Betting News: Gareth Bale to continue big game scoring run

Betting News: Gareth Bale to continue big game scoring run

Copa del Rey final facts and figures

The first leg of the Spanish Supercopa takes place tonight and sees Real Madrid take on Atletico de Madrid in a re-run of the Champions League final.

Playing at home first, Real are 4/7 favourites to defeat their city rivals and take a lead into the second leg, which takes place on Friday evening. For their part, Diego Simeone’s men are at 11/2 to win tonight – not a bad price considering their beat Real at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga last season, and in the Copa del Rey final the season before.

Los Blancos have struggled for goals in the last few games in pre-season, just five in five, and all of them scored by two men – Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

And Carlo Ancelotti will be looking for his two star men to turn on the style again tonight. Bale started life slowly in the Spanish capital but ended last season on a high, scoring in both the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals to prove he is a man for the big occasion. Bookies have him at 6/5 to get his name on the scoresheet.

Ronaldo has a superb record against Atletico, with 13 goals in 14 matches. Bet365 has the Portuguese forward at 8/11 to score at any point and 11/4 to open the scoring. Champions League hero Sergio Ramos, who equalised for Los Blancos with almost the last touch of the game in the initial 90 minutes in Lisbon, loves to come up for set pieces and can be backed at 13/2 to score against Los Rojiblancos.