Real Madrid cruised through to the next stage of the Champions League in midweek, firing four past CSKA Moscow and it’s easy to see why the runaway La Liga leaders are just 1/5 with Paddy Power to overcome fourth-placed Malaga at the Bernabeu.
So convinced are bookies that Jose Mourinho’s men will dominate the Champions League hopefuls that Blue Square make Madrid just 4/9 in the handicaps when kicking off a goal behind while Stan James offer 8/15 for the hosts to lead at the end of each half.
To secure value then punters should turn to the first scorer betting where bet365 post 3/1 against Karim Benzema. The French striker has found the net in each of his last three home matches in all competitions and can continue that run in this one.
Karim Benzema to score first – 3/1 (bet365)