February 22, 2023
Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo decided to join Al Nassr and the Saudi Pro League, the Middle East betting markets have been a hot spot for football enthusiasts looking to place their bets...
Since making the move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr following the sensational interview with Piers Morgan before last winter's World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has proceeded to run amok in the Middle East, recently scoring a hat-trick for his new club. Yet many questions remain over the remainder of the season when it comes to Ronaldo. Will he manage to carry his new club to a title win? What's more, will he manage to trouble the Saudi scoring charts? In this article, we will cover all of this and more with a deep dive look at Cristiano Ronaldo's betting odds for the remainder of the season. From whether he'll win the league to his potential next club, players can find the best odds at Jeffbet.com. First, let's consider the story of Ronaldo's season so far.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Goals and skills for Al Nassr so far:
The reality is that so far this season has been a tough one for the player many consider the greatest of all time. After impressing in a struggling Manchester United team last time out, the Portuguese fell out of favour under new United boss Erik Ten Hag as the Dutchman looked to implement a new style at Old Trafford.
This culminated in a sensational interview with Piers Morgan on the eve of the winter World Cup in Qatar in which Ronaldo said that he had no respect for the manager. This was of course a calculated risk from the 38 year old player who wanted to be released from his contract to be able to go and play football elsewhere.
The interview drew a largely negative reaction from the football world, but Ronaldo got his wish as days later the club released a statement saying they had parted ways for good.
After a disappointing World Cup in which Portugal went out in the quarter finals to Morocco, Ronaldo's move to Saudi league leaders Al Nassr was confirmed.
Since arriving in the Middle East, Ronaldo has scored five goals in four matches in the league and has also provided two assists, showing some excellent form. With Al Nassr current odds placing them as favourites to win the league, you wouldn't bet against them with CR7 in the side and playing so well.
In terms of top scorer charts, the current leader is Ronaldo's teammate Talisca, who has 13 goals in 14 games for Al Nassr this season. This is an impressive ratio, yet still Ronaldo is favourite to be top scorer in the league at even odds.
Another area in which betting on Ronaldo is seeing some activity is the matter of who will be the player's next club. With Al Nassr paying the player huge wages for his time in Saudi, the truth is that he may look to end his career there with a bumper payday.
Yet anybody who knows Ronaldo will know that he craves recognition as the world's best and so he may look to return to Europe for one final tilt at the trophy that has defined so much of his career; the Champions League.
If this is the case then it is likely the striker will seek a return to one of the continent's top teams, but the question is: does anyone want him? After an acrimonious end to his United stint, the player is not getting younger and although few would doubt his pedigree in front of goal, his wider contribution and ability to fit into the high pressing style favoured by so many today are doubtful at best.
Still, there is a chance that a top team could make a move on him and if this is the case it is likely to be teams such as Chelsea, Sporting and Napoli who are mentioned. Although there are currently no odds for Ronaldo's next club, you can be sure that come summer the player's future will once more become a hot topic of conversation.
Overall, it can be said that whilst Ronaldo's season has not exactly gone to plan so far, the mercurial veteran remains a force to be reckoned with in world football. Having hit the ground running in Saudi Arabia, it seems as if the Portuguese will continue to be a favourite to win both team and personal accolades.
Another element of the Ronaldo betting odds that could heat up in the coming months are the chances of him changing clubs and also who that club might be. Indeed, those looking to place money on Ronaldo's next team will be keenly listening in on the football grapevine to find out more about where the superstar could be plying his trade come 2023/24.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League is on February 25, against Damac. You can watch Damac vs Al Nassr, Nantes vs Juventus, Manchester United vs Barça, RB Leipzig vs Man City, Inter Milan vs Porto and AS Monaco vs Bayer Leverkusen, all matches provided from our football live game pages.
Al-Nassr next game:
Damac vs Al Nassr kick-off time (25-02-2023):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 22:30
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 20:00
Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) | UTC/GMT+3: 17:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 15:30
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 15:30
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 14:30
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 11:30
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 10:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 06:30