It’s never a bad idea to bet on Cristiano Ronaldo. Let’s face it the man is a born winner and whether he’s claiming the Ballon d’or, winning the Champions League or finishing top scorer in La Liga, Ronaldo’s never far from the summit of world football.
Portugal’s failure to complement their star man’s talent with players who come close to his level of talent has meant that Brazil 2014 was never destined to be Ronaldo’s World Cup and in many ways it’s a shame he couldn’t illuminate the competition in the way he’s dominated club football over the years. But the World Cup is racing towards an exciting finale and you can be sure that Ronaldo will once again claim centre stage in 2014/15.
Club After Summer Transfer Window
Man United 7/1, Man City 10/1, PSG 12/1, Bayern Munich 16/1, Chelsea 20/1
It’s hard to imagine but there remains a small chance – according to the bookies at least – that Ronaldo will start next season somewhere other than the Bernabeu. Rumours continue to circulate of a return to Man Utd and though Ronaldo seems more settled at Real Madrid than this time last season odds of 7/1 on an Old Trafford switch suggest a return to the stage that made him famous is not out of the question, it would certainly be welcomed by many United fans. More controversially, United’s crosstown rivals Manchester City are given a 10/1 chance of acquiring CR7 followed by big spending PSG at 12/1.
Real Madrid to win La Liga
But if Ronaldo does stay at Real the bookies reckon he has a pretty good chance of celebrating a La Liga title in 2015. After being narrowly pipped to the title by city-rivals Atletico Real are hot favourites to claim the crown next season with odds of 10/11 ahead of Barcelona on 7/5 and the reigning champions Atletico as long as 14/1.
Real Madrid to win Champions League
Unsurprisingly Real are also top of the pile when it comes to next season’s Champions League odds. As reigning champions they go into next season’s competition as 9/2 joint favourites with Bayern Munich. That places them well clear of fierce rivals Barcelona who can be backed at 6/1 and Atletico Madrid, their opponents in last year’s final, who are available with odds as long as 25/1.