Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.
Group B is probably the most complicated in the whole UCL at the moment, with all four teams being separated by a total of just three points. And it definitely deserves to be mentioned that the two favorites are currently placed in the bottom two spots.
Los Blancos just cannot get placed in the third or the fourth spot at the end of the group stage campaign – or all hell would break loose. They need a win at any cost this Wednesday to make sure that they would progress to the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, the Colts are the toppers of the table at the moment, and they have a rare opportunity to finish as the top seed in a Champions League first round. However, they need to overcome this obstacle at the Alfredo Stefano Stadium in order to do that.
Considering what’s at stake, and the desperation of both teams to secure the top-most position, expect goals from both teams this Wednesday.
Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Before that, these two had contested in the Round 3 of 1985/86 UEFA Cup. Then, the Germans won 5-1 at home, while the Spanish contingent won 4-0 at their home in the reverse fixture.
- Not once have Marco Rose’s men kept a clean sheet on the road.
- Zinedine Zidane’s men had scored two or more goals in 12 of the former 13 match-ups against other Bundesliga opponents.
Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Prediction
Los Blancos lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Shakhtar. In the meantime, the Colts lost 2-3 at home against Inter.
Going on, Zidane’s men are desperate to qualify for the knockouts, and will certainly bring their A-class game. They are also the most successful team in the competition, and are at home as well.
Moreover, only once have they failed to score at home in the whole of 2020, and they have scored two or more goals in 13 of the past 14 fixtures against other German rivals.
On the other hand, their counterparts are the toppers of the table, and have scored the most number of goals in the campaign (16 from 5 games). They were also unbeaten in 13 of their preceding 15 fixtures, and had scored two or more goals in nine of their former eleven games.
As such, expect a high-scoring thriller in this pivotal final group-stage game, between these two in-form offenses.
Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.60 (3/5).