With so much at stake it’s almost impossible to envisage anything other than a tight affair as Juventus entertain Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
It was the Spaniards that were initially installed as favourites, despite their opponents enjoying home advantage but the Serie A champions have since attracted cash and now several firms can’t separate the pair.
Inevitably then, bookies are rightly treading carefully where the stalemate is concerned, bet365′s 9/4 the best odds for an inconclusive affair and that’s the eye catching match bet.
In the quarter finals, Carlo Ancelotti’s men played out a goalless first leg at neighbours Atletico Madrid and a penalty separated Juventus and Monaco in Turin. Those results point to a low scoring encounter here and BetVictor’s 2/1 about the clash producing fewer than 1.5 goals catches the eye.
Alternatively, punters feeling a touch more ambitious can tackle William Hill’s 15/2 for it to finish 0-0.
Juventus v Real Madrid to be 0-0 – 15/2 (William Hill)