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Real Madrid v Barcelona Betting Tips: X, 2017-04-23

Ronaldo - Messi
REAL MADRID v BARCELONA Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Spain - La Liga Betting Tips The Spanish ‘El Classico’ returns on Sunday evening with Real Madrid taking on Barcelona at their Estadio Santiago Bernabéu with the hosts holding a three point lead over this evening’s opponents ahead of this crucial and highly anticipated clash. Real Madrid just need to avoid defeat to their rivals Barcelona in order to take a big step towards clinching the Spanish top flight title, and having put together a useful nine game unbeaten run heading into this clash, confidence is high among the Real Madrid camp. The home side are also in the Champions League semi-final having seen off Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate. Real Madrid’s La Liga home record stands at an impressive  12-4-0  40/15 as they remain the only side in the division yet to taste defeat on home turf, and along with talismanic forward Ronaldo (19 goals), Real Madrid also possess Benzema (9 goals) as well as the expected return of Bale (7 goals) from injury here. Visitors Barcelona have had a tough time of things in recent weeks as they’ve crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-0 aggregate loss to Italian giants Juventus (losing 3-0 in Torino, and a frustrating 0-0 stalemate at the Nou Camp), along with a shock 2-0 defeat at Malaga in La Liga prior to their Champions League exit. Barca did manage a 3-2 home win over Real Sociedad in between which has kept their La Liga title dreams alive, but are the cracks starting to appear for Luis Enrique’s side as he prepares for his last El Classico before he leaves his post at the end of this season? Barcelona possess a strong away record which stands at  10-3-3  42/17, but they’ll have to do without the services of Neymar (9 goals) who is serving the second of his two-match ban. Enrique will need to juggle his attacking resources, but more importantly, there’s the question marks over his side’s defensive abilities. Real Madrid would be extremely happy to avoid defeat here, while an out of sorts Barcelona outfit cannot afford to lose this one - this may well end up a draw. Pick: Draw @ 4.10 Bet Victor
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Real Madrid v Bayern Munich Betting Tips: Over 3 goals, 2017-04-18

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
REAL MADRID v BAYERN MUNICH Tuesday 18th April 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Europe - Champions League Betting Tips Real Madrid took a massive step towards progressing through to the Champions League semi-finals when they registered a vital 2-1 win away at German champions, Bayern Munich, in last week’s first leg of this quarter-final encounter. Real Madrid know that just a draw would see them through to the last four of this competition, and a step closer to defending their Champions League crown following last year’s final win over Atletico Madrid on penalties. The hosts qualified with ease through the group stages along with Borussia Dortmund, which they then followed up with a 6-2 demolition of Napoli over the two legs to move into the last eight. The obvious threat of Cristiano Ronaldo is ever-present, but in their group matches and the last 16, Real Madrid have conceded in each of their home matches. Bayern Munich make the trip over to Madrid for Tuesday night’s second leg facing a 2-1 deficit following defeat in the first leg in Munich last week. However, the German champions are well known for their resilience, and together with their resounding and emphatic 10-2 aggregate win over Premier League Arsenal, they’ll still fancy their chances here this evening. The German’s away results have been inconsistent though in this year’s Champions League as they’ve tasted defeat at Atletico Madrid and Rostov, but have also registered wins at PSV and the aforementioned Arsenal - the latter being a replica 5-1 hammering that they dished out to The Gunners in the first leg! So, an intriguing contest is ahead of us, and although Real Madrid may just edge this one, they’ll be pushed all the way by Bayern Munich here, and I can see both teams hitting the back of the net in this one as the goals flow. Pick: Over 3 goals @ 1.58 Comeon
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Real Madrid v Bayern Munich Betting Tip Bayern Munich – 18 April 2017

Bayern Munich
18th April 2016 Kickoff: 1945hrs Real Madrid v Bayern Munich – Europe – Champions League Real Madrid took a massive step towards being the first team to successfully defend the Champions League when winning 2-1 in Munich last Wednesday. Two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo – who reached 100 goals in European competition in the process – provided the champions with a crucial victory against a team many believed were best equipped to go all the way in 2016/17. The tie is certainly not over but the advantage is most definitely with Zinedine Zidane and his players going into Tuesday’s return. It was an excellent away performance all in from Real last week and one that laid down a marker to Bayern and the other six teams remaining in this year’s Champions League. It’s also another feather in the cap for Zidane who – just as it was in his playing days – seemingly only knows how to succeed in management. Ronaldo stole all the headlines by scoring both goals but the result and performance was courtesy of another excellent team display with all of those who took part contributing. The only slight negative on the night was that their dominance – especially in the second half – did not result in a bigger margin of victory to ensure the second leg would be that bit more comfortable. Nevertheless, Real come into the home leg knowing that if they can avoid defeat (or even take a 1-0 loss) then they will reach yet another semi-final. Knowing Real, however, they’ll only be looking to win. It was a disappointing evening for Carlo Ancelotti as he took on his former club for the first time since leaving at the end of the 2014/15 season. The Italian was dealt a massive blow in the build up to the first leg as star striker Robert Lewandowski was ruled out late on with a shoulder injury. His absence was obvious as Thomas Muller struggled to offer anything close to as similar a threat as that of the Pole. Lewandowski returning to fitness will give his team a much needed boost following the loss last week, particularly how it came about. Bayern were on top for the first half and should have taken a two goal lead into half time but Arturo Vidal blazed his penalty over the bar. It proved to be crucial as Real responded early in the second half and the naïve dismissal of Javi Martinez meant it was an uphill struggle for the Germans. They also had Manuel Neuer to thank for ensuring that the defeat was not much heavier in the end and leaves them with hope they can still turn this around.

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich Betting Tip

I alluded to how close I felt these two teams were in my preview of the first leg by remarking that I believe the tie could go all the way. Whilst I never anticipated Real winning in Munich, I still think there is plenty of mileage in this for Bayern. Last week’s match proved yet again just how fine the margins are at this level and if you fail to take advantage of the periods when you are on top then it is very difficult to win games. The missed penalty and sending off were crucial moments in that match but in terms of the tie overall, Bayern will know they were lucky to escape with a 2-1 defeat – such were the chances that Real passed up. I will stand by my prediction that there is little between these two and because of that I’ll take Bayern to win tomorrow. Whether that’s enough to see them through the tie remains to be seen but I would not put anybody off backing 2-1 to the away team and for this to require extra time or penalties to decide the victor. Bayern Munich 19/10 @ Bet365
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Bayern Munich v Real Madrid Betting Tip Bayern Munich – 12 April 2017

Ronaldo - Alaba (Real v Bayern)
12th April 2016 Kickoff: 1945hrs Bayern Munich v Real Madrid Football – Europe – Champions League Along with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are perennial presences in the semi-final stage of this competition but only one of them will be involved in the last four this time around. It was somewhat inevitable that Carlo Ancelotti would be drawn against his previous employer at the first time of asking and whilst it would be more fitting to be further on in the competition – even the final – we get to sample two of Europe’s finest compete over two legs, both of whom could barely in better form. With another Bundesliga title all but wrapped up following their emphatic 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the weekend, Bayern can now concentrate on winning their first Champions League since 2013. Pep Guardiola was unable to achieve it in his three years in charge but few coaches have a greater European pedigree than Carlo Ancleotti who won it twice with AC Milan and again with Real Madrid. Bayern could only finish second to Atletico Madrid in the group stage but they were still able to stroll past Arsenal in the round of 16 as they scored 10 goals over the two games. It was a sign of their intent and an indication of how much life is left in this team despite some concerns earlier in the season. Being drawn against the current champions at this stage is anything but ideal but Bayern look formidable at the moment and could barely be in a better place as they try to seek revenge for losing heavily to this opponent in the 2015 semi-final. Real Madrid may not have had the hardest passage to last year’s final but they are masters at getting the job done when it matters most and that is what sets them apart from most clubs. Now on 11 European Cups, the Spanish heavyweights are looking to become the first ever team to retain the Champions League and it would be just like them to claim another bit of history ahead of all their rivals. What is different this time around is that they are not having to sacrifice domestic honours in pursuit of more European glory, currently holding top spot in La Liga. For all their success the club have had, they’ve not actually won both competitions in the same season since 2000 which is not in keeping with other recent winners of the Champions League. Many fancied Napoli to spring a surprise in the previous round but Real ultimately showed their class and that desire to win that has been a real feature of Zinedine Zidane’s time in charge. Bayern represent another challenge altogether, though.

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid Betting Tip

Zidane was understandably disappointed when overlooked to replace Ancelotti back in 2015 having been the Italian’s assistant. He had to bide his time that bit longer as Rafael Benitez was quickly removed but the Frenchman has not looked backed since been given the opportunity. Ancelotti will know all about the opposition but that’s only one thing – trying to stop them is another. Real continue to go from strength to strength this season and will be confident of progressing from this tie. They may have to suffer along the way, though, as Bayern are in the best part of their season and with Robert Lewandowski leading the line having the most in form striker in European football at their disposal. These games so often come down to individual brilliance or mistakes and Ancelotti will be aware that getting the first goal in this game is crucial to Bayern’s chances. They lost an early goal in the semi-final a couple of years back which played right into Real’s hands and their love of the counter attack. It’s a tie that I can see going all the way, even venturing into penalties, but home advantage may just see Bayern home in this particular game. Bayern Munich 17/20 @ Betfair
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Napoli v Real Madrid Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2017-03-07

Champions League Tips
NAPOLI v REAL MADRID  Tuesday 7th March 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Europe - Champions League Betting Tips Napoli find themselves chasing down a two-goal deficit ahead of their Champions League second leg tie with Spanish club Real Madrid when they play host at their Stadio San Paolo following last week’s 3-1 defeat in Madrid. Napoli now need to press forward much earlier than perhaps they would have liked in this encounter, but they do come into this match with a fair amount of confidence after registering a valuable 2-1 win away at Roma in Serie A on the weekend. Looking in more detail at Napoli’s Champions League results, and the hosts have recorded some mixed results in recent times as they’ve beaten Benfica away from home, but have also suffered defeat to Besiktas at home along with taking just a point apiece against Besiktas (away) and Dynamo Kiev (at home). Visitors Real Madrid appear to have one foot in the quarter0-finals stage already as they take a precious 3-1 lead over to Italy for this second leg, knowing they need just a draw or lose by just one goal to progress through to the next stage. But if we’re to believe that Real Madrid will travel to Napoli looking to just avoid defeat then we would be kidding ourselves; it’s just simply not in their DNA, and with attacking players such as Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale and Morata, along with an impressive midfield consisting of Modric, Kroos and Kovacic, they’ll look to hit the Italians on the break. Real Madrid are also unbeaten in their last 11 matches at this level, while suffering just one defeat from their last nine on their travels in the Champions League, which was a 2-0 defeat at German club Wolfsburg back in April of last year. Pick: Real Madrid AH0 @ 1.78 Bet Victor
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Real Madrid v Las Palmas Betting Tips: 1 HT/FT, 2017-03-01

European Football Tips
REAL MADRID v LAS PALMAS Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Kickoff: 2030hrs Football - Spain - La Liga Betting Tips Wednesday night brings us more action from the Spanish top flight and Real Madrid will be looking to preserve their slender lead at the top of La Liga this evening when they take on bottom half outfit Las Palmas at their Bernabeu Stadium. Real Madrid hold a one point lead over title rivals Barcelona and although they tasted defeat in a recent shock 2-1 loss away at Valencia, they redeemed themselves last time out with a 3-2 win away at Villarreal. Real Madrid now return to home turf where they possess an excellent  10-2-0  31/10 record in addition to racking up eight league wins on the trot. The mercurial talent of Cristiano Ronaldo (16 goals) along with support from Benzema (5 goals) and Bale (7 goals) should see the hosts off to a flyer. Visitors Las Palmas would be forgiven for not relishing their trip to Madrid for this evening’s clash as they have lost five of their last six meetings with the Spanish giants, and Real Madrid now harbour real title ambitions this term as well. To make matters worse, Las Palmas have lost their last four La Liga matches on the trot with defeats suffered against Granada, Sevilla, Malaga and Real Sociedad, and without any disrespect, the visit to Real Madrid will test them to their limits to even gain a point I daresay. An away record of  1-2-8  11/24 should simply be not good enough to test Real Madrid in their own backyard, and I sense that tonight could see the hosts really unleash upon their opponents as they make a statement to Barcelona. Pick: Real Madrid HT/FT @ 1.53 Coral
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Real Madrid v Napoli Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-15

Champions League Tips
REAL MADRID v NAPOLI Wednesday 15th February 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Europe - Champions League Betting Tips In Wednesday night’s other match, the last 16 has thrown together Spanish giants Real Madrid with Italian club Napoli in what promises to be a mouth-watering match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid look to gain an early advantage in this two-legged clash. In a slightly surprising outcome, Group F was actually won by German club Borussia Dortmund who held a two-point lead over Real Madrid at the end of the group stage, but Real Madrid remained unbeaten throughout the group games by beating Sporting 2-1 and Legia Warsaw 5-1 along with a point against Borussia Dortmund in a 2-2 draw. Real Madrid are now unbeaten in their last 12 Champions League matches at home, and therefore must be regarded as being very serious contenders to not only progress through the round of 16, but to also be among the eventual Champions League winners. Italian outfit Napoli are obviously no push-overs though, and they ended up as Group B winners as they finished three points ahead of second placed Benfica, losing just one group match throughout the group stages. However, Napoli’s overall form at this level hasn’t been exemplary by any means as they lost at home to Turkish club Besiktas and were held to a 1-1 draw away from home, and a previous Champions League campaign saw them lose 3-1 at Spanish club Athletic Bilbao back in 2014. Curiously, they’ve never played Real Madrid before in any type of match, but I do think that if they do have a potential weakness, then this could be exploited away from home in this tie against one of the powerhouses of european football. Pick: Real Madrid to win @ 1.57 Ladbrokes
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Real Madrid v Napoli Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 15 February 2017

Champions League Tips
Wednesday 15th February 2016 Kickoff: 1945hrs Real v Madrid v Napoli Football – Europe – Champions League You would be forgiven for thinking that these two being paired together in the round of 16 would usually mean that Real had finished top of their group and Napoli as runners up – that’s not the case this time around. The 2015/16 winners could only manage second place behind Borussia Dortmund whilst Napoli came out on top over Benfica in their own section. It’s arguably the most fascinating fixture of the round as it pits the experience and prestige of Real against the potential and exuberance of Napoli. Zinedine Zidane seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to management. After taking over halfway through last season when Real looked to be toiling he galvanized them and led them to their 11th European Cup last May – beating rivals Atletico in Milan on penalties. Proving that was anything but a fluke, the Frenchman has taken Los Blancos to the top of La Liga where they look set for their first league triumph since 2012. As well as domestic glory, Real will also be aiming to become the first team to successfully retain the Champions League and whilst finishing second in the group has provided them with a very tricky tie against a dangerous Napoli team, there appears to be a mentality and desire within this squad that could see them make further history in the competition. Napoli have had to contend with a number of setbacks over the last year, especially the loss of Gonzalo Higuain to rivals Juventus and then seeing his replacement Arkadiusz Milik getting a season ending injury in the first few weeks of the campaign. Despite that, Maurizio Sarri’s men have went from strength to strength the longer the season has went on. Dries Mertens has had an outstanding season as the focal point in attack and he’s been ably supported by captain Marek Hamsik and wise players Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon – the latter of whom will be making a return to his former club on Wednesday. Currently second in Serie A, it remains unlikely that they will be able to topple Juventus at the top, however qualifying for the Champions League for next season is their immediate aim and if they could prolong their participation in this year’s running then it would be seen as a successful campaign all things considered.

Real Madrid v Napoli Betting Tip

There has been much talk in the build up to this game about Zidane’s choice of formation in recent league games, preferring to play three at the back and in a more conservative fashion. It looked forced and constrained in the first half against Osasuna on Saturday and led to a change in approach for the second half. I would expect them to be in their tried and trust 4-2-3-1 for this one but Zidane is certainly looking for an alternative way of playing dependent on the personnel he has available. Napoli are at their best when countering and do so at devastating pace with clinical execution. Mertens, particularly, is thriving at this point in time and you can be sure that he will drag Real’s centre halves into positions they do not want to be throughout the game. I am really intrigued to see how these two games pan out and although Real are widely favoured to make the quarter finals, Napoli have more than enough about them to cause an upset. Both teams are much stronger going forward than in defence and although first legs can be notoriously cagey, I just can’t see that being the case. Nobody has scored more goals in Serie A this season than the team from Naples whilst Real have scored at least two goals in all but three of their 17 home games this season. Over 2.5 goals 4/7 @ Sportingbet
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Real Madrid v Dortmund Betting Tips: 1, 2016-12-07

Champions League Tips
REAL MADRID V BORUSSIA DORTMUND Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Europe - Champions League Betting Tips Matchday 6 continues in the Champions League on Wednesday night and my next pick features the top two clubs in Group F as they fight it out between themselves as to who gets the most favourable draw in the knock-out phase. Second placed Real Madrid find themselves in the unusual position of having to play ‘catch-up’ with group leaders Borussia Dortmund, but a win tonight for the Spanish club over their German visitors would see them pip Dortmund to the post in the group standings. With both teams unbeaten so far, Real Madrid seem to have the advantage here as they return to their Estadio Santiago Bernabéu for this Group F decider particularly when you consider they’ve won their last nine Champions League matches at home on the trot! Borussia Dortmund know they only need a draw here to progress to the next round with a favourable tie, but they’re expected to come under severe pressure from the hosts Real Madrid as the home side look to overhaul them at the top of Group F. Dortmund secured all three points on the weekend with a resounding 4-1 home win over Borussia Moenchengladbach but they’ll be facing far superior opposition this evening and in Madrid with the memory of their last visit probably still in the backs of their minds. Dortmund lost that last encounter 3-0 to Real Madrid a couple of seasons ago, and despite having accounted for Legia Warsaw and Sporting on their travels so far in this year’s Champions League, they’ll have their work cut out for them this evening if they’re to leave the Bernabeu with anything. Pick: Real Madrid to win @ 1.91 Paddy Power
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Sporting v Real Madrid Betting Tips: 2, 2016-11-22

Champions League Tips
SPORTING v REAL MADRID Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - Europe - Champions League Betting Tips Group F up next in the Champions League as I take a look at hosts Sporting’s chances against Real Madrid when the two teams clash at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon as the hosts seek a second win in this tough group. Sporting currently lie in third spot after having registered just one win from their first four group matches which was a 2-0 home win over Polish side Legia Warsaw but even though they hold home advantage here this evening, it looks like they’ll have their work cut out against the Spanish giants. With just four wins overall from their last eighteen appearances in the Champions League, Sporting  are placed as the under-dogs here, and I just can’t see them overhauling Real Madrid even in their own backyard. Onto Real Madrid, and they sit in second place in Group F and just two points behind group leaders Borussia Dortmund as the Spanish outfit travel to Portugal looking to maintain their unbeaten start to this group phase. Real Madrid have registered home wins over Sporting 2-1 and a crushing 5-1 victory over hapless Legia Warsaw as they’ve really made home advantage count, while a point against Borussia Dortmund away from home was a satisfactory result. However, a 3-3 draw at Legia Warsaw would have felt like two points dropped for tonight’s visitors so I daresay they’ll be fully focused on taking all three points here in order to keep the pressure upon the German side. Pick: Real Madrid to win @ 1.62 bet365
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