Real Madrid’s home game against FC Copenhagen in Champions League Group B is one of the few times that backing Cristiano Ronaldo to score first could turn into a luxuriously profitable venture because bwin vow to double or treble the odds of the first and any time goal scorers should they go on to bag a brace or hat-trick.

Real are given heavy favouritism to win at odds of 1/16 while their Danish guests are handed a 25/1 chance of causing an upset. With the draw priced at an equally lengthy 10/1, taking advantage of Ronaldo’s odds to score first should be the way forward.

The Portuguese sensation has rarely settled for a solitary strike in games this season

Ronaldo, 9/5 to score first, has made nine appearances for club and country this season and struck in six of them. In four of those games the winger has gorged himself on a dinner of goals, scoring two hat-tricks and a pair of braces.

Since taking his slicked back locks to the Bernabeu in 2009, Ronaldo has scored two or more goals in a mind-blowing 59 of his 176 games in all competitions.

Copenhagen are yet to keep a clean sheet in 11 games this term 

The visitors’ defence has been about as watertight as the Titanic during this campaign, and they currently occupy the relegation places in the Danish Superligaen after ten games. Their keeper has had to retrieve the ball out the back of the net in every match they’ve played this season and the clean-sheet-less streak extends to 14 when you include last season’s results.

Ronaldo is carrying the Real Madrid attack on his shoulders 

Aside from Ronaldo only four players have found their way onto any Real Madrid score sheet this campaign, and one of those is centre-back Pepe.

Gareth Bale is once again missing through injury while Karim Benzema is struggling to locate the goal with just four strikes in eight outings so far. It means that Ronaldo will continue to take on the goalscoring responsibility, and with his current haul making up 45% of Real’s total goal output this season it’s hard to see him waning in that duty.

Posted By

After training badly as a nurse during his early twenties, Iain spent four years working in a Cork City bookmakers before starting an English Literature degree in 2009. Since graduating, he has written for a number of sites on various subjects, including sports, politics and art.