Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia predictions and Champions League betting tips for tonight’s opening group stage fixture and the best odds for our tipsters’ bets.
Holders Real Madrid kick-off their Champions League campaign tonight at home to Cypriot side APOEL and it should be an easy three points for the hosts as they look to make even more history in the Champions League and win it for a third time in succession. APOEL don’t really stand a chance and the best thing you can do tonight is take up this enhanced odds for Real to win.
Although we don’t give APOEL a chance in this fixture, they might get on the scoresheet. Either way we think the best way to go for tonight’s opening Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia predictions tonight. There were plenty of Champions League goals last night and the same could happen in this one tonight. We’re starting tonight’s betting tips with over 4.5 goals at odds of Evens with Betfred. Real Madrid are more than capable of scoring five themselves in this but it would be no surprise to see them concede as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the unsurprising overwhelming favourite to score first tonight but we’re looking elsewhere for a bit of value. Marco Asensio has really burst onto the scene this season with four goals in five matches so far. He scored in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona and netted twice against Valencia. He’s the first goalscorer tip in our Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia predictions tonight and the best odds for Asensio to score first are 5/1 with Bet Victor.
Cristiano Ronaldo can play despite his domestic ban but Karim Benzema is out with a hamstring injury. Varane should return after training on Monday. APOEL’s task has not been made any easier with probable absentees Efrem and Bertogio from midfield.
Real Madrid have won both encounters against tonight’s opponents. They met in the group stages in 2012 with Real Madrid winning 5-2 at home and 3-0 away.
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