Ronaldo set to light up Anfield tonight when Real face Liverpool
We’re expecting it to be men against boys this evening when Real Madrid hit Merseyside, with the European champions in the groove after winning their last seven matches in all competitions.
It helps when you have the world’s best player in your team and Cristiano Ronaldo has been filling his boots in the usual fashion this term, scoring in his last ten matches for the Spanish side.
Betfair offer a generous 5/6 about Ronaldo scoring at any stage of the game, with the former Manchester United star available at 20/1 with the same firm to score a hat-trick and that seems an eminent possibility considering how badly Liverpool have been defending this season.
Ronaldo has recently plundered hat-tricks against Deportivo, Elche and Athletic Bilbao and so the possibility of another treble is on the cards, while an away win looks pretty nailed-on and it’s a surprise that odds of 5/6 are available that this happens.
There are a couple of reasons for Liverpool fans to be optimistic they can get something from the game, with Real having one eye on Saturday’s clash with Barcelona while we should remember this isn’t a match they don’t have to win.
The home side can be backed at 15/4 with bet365 to get three surprise points from this encounter and Brendan Rodgers knows that his team need to get some kind of result before the reverse tie at the Bernabeu in a fortnight’s time.
Daniel Sturridge continues to be sidelined and there is plenty of talk over whether Mario Balotelli should continue in attack for Liverpool.
However, the Reds are sadly missing the presence of Luis Suarez from their team far too much and this could be a result which sees their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League last sixteen dangling by a thread.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score a hat-trick @ 20/1 with betfair
All odds were correct at time of posting.