Real, Atletico and AC Milan are tasty 11/4 European treble
There’s value to be had in a weekend European treble with Coral as wins for Real Madrid, their city rivals Atletico Madrid and fellow European giants AC Milan comes in at an enhanced 11/4.
Real host another Madrid club Rayo Vallecano, while Atletico travel to Basque Country bastions Athletic Bilbao and Milan meet Chievo in Serie A.
Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano
Champions League second-favourites Real Madrid (16/5) have won all their meetings with fellow Spanish capital club Vallecano, since the latter returned to La Liga, by an aggregate scoreline of 13-4. They are massively odds-on at 1/40.
Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished rumours that star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has seven goals in five appearances against Rayo, is carrying an injury. Back the Portugal captain to hit a hat-trick here at 9/2.
France striker Karim Benzema has three in three in this fixture, so take odds of 5/2 on him scoring first.
Athletic Bilbao v Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone’s side have already beaten Basque outfit Bilbao three times in league and cup this term. They are 13/10 favourites for a fourth win of the campaign against this opposition.
Brazilian-born Spain cap Diego Costa has scored two in his last three appearances against Bilbao. He is even-money to net anytime and 7/2 to grab the opener.
Strike partner David Villa, meanwhile, has 12 league goals in 18 outings when paired with this opposition. That is a strike ratio of two in every three played, so odds of 8/1 on him bagging a brace or better are hugely attractive.
AC Milan v Chievo
The Rossoneri have won their last three home games against Verona outfit Chievo handsomely. In total, Milan scored a dozen – an average of four per game – and they are odds-on at 4/9 for another San Siro victory here.
Despite the struggles endured by Clarence Seedorf’s side, this fantastic record of hammering Chievo means odds of 13/2 on total home goals being over 3.5 are well worth taking. The Rossoneri had five different scorers when this opposition was last in town.
Among those were striker Giampaolo Pazzini (evens anytime), captain Riccardo Montolivo (7/2) and left-footer Urby Emanuelson (11/2). There’s also firebrand forward Mario Balotelli – why always him? – to consider up front, and he is 5/2 to net the opener.