It has not been such a terrific idea to bet against Real Madrid in recent times. However, these past few weeks could have been very well rewarding for those who did so. Can the poor form of Los Merengues go on for another day?
Online sportsbooks in Spain expected that the fact that Real Madrid lost to Sevilla will not affect the amazing form they have been playing in for 40 games. However, the defeat was followed by another one in the Copa del Rey against Celta Vigo, which has put Zinedine Zidane’s men into a very difficult situation. Is there a way out? Can they climb back on top?
Real Madrid were clear favourites for the first leg. Especially because it was played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Yet they lost 1-2 at home field and now are forced to perform very well in Vigo. Bet365 expects Celta Vigo to qualify. Their odds to do so are only (8/11), while those for the Royal Club are 2.00 (1/1).
Even Zidane lost hope
Real Madrid are expected to play an attacking game for the second leg as they are in desperate need of scoring goals if they want to qualify for the next round of the tournament. Online sportsbooks expect Real Madrid to be able to defeat Celta Vigo on the second leg as their odds are 1.70 (7/10) at 188BET. However, their very own manager would not mind if Real Madrid were eliminated fro Copa del Rey. Maybe it’s time to bet against Real Madrid?
Zidane said that his team will do everything in their power to be able to qualify for the next round. However, he also added that they will face a difficult challenge and that he wouldn’t regard it as a failure if his team failed to qualify for the next round. We will see on Wednesday night if it was just a mind trick of him to put more pressure on Celta players, or he actually gave up already. Whatever the case is, now might be the only tie when it’s acceptable and reasonable to bet against Real Madrid!