Real Madrid vs Club Bruges
Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid).
Madrid took a trip to Paris for their CL opener, which ultimately ended in disaster. The club which prioritizes European glory over anything else had to content itself with a loss, and that too without being able to breach the opposition defense even once.
The impact becomes much bigger when it’s noted that PSG had none of their usual frontline for the game. While Neymar was out due to his ban, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani had injuries to deal with.
Still, former player Angel Di Maria turned out to be the main tormentor for the Spanish outfit. And as such, the team has been placed at the bottom of the table, and with Galatasaray too in the mix, one more match-up with dropped points could turn out to be catastrophic.
It helps that this upcoming fixture takes place at the Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane and his men need all the help they could get.
Belgian opponents Brugge meanwhile managed to hold Gala to a draw in their first match-day. And considering the Turkish armada takes on Thomas Tuchel’s men next, if FCB could somehow salvage this fixture, they stand a good opportunity to make it to the knockouts.
The Blue-Blacks have been on a roll this season in their domestic league. So far they remain the only ones to keep the unbeaten status alive, and with their game in hand, the squad easily has the chance to take the top spot for themselves.
Real Madrid vs Club Bruges Head-to-head (h2h)
The lone competitive meeting between the two teams date back to 1976 in the European Champions Cup. Bruges came on top with a 2-0 home win in the double legged tie after the fixture in Madrid ended goal-less.
Real Madrid vs Club Bruges Prediction
The home advantage will surely be something to lean on for the 13-time champions. Moreover, they have always been a squad to respond phenomenally well under pressure in this competition. At present, they are in need of points, and we can count on them to perform well.
In addition, the sheer difference in talents on both rosters easily put the hosts as the favorites, and to add a cherry on top, the youngsters of the Los Blancos – Rodrygo, Vinicus Jr, Luka Jovic etc seem to get on form right when crunch time has approached. Add to this the presence of Eden Hazard, and the expectation is for Zidane’s men to dominate well in both halves.
Coming to goals though, the backline of Madrid has not risen to the form they are accustomed to. And with injuries plaguing the side, the arrival of the in-form Belgians is surely going to create some problems.
Furthermore, take into account that Bruges has found the back of the net in their last ten away ties in a row, and BTTS seems like a very good option to back this Tuesday.
Real Madrid vs Club Bruges Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Real Madrid to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).