Real Madrid play host to Juventus in an eagerly anticipated Champions League semi-final second leg clash at the Bernabeau and it's the perfect opportunity to make the most of the football betting offers at bet365.
The current trophy holders looked short of their best when losing the away leg 2-1, but Cristiano Ronaldo's away goal could turn out to be crucial as a 1-0 victory on Wednesday will send Real Madrid through. Carlo Ancelotti's side lost further ground in the La Liga title race when drawing 2-2 with Valencia at the weekend, where incredibly Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Hernandez each hit the woodwork, but could not find the net. The Italian's position as manager is far from certain and could well hinge on the outcome of this match, so expect the hosts to come flying out of the blocks from the first whistle.
Serie A champions Juventus simply need to hold their lead to make it to the final and if they can catch Real madrid out on the break then an away goal would put them in a commanding position. Paul Pogba made a goal-scoring return from injury for the Old Lady in a 1-1 draw with struggling Cagliari, though the Juve players were no doubt focusing all of their thoughts on this crucial encounter. The Italian side spurned a few opportunities to put the tie to bed in Turin and we'll find out in Madrid, if those wasted chances prove to be costly.
With Real Madrid chasing the game it's likely to be a fantastic watch on Sky Sports 1 at 19.45 and plenty of football fans will be having a bet to enhance their enjoyment of the action, with both casual punters and professional gamblers able to get more from their betting by using some of the football offers on bet365.
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Real Madrid drew 0-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final with Atletico Madrid, while Juventus kept Monaco at bay in a scoreless encounter in the second leg of their quarter final, though this game has goals written all over it.
Most of us will be hoping for an entertaining game that lives up to its billing, but if the game does end 0-0, punters staking on the Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time and Scorecast markets for Real Madrid v Juventus will at least have their bets protected by a refund of losing stakes at bet365 thanks to the firm's bore-draw promotion.
Each-Way First Goalscorers
Cristiano Ronaldo will be the go-to selection for Real Madrid backers, the Portuguese hitman's goal in the first leg took him to 9 goals in the Champions League this season, so he rates as a worthy favourite in the First Goalscorer market. Then there's Gareth Bale, Javier Hernandez and a host of midfielders looking to get in on the action, not to mention defender Sergio Ramos who often pops up with an important header.
Carlos Tevez converted from 12 yards in the first leg to score his 7th goal in the competition and the industrious Argentine will be hoping to pounce on the break if Real Madrid over-commit in attack. Alvaro Morata got the opener last week and is likely to be available at more favourable odds, while Juventus have plenty of contenders in midfield too, such as set-piece specialist Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba and Claudio Marchisio who doesn't shy away from many long-range shooting opportunities.
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