Sports Betting. Real Madrid vs Napoli [15.02.17] : intriguing Spanish-Italian battle

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Sports Betting. Real Madrid vs Napoli [15.02.17] : intriguing Spanish-Italian battle

Champions League

Round of 16, 1st leg


Bet: Real Madrid Win and Over 2.5 Goals

In January Real Madrid experienced a little crisis which had resulted into the interruption of its record unbeaten series in all competitions. Sports betting experts also added that team elimination from Copa del Ray was a huge surprise. Celta de Vigo overcame Blancos (1-2; 2-2). However, the matters go very well in La Liga. Zinedine Zidane’s side is on the top of the standings winning three times in a row with total score 8-2. And this despite the fact that Merengues have played two games less than the nearest rival Barcelona. So Real Madrid is considered to be an overdog at betting odds of 1.57.

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At the same time bookmakers’ offices named Napoli as a complete underdog at betting odds of 6.00. Moreover, a Draw is evaluated by 4.20. And this despite the fact that Partenopei unbeaten series have been going since November in all competitions, i.e. 18 matches. In 2017 Maurizio Sarri’s side won all Serie A games except one surprising draw 1-1 with Palermo. However, placing bets you need to remember that due to this the team managed to reach only third place in championship with nine points behind leading Juventus.

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Sports betting experts also admitted that Real Madrid showed very ambiguous results on Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in this Champions League. There was a confident win 5-1 over Legia Warsaw alongside with very tough victory 2-1 over Sporting Club de Portugal. At the same time Merengues were unable to overcome Borussia Dortmund (2-2). So, experienced punters may consider such betting option as “Double Chance: Napoli Or Draw” at odds of 2.30. After all, Partenopei is good in UCL away matches gaining seven points in three such games on group stage. Moreover, Maurizio Sarri has no injured players as defender Danilo is sidelined for Blancos and Gareth Bale is doubtful.

As to goal performance Napoli is seemed eager to score on Santiago Bernabéu Stadium a vital away precise strike. At the same time Real Madrid needs to make a handicap before visiting Italy. So, it is logically to take Total Match Goals Over 2.5 at betting odds of 1.50. Alternatively, you can take “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.57). For gamblers we can also propose “Real Madrid Win and Over 2.5 Goals” at odds of 1.91.

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