Champions League Betting: Real Madrid v Man United - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Real Madrid and Manchester United meet for the ninth time on Wednesday evening in the Champions league last-16 first leg. Real boast a 3-2 win-loss record over their rivals and are 1.62 to win again.

 
9. United, however, topped Group H in the autumn and have won four games on the bounce. They are 5.50 to win at the Bernabeu.
 
8. The last time these sides met was in April 2003, Brazilian Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick (see below) for Madrid who went through to the semi-finals. Current Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is 18.00 to net three himself.

 
7. Madrid beat United 3-1 in the first leg at the Bernabeu that season, Reds striker Ruud van Nistelrooy scoring an important away goal. Current forward Wayne Rooney has 11 goals in 12 games and is 3.75 to net at any time.
 
6. United have won three and drawn three of their last six away matches since losing 1-0 to CFR Cluj in early December. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are 4.05 to win Draw No Bet.
 
5. Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Los Blancos on Sunday as they beat Sevilla 4-1 at home. It was his fourth opening goal of the season and the striker is 5.75 to score first on Wednesday.
 
4. United have played 43 matches against Spanish clubs, winning 11 and losing 15. A draw on Wednesday is priced at 4.00.
 
3. Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso played seven games against United while at Liverpool, picking up three yellow cards. The midfielder is 2.55 to get a card at any time.
 
2. Ronaldo has had more attempts on target than anyone else in the Champions League this season (27 in six games). He is 4.20 to open the scoring.
 
1. Robin van Persie has covered 35,838m in 287 minutes of European football this season. The Dutchman has scored three for his troubles – a goal every 11,946 metres – and is 3.00 to net again on Wednesday.


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