Tuesday Champions League Preview and Odds – Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur

October 17, 2017 19:45pm

Estadio Bernabeu

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Real Madrid will continue their quest for a third-straight Champions League crown when they welcome English hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur to the Bernabeu on Tuesday night. The Spanish giants are the only side to have retained the trophy since it was rebranded in the 1990s.

With two games played, Zinedine Zidane’s men have barely put a foot wrong in this competition, cruising to a 3-0 win at home to APOEL and an impressive 3-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund. As a result, they sit joint top of the group alongside this week’s opponents.

The Madrid side have not been beaten in any of their last 16 Champions League home matches and have only drawn twice in that sequence. However, things have not being go quite as smoothly in their La Liga campaign where Los Blancos have endured their worst start (after eight matches) since the 2012/13 season.

In stark contrast to Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur are having their second best start to a campaign in the last 26 years, having gained 17 point from their opening eight games, just one behind last year’s total after the same period.

What’s more, they finally won a league match at Wembley, although the 1-0 triumph over AFC Bournemouth was hardly convincing. Having already beaten Dortmund on the same turf in this competition, they may finally be feeling at home in their new temporary home; however, playing at the Bernabeu provides a very different challenge. On their only previous visit to the stadium in 2011, Harry Redknapp’s whites were thrashed 4-0 by a Madrid team coached by Jose Mourinho.

Spurs’ come into this match on nine-game unbeaten run and should make it tough for the hosts but their overall record away from home in this competition (W3 D3 L4) offers little hope of an upset here.


Real Madrid have scored 26 goals in 12 games this season (in all competitions) but they have been less than solid at the back, leaking at least one goal in nine of those games. With Keylor Navas and Dani Carvajal both missing on Tuesday, Spurs will be hoping to take advantage and at least get on the score sheet. Whether they can come away with any points remains to be seen.

With that in mind, the Real Madrid/Both Teams to Score bet looks tempting at a price of 7/5.

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