iBet: Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will not settle for a draw
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund, kick off 7.45pm, Sky Sports 4
Lay under 2.5 goals at 1.7 to one with Betfair
Although these two teams sit nicely in first and second in Group D, and a draw would suit both, it’s not the way they play. German champions Dortmund were massively impressive when they were unlucky not to beat Manchester City at the Etihad at the start of October, and once again in defeating tonight’s rivals at home 2-1 in their last Champions League game. Goals from Lewandowski and Schmelzer did the damage in a high quality, thrilling encounter that saw nearly 30 attempts on goal. Expect more of the same tonight when the Spanish will be out for revenge. After a slightly ropey start, things are starting to click for Jose Mourinho’s men and they warmed up nicely for this with a 4-0 defeat of Real Zaragoza. Madrid have scored 25 times in their ten domestic games with Ronaldo once again looking imperious, and tonight they play a team committed to attack. With the fixed odds bookmakers you can back Madrid to win at 4/9, the draw at 19/5 and Dortmund at up to 7/1 – check out Oddschecker.com for who is offering for the best prices. But I think the value is to bet on goals here.
Ipswich’s miserable run of 11 games without a win was brought to an end with an excellent 1-0 away victory over Birmingham on Saturday, and with Mick McCarthy now in the manager’s hot-seat things are looking brighter. However, they will find things tough tonight against a bang- in-form Crystal Palace team that’s not lost any of its 11 games and has moved to third in the Championship. Palace may be a touch of value at even money.
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