Real Madrid face Barcelona in the second-leg of their Copa del Rey quarter final looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit this Wednesday evening.
Despite taking an early lead at the Bernabeu, they eventually lost to Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1 thanks to goals from Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal.
Barca are now huge 1/11 favourites to progress to the semi final and if Real are to upset the odds they will surely need the player who opened the scoring in their last meeting – Cristiano Ronaldo – to perform to the level he is capable of.
Ronaldo has an incredible goalscoring record for the capital side, scoring 115 goals in 118 appearances.
However, there has been increasing criticism of Ronaldo’s performances against Barcelona following some lacklustre showings from the former Manchester United forward.
He has scored two goals in his last three games against Barca though, meaning the latest Ladbrokes promotion to refund all losing first scorer bets on the game if Ronaldo scores at any time looks like an incredibly tempting offer.
If you’re looking for a player to back in the first goalscorer market, then you could do a lot worse than putting some cash on Karim Benzema at a very generous 8/1.
Real have taken the lead in three of their last four games against Barca and the French striker has hit two in the previous three clashes – including the opener in their league meeting earlier this season.
If you’re feeling adventurous with the security of knowing you’ll get refunded if Ronaldo scores however, then Barca’s Puyol – who scored in the first-leg – is 25/1 to find the net first.
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