a 4-2 win over the side glued to the bottom of Serie A Benevento. Juve had Paulo Dybala to thank as he rescued them by scoring a hat-trick thanks to two soft penalties. They didn’t play well at all and come into this tie with Real suffering from a lack of defensive stability having let in five goals in their last two games. Their current defensive problems are something to bear in mind when making any football score predictions for this game. 

Real Madrid are 8/13 to win the match and have been a juggernaut in the Champions League for the past three seasons – it’s almost impossible see them slipping up in this game. Real Madrid to win 2-0 here is 8/1. 

Juventus are 4/1 to win the match at the Bernabeu and they could potentially win the game but still go out on aggregate. They are 14/1 to win the game 2-1. 

The draw is 7/2 and could be a worth a punt when making any football score predictions. A 1-1 draw has odds of around 7/1. 

Ronaldo can continue his insane goalscoring record of bagging in every single Champions League game this season. The Portuguese superstar has scored in nine games in a row and is looking to make it 10. He is 12/5 to open the scoring in this game and is one of the best free football betting tips for this match. 

Juventus’s Gonzalo Higuain is 13/2 to score the first goal of the game on his return to the Bernabeu. With Dybala out, the Turin side need their No.9 to get them off and running early on if they’re to stand any chance of going through. 

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Real Madrid to get the job done in this match, as a three-goal lead at home in the Bernabeu means that the tie is all but over. Real Madrid to be winning at halftime is 6/5 and it’s 2/1 for both teams to score and Real Madrid to win. 

2

We fancy:

A score/win double of Ronaldo/Madrid, which has odds of 11/10. It is also 5/2 for Ronaldo to score two or more goals and he is 12/1 to net himself a hat-trick. It is 7/1 for Real to win the game 2-1, and Ronaldo to score is the best of any football predictions for this game. 

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Marcelo is 33/1 to score the first goal of the game. The Brazilian left-back found the back of the net in the first leg, and he has four goals to his name in total in all competitions this season. 

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.