Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund doesn’t have much riding on it but should be an interesting game nonetheless. Two of the biggest teams in European football are out of form and will be looking for a morale boosting victory.
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The big question is whether Gareth Bale will make his first Champions League appearance since September. Zinedine Zidane may limit the Welshman to a spot on the bench to protect him after recent injury troubles. Marco Asensio, Mateo Kovacic, Nacho and Achraf Hakimi are all expected to get game time for Los Blancos.
Borussia Dortmund are in the middle of an injury crisis and a suspension to Jeremy Toljan hasn’t helped matters. Maximilian Philipp and Gonzalo Castro are the lates casualties, joining Mario Gotze, Erik Durm, Sebastian Rode, Marco Reus and Lukasz Piszczek on the sidelines. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be fresh after missing Saturday’s BundesLiga game through suspension.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Predicted Lineups
Real Madrid (4-3-1-2): Navas; Marcelo, Nacho, Varane, Hakimi; Modric, Casemiro, Kovacic; Asensio; Ronaldo, Benzema
Borussia Dortmund (4-3-3): Burki; Guerreiro, Toprak, Sokratis; Bartra; Kagawa, Weigl, Dahoud; Pulisic, Aubameyang, Yarmolenko
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips
- Real Madrid have won 5, drawn 3 and lost 2 games out of the last 10.
- Borussia Dortmund have won 1, drawn 5 and lost 4 of the last 10 games.
- In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2.1 goals and have received an average of 0.9 goals.
- In the last 10 games, Borussia Dortmund have scored an average of 1.9 goals per game and have conceded 2.0 goals per game.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
- There have been 2.5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Borussia Dortmund games.
Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Unless APOEL Nicosia get a shock result against Tottenham Hotspur, things will stay as they are in Champions League Group H. Real Madrid cannot finish above Spurs because of their record against each other. Borussia Dortmund have a superior goal difference to the Cypriot side, so merely need to match their result to move into the Europa League and will be expecting Tottenham to do them a favour.
The visitors have really struggled in the Champions League of late, failing to win their last seven matches in the competition. One of those losses was a 1-3 defeat to Real Madrid back in September. Real Madrid have scored at least twice in the last five meetings at the Bernabeu and that should be enough for a victory here.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid win 9/20 at bet365
Over 2.5 goals 4/11 at bet365.
Real Madrid to win 2-1 15/2 at bet365.
Disclaimer: Odds correct at time of publishing