Real Madrid vs NapoliUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 29, 2023, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
REAL MADRID have a perfect record in this season's Champions League and will be looking to wrap up top spot in Group C by claiming a fifth successive win when Italian giants Napoli come calling.
I had the pleasure of watching the full 90 minutes when these sides collided in Naples and it was one of the best games I'd seen in a long time as Jude Bellingham inspired Real Madrid to a 3-2 victory.
Two bets landed for me that night and it was a game fit for the latter stages of the competition as two teams set up to attack took it in turns to have a go at each other.
They could still lock horns at the business end of the Champions League with Napoli heavy favourites to join Real Madrid in the last 16. The Italians lead Braga by four points with just two games to play but a defeat in Madrid could leave them sweating.
If Braga win at home to Union Berlin and Napoli slip up in Spain, it would set up a thrilling final game when the Portuguese side come to the Diego Maradona Stadium for the final group fixture.
Napoli's form is decent, with just one defeat in their last seven, and they head to the Bernabeu buoyed by an excellent 2-1 win at Atalanta in Serie A. But Real Madrid are a formidable team in their own back yard and Rayo Vallecano are the only side to have avoided defeat at the Bernabeu this season.
Carlo Ancelotti's men strolled to a 3-0 win at Cadiz on Sunday to keep their title push on track and with Bellingham back from a minor injury they will be confident of pushing on in all competitions.
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While Bellingham stole the headlines again at the weekend, continuing his record-breaking start, Rodrygo was actually the star of the show with two goals and an assist. The Brazilian forward is 13/8 at Paddy Power for another goal here.
After a slow start to the season, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is starting to motor again, following up three goals for Georgia during the international break with another strike for Napoli at the weekend. The winger is 15/4 for Unibet to continue his hot streak while Bet365 have him at a tempting 7/5 to either score or assist.
Anything else catch the eye?
I wished I had gone for corners in Real Madrid's trip to Naples as they racked up at a rapid rate. The final total was eventually 18 so I like the look of over 10.5 corners for this one at 11/10 with 888Sport.
With Real Madrid already through, Napoli will be more fired up for this game so the Italians look good value for most cards at 57/50 with Unibet. Over 2.5 Napoli cards also appeals at evens with the same firm.
We should see goals if it's anything like the game earlier in the group and over 1.5 first-half strikes is tempting at 31/20 with Coral.
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