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Bet of the day: Real’s Ronaldo to bag brace or more in Rome

| 17.02.2016
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Lee Gormley | February 17, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 32 goals in 32 outings this season
  • The Real Madrid marksman bagged a brace last time out
  • Ronaldo has seven strikes in previous five club appearances

Cristiano Ronaldo 5/1 for two or more

The Champions League continues this Wednesday night as Real Madrid make the trip to Roma, and Coral’s bet of the day for this European action is Cristiano Ronaldo to score two or more goals at 5/1, with a £20 max stake.

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Los Blancos have been formidable under the guidance of new boss Zinedine Zidane, having not lost during the Frenchman’s reign so far, while Ronaldo continues his rampant form in all competitions this current campaign.

In fact, Ronaldo can’t seem to net just once in a game, with his last six successful scoring outings seeing him bag two or more, including four doubles, a hat-trick and an incredible four-goal haul.

The Portugal international skipper stormed out of the recent press conference for this upcoming Champions League last 16 clash, having become bemused by a reporter’s question regarding his away form, meaning the Bernabeu ace will be fired up even more so than usual.

Roma has fond memories for Ronaldo

Ronaldo will have fond memories of featuring against the stuttering Serie A side, having bagged his first ever Champions League goals against them during his time with Manchester United, in a memorable 7-1 thumping at Old Trafford.

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The mercurial marksman’s latest meeting with the Italians could prove to be just as destructive, following a campaign which has saw him dispatch 32 times in as many appearances, including seven in his previous five outings.

Madrid’s main man has recorded three goals in four career encounters with the Giallorossi and will be highly driven to maintain that strong run of form in this first leg match-up at the Stadio Olimpico.

Despite Ronaldo’s harsh and undeserved criticism by the press ahead of his latest outing on Italian soil, he has still rallied to the summit of the Champions League’s scoring charts this term with 11 strikes.

The prolific Galactico sits miles ahead of a previously injury-plagued Lionel Messi and four goals above Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, making these 5/1 odds on him dispatching a second successive double (£20 max) truly promising.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.