Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach – A battle for survival for Zidane’s Real

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UEFA Champions' League Group B preview – Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach – Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano – Wednesday, 9 December 2020 – 20:00 BST

Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach Preview

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Real Madrid go into a make-or-break match on Wednesday with German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in Group B of the Champions League.

Manager Zinedine Zidane's team presently sit on third in the group after 5 games with 7 points, while Monchengladbach top the cluster with 8 in a must-win clash for both sides.

Failure to advance to the knock-out stage would surely signal the end of Zidane's second stint at the Bernabeu and see the 13-time European champions playing in the second tier of continental football which is the Europa League.

Los Blancos, who shockingly lost both their group ties to an unfancied Shakhtar Donetsk, come into Wednesday night's clash after a fortuitous win over Sevilla last weekend where a error from rival goalkeeper Yassine Bounou allowed the Madrid club to scrape through with a 1-0 win.

The win at Sevilla helped end a drought of 3 winless encounters in the La Liga for Real.

Monchengladbach on the other have also been struggling in the Bundesliga of late, having produced a solitary win from their previous four outings and their last Champions League clash at home resulted in a 2-3 defeat to a desperate Inter Milan.

But nevertheless it's been a dream run for Marco Rose's Foals in Europe's premier tournament so far, yet everything will boil down to what they do at Madrid on December 9.

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Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach Team News

The Real camp received a huge boost with the return of Sergio Ramos back from injury for this crunch match. Eden Hazard remains under treatment alongside Dani Carvajal. Lucas Vazquez who has been deputizing for Carvajal could see his place threatened if Alvaro Odriozola were to return.

Martin Odegaard could make his return to the midfield space while Marco Asensio will be pushing for a start in the front alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr.

The team news for Monchengladbach is that they will have to do without their two center-backs Tony Jantschke and Nico Elvedi which could force Rose to fill in that space with Christoph Kramer. Ramy Bensebaini is also yet to make his return after recovering from illness, but Marcus Thuram will certainly come back into the starting XI after being rested for the 2-2 draw with Freiburg last weekend.

Real Madrid probable starting XI:

Courtois (goal); Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Odegaard; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius

Borussia Monchengladbach probable starting XI:

Sommer (goal); Lainer, Ginter, Kramer, Wendt; Zakaria, Neuhaus; Lazaro, Stindl, Thuram; Plea

Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach Verdict

Aspiring to reach the Champions League knockout rounds for the first time, Gladbach need just a draw to progress. But they will be wary of the desperation among their opponents for a win and given their attacking riches, the odds could slightly be on favour of the Zidane's men at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday night.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach Bookmaker odds & Predictions

All the Bet365 odds quoted are subject to change and were correct as of 08/12/2020.

  • Real Madrid to win: 3/4
  • Borussia Monchengladbach to win: 15/4
  • Draw: 11/4

Both Teams To Score odds

  • Yes: 8/15
  • No: 11/8

Correct Score odds & Predicted Scores

Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach bet365 Champions League betting odds

  • Draw 1-1: 13/2
  • Real Madrid 2-1: 15/2 at Bet365 (predicted scoreline)
  • Real Madrid 2-0: 9/1
  • Real Madrid 1-0: 9/1
  • Real Madrid 3-1: 11/1
  • Draw 2-2: 11/1 at Bet365 (probable scoreline)
  • Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1: 14/1
  • Draw 0-0: 14/1
  • Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0: 18/1
  • Real Madrid 3-2: 18/1
  • Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2: 33/1
  • Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1: 33/1

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