Real Madrid v APOEL Champions League betting should at least produce some goals, if not too much of a contest. Real Madrid won the first leg in Cyprus 3-0, but it was again, a wonderfully spirited effort from the Cypriot underdogs. However, back at the Bernabeu, you would expect that Real Madrid are going to be good for a few goals in this second leg, and therefore, online bookmaker Coral’s First Goalscorer bonus is going to be worth taking a look at, because you can get yourself an extra 20% bonus on top of your win in the market. That’s right, back a correct First Goalscorer bet, and if your winning selection gets that first goal of the game inside the first twenty minutes of the game, then you will receive an extra 20% on top of your winnings courtesy of Coral. That is a great boost of a little extra bonus for you to take on top of your winnings should you take your First Goalscorer betting at Coral.
In the popular market, which always offers a great deal of value, there is little surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite at 2/1, with Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzima just behind at 3/1. Clearly it should be a bit of field day for the Real Madrid strikers and there is a good chance of one of these breaking the deadlock. So it will be worth taking your Real Madrid v APOEL betting options on the First Goalscorer market at Coral for that extra 20% bonus is the opening goal comes in the first 20 minutes. Online bookmaker Coral offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50, a great way to get started with the popular bookie.
Real Madrid have ran up a very impressive eight wins from nine Champions League matches this season, they only blot on their copybook coming in a 1-1 draw away at CSKA Moscow. But they finished the job comfortably back in Spain, and now Madrid have bagged 27 goals so far this campaign and have only conceded four along the way. Pretty impressive stuff, and they scored thirteen goals at home alone in their home group stage matches, conceding just two. Madrid go as strong outright favourites anyway, but here are some more stats to back them. Real Madrid have won 26 out of 27 European ties after winning the first leg away from home, and coach Jose Mourinho has never lost a Champions League quarter finals. So the La Liga leaders are in line for a big assault on the Champions League title, after securing the easiest quarter final draw they could get. As they move ahead, they will face the winner of Bayern Munich v Marseille (with the Germans holding a 2-0 first leg lead).
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So the fairy tale of APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League looks as if it is about to come down to its last ninety minutes. What a ride it has been, winning their group stage against all the odds, and then defeating Champions League stalwarts Lyon in the round of sixteen. APOEL did lose their away leg in France in the last round, but turned things around back in Cyprus, eventually progressing through to meet Real Madrid in a penalty shoot-out. You can look at the stats for APOEL in Europe, particularly away from home, where they have lost only two in seven, conceding only four goals, and you can look at their three draws in the group stage which were great but all the positives they have achieved can really get thrown out of the window for having to face Real Madrid in Spain. APOEL held out for a long time in the first leg, but they have never won a fixture in Spain, scoring just once in five visits. A big night out for them, but it is only going to end up one way.