Jose Mourinho will have been delighted to have drawn Lyon, Ajax and Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League group as the Real Madrid manager seeks to win this competition with a third club.
Mourinho feels as though his current squad have the capability to win a competition in which he specialises and it is hard to see Real stumbling in Croatia on Wednesday night against a team that won their domestic league last term and then qualified for this stage after beating Malmo in the last qualifying round.
The visitors are 2/7 (Ladbrokes – £50 free bets) to claim victory and it is hard to see Dinamo living with the firepower of a team that have scored ten times in their two league games so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction and will be a popular bet to score first, although Karim Benzema had an excellent Champions League record last season and you can get 4/1 (Coral – £30 free betting) that he breaks the deadlock.
Real are on offer at 8/11 (Sky Bet) to lead at half-time and full-time in this game and an early goal could see the floodgates open in Zagreb, with a 5-0 win to Madrid on offer at 28/1.
However, the home side will be organised and look to keep things tight against their opponents, with a point likely to stand them in good stead ahead of more winnable contests against Lyon and Ajax.
The draw can be backed at 9/2, with the home side as big as 14/1 to win the match and send the Spanish side home with plenty of food for thought.