Real Madrid v Juventus: Can Juve Overhaul Major Deficit?
Wednesday night’s quarter final ties in the Champions League may not look to have too much riding on them with the favourites both securing significant wins in the respective first legs. In Germany, Bayern Munich will defend a 2-1 lead over Sevilla while here in Madrid, Real face Juventus after the Spaniards won 3-0 in Turin.
At first glance, it seems that Zinedine Zidane’s side should progress with ease into the semis but could Juve spark a shock or, alternatively, could we find some value in the side markets for this tie?
Games between sides of this magnitude will always attract huge interest so there are plenty of betting options even for those who can’t see past another win for Real Madrid. Dealing with the result market first, Real start as hot favourites on Wednesday at best odds of 63/100 with MarathonBet while the draw comes along next at a top price of 7/2 with BetFred and Betway.
Bringing up the rear is a win for Juventus at a best of 47/10 with MarathonBet and remember, those are the numbers for the result in 90 minutes. If you want to look at the To Qualify betting, Real Madrid are way ahead here at a top price of 10/21 with 188Bet while Juventus are some way in the distance at 40/1 with Boylesports.
After a disappointing start to the season, Madrid have picked up form again in recent weeks and Zidane’s men have won five of their last six games ahead of this return. There could be some hope for Juve after a 1-1 draw in the Madrid Derby at the weekend but while the Italians have decent form themselves with four wins in their last six, all the signs seem to point to the Spaniards, both in terms of qualification and a win on the night.
Individual Goal Scorers
If the result betting holds no value for you then you could start with the goal scorer markets, even though there is another obvious favourite here. Real’s turnaround in fortunes has coincided with Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to form and the Portuguese is on offer at best odds of 31/10 with Unibet and 888Sport to open the scoring in 90 minutes.
Elsewhere, Gareth Bale has also returned to form and fitness and can be picked up at 9/2 with Boylesports and with Real continuing to dominate this market, Karim Benzema follows at that same 9/2 with BetFred and BetBright.
Juventus first get a mention thanks to Gonzalo Higuain at 13/2 with bet365 and Unibet and after a productive campaign so far, he may be Juve’s most likely option. Other potential, higher priced punts from midfield and further back might include Toni Kroos at a top price of 20/1 with bet365 or perhaps even Luka Modric, who isn’t a frequent scorer but does get some important goals for Real and can be backed here at that same 20/1 with BetFred to find the net first.
All of the usual suspects are here and many won’t look beyond CR7 but after a good campaign for his club across all competitions, Gonzalo Higuain for an anytime goal looks to offer decent odds of 39/19 with Unibet and 888Sport.
Other Side Bets
We do expect Juventus to be positive in this game and that’s why we’ve opted for Higuain in the anytime market and we’ll back that up with Both Teams to Score which is available at 11/17 with 10Bet and Sport Pesa. That may seem a little short considering that Juve drew a blank in the first game but the season has largely been a productive one and we expect them to get on the scoresheet on Wednesday night.
For a final tip, Over 2.5 goals could be one of the safer bets of the evening at 63/100 with MarathonBet. Feel free to take it but it looks particularly short so we’ll finish and take a smaller stake on a Correct Score of 3-1 to Real which is quoted at a top price of 12/1 with Sport Pesa.
Remember, with the exception of the To Qualify bet, all of the prices we’ve mentioned are for 90 minutes.
- Gonzalo Higuain to score anytime at 39/19 with Unibet
- Both Teams to Score at 11/17 with 10Bet
- Correct Score of Real Madrid 3 Juventus 1 at 12/1 with Sport Pesa