This tie looks deader than Rolf Harris’ children’s party business but even if Real Madrid fail to score the goals they need at the Bernabeu to overturn the 4-1 deficit and Borussia Dortmund go through as expected, there’s still some betting to be done. Plus as Aidan discusses in his preview of the game, that one away goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg provides a glimmer of hope. Albeit a faint one.
Here’s a quick look at five bets which are still worth considering even if Real fail to claw their way back in to the tie.
This is short priced selection and may be one for the accumulators if you’re not a big-money-short-price kind of gambler. Only three times in their last 17 games in all competitions have both teams not scored. Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Galatasaray was their only Champions League this season in which both teams haven’t scored. Borussia Dortmund have been kept scoreless just three times across all competitions this season.
They both scored in the first game and with nothing to lose for the home side, expect them to go on the attack from the start. This will leave plenty of space at the back for Dortmund to exploit. Ronaldo has scored 51 goals in 50 games this season, 12 in 11 Champions League games and has notched 11 goals in his last 10 games. Lewandowski has 35 goals in 43 games this season, 10 in 11 Champions League games and has also notched 11 in his last ten games.
POWERPLAY: Ronaldo and Lewandowski both to score anytime (90 mins only) 4/1 – Best Price
Real Madrid’s need to score at least three goals should ensure a fast start to this game and an early goal looks a solid bet. Plus there has been a goal before the 21st minute in each of Dortmund’s last four games and seven of Real Madrid’s last nine.
Theses two sides have played three times in this competition already both teams have scoring in all three games. See bet number 1 above for more stats on this part of the bet. Madrid are the 4/6 favourites to win in 90 minutes and Jose Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in all competitions at the Bernabeu this season
There is something of a precedent set with the 2-2 draw these teams shared in Madrid during the group stages. But I sense you need more. There have been four or more goals in four of Real’s last six games and there have also been four or more goals in 4 of Borussia’s last 6 games. It’s no guarantee but it looks a decent bet all the same.