Real Madrid v APOEL Nicosia match preview and betting tips



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Real Madrid welcome APOEL Nicosia to the Bernabeu in their Champions League opener tonight, the hosts having a less-than-impressive start to their campaign with their last two outings ending in draws at the Bernabeu. They will be looking to put in a convincing performance in their first Champions League group match and the bookies certainly fancy their chances with most firms going 1/25 on the home side.

Los Merengues have been struggling without Cristiano Ronaldo but he will be ready for action in tonight’s match. Nevertheless Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez have impressed in recent outings and we can expect a strong attacking line-up this evening which will cause no shortage of problems for the visitors.

APOEL Nicosia head into this match on the back of an emphatic 4-1 victory away to Nea Salamis, however they haven’t been at their best of late with one draw and two defeats in their last five outings. As such, it isn’t easy to envisage them doing any better against the might of the reigning European champions.

That said, the visitors have been banging in the goals with reckless abandon of late and they should make their presence felt at the Bernabeu. We’ll therefore be going for a somewhat high-scoring affair with Over 4.5 goals looking the value at 11/12 with Unibet Free Bet.

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