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Bet of the day: Ronaldo to poach first for Portugal against Bulgaria

| 25.03.2016

Holly Thackeray | March 25, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Ronaldo has scored 18 in his last 23 international appearances
  • The Portuguese has hit 41 in 38 for club Real Madrid this campaign
  • Bulgaria have conceded five goals in their last four games

Ronaldo 21/10 to bag first versus Bulgaria

Who else but Cristiano Ronaldo could star in Coral’s latest bet of the day? The Real Madrid icon is expected to return and flex his muscles on the international stage for Portugal against Bulgaria, having been rested by the Navigators in their previous friendly fixtures.

In fine fettle and ferocious form, Ronaldo is a superb 21/10 to be first on target for the Portuguese, in this battle between the Iberians, rated seventh in the FIFA rankings, and 71st placed Bulgaria.

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Ronaldo is expected to bare his teeth against the Lions, having roared to 18 goals in his past 23 appearances for Portugal and further highlighting his status as their main protagonist ahead of Euro 2016.

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Bulgaria’s previous seven scuffles away from home have resulted in only one win, as faded force the Lions slumped to a fourth placed finish in Euro qualifying and a whopping eight points off even a play-off spot.

So, travelling to Portuguese soil, should prove more than tricky for a team that has leaked five goals in their last four games and emerged as victors from just two of their past 11 encounters.

Ronaldo will surely be licking his lips at such stats, as the Portugal predator is also firing on all cylinders for club as well as country.

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Currently leading La Liga’s scorer charts, rampaging Ronaldo has incredibly fired in 38 strikes so far this season for Real Madrid across all competitions, from just 41 games. Still, those figures are nothing new for the formidable Portuguese goal machine.

From that fantastic haul of 38 hits, 10 were electric openers, meaning menacing Ronaldo is awesome value at 21/10 to be first out of the blocks. A leader rather than a follower, the Navigators skipper is used to bearing the goal burden for his nation, and will be seeking to warm-up his shooting boots before the France finals against a wobbly Bulgaria backline.


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.