Club Brugge vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League – Matchday 6
Date: 11 December 2019, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 Central European Time
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge).
Club Brugge welcome Real Madrid on matchday day 6 in search of their first win of the Champions League 2019/20 group stage.
Club Brugge vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Real Madrid qualified for the group stage after the thrilling 2-2 draw against PSG on matchday 5. Zidane’s men will finish second even with a win on Wednesday.
Meantime, Brugge strike late in the injury time to salvage a point at Galatasaray with a 1-1 draw to stay in the Europa League qualification race.
Only 1 point lead separate Brugge from Galatasaray, the Turks also endure a difficult fixture at Paris.
Club Brugge vs Real Madrid Head-to-head
The reverse of this fixture that ended in a 2-2 stalemate is only the third ever competitive meeting between the sides.
Brugge defeated Real Madrid in their previous meeting that date back to 1976 Champions Cup. It was a 2-0 win at Bruges after a 0-0 draw in Malaga.
All in all, Bruges hold a decent home record against LaLiga sides, 5W-3D-4L from 12 as against a win-less record in Spanish soil on 13 attempts.
Madrid’s record against Belgian sides while playing on the road is moderate, having managed just 3 wins and 1 draw from 10, losing in 6.
Club Brugge vs Real Madrid Prediction
Bruges did start the group stage brilliantly with a pair of stalemates, however, back to back defeats against PSG pegged them back.
This is a similar story for Belgians who often fail to take their chances. This team has only won 3 of their last 23 Champions League group stage games.
Having failed to qualify for the knockouts, Bruges might want to finish on a high and they are expected to come highly motivated against a club like Real Madrid.
A win might not be in the cards for the hosts, but they are expected to give Zidane’s men a run for their money.
Now, Bruges’ will be at advantage since Madrid are expected to rest a number of players. They are about to face the likes of Valencia, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao in the space of 11 days. I believe Benzema will not feature, while two from Kroos, Modric and Casemiro. We may also see some changes in defense.
However, we cannot trust the home side with our money since there are quite few players fringes in the Madrid squad, who can turn around any match on their own.
This is good news for the neutrals as we could see some end to end action. Therefore, we could see a similar game like in the first leg and over 3.5 goals is the standout bet.
Meantime, a majority of Real Madrid’s away games this season saw 2 or more goals in the second half. And they do have the tendency to concede in the final 20 minutes as well.
The potential big bet for the day is thus, both teams to score in the second half, the odds priced at sky high 2.63.
Club Brugge vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Both teams to Score in the second half @ 2.63 (13/8).
Total match goals – Over 3.5 @ 2.45 (16/11).