START 17 OCT 2017, 19:45 GMT+0
Tottenham Hotspurs has become quite the power under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino. After finishing second last season in the Premier League, Tottenham seems to be the only team capable of rivaling the Manchester teams this year.
Despite that, their progress in the Champion’s League has not been so great. After forging a name of its own in the Premier League, the Spurs have not achieved any remarkable results in the Champion’s League.
On the other hand – Real Madrid. The dominating force in the Champion’s League is headed for a third win in the tournament. A win for the home team will allow them to advance 3 points ahead in the top of the group before visiting Wembley.
Statistics show that Real Madrid has won the last 4 games in every tournament. Three of the wins came from the La Liga and one win came from the Champion’s League.
Perhaps, so far in the season, Madrid’s best game was in the CL in their away win against Dortmund (1-3).
They have lost only once in their last ten games, with their loss being at the hands of Real Betis at home.
Other than that game, Real Madrid have absolutely no problems with scoring goals but are struggling in defense. The Spanish team were able to achieve only 3 clean sheets in their last 10 games while conceding goals in five of their last six games.
The Spurs are visiting Madrid after a tough victory of 1-0 against Bournemouth in the Premier League. Statistics reveal to us that Tottenham has lost only once in their last eleven games since the start of the season with their only loss coming in August from Chelsea.
Since then, Tottenham are in a series of 9 games without a loss, 7 of which were victories and only 2 were draws. The team’s form is fantastic – 5 victories in a row.
In the CL, the Spurs have won both their games, one against Apoel Nicosia and one against Dortmund..
Looking at Real Madrid’s lineup, there are a few important names that will be missing – Gareth Bale, Daniel Carvajal, Mateo Kovacic. At Spur’s lineup, there’s a chance Victor Wanyama, Moussa Dembele and Erik Lamela would not be playing.
Real Madrid has not seen a loss on Santiago Bernabeu for 15 matches now, but their defense has been struggling lately. While Tottenham plays below par as a visitor. This will be a contested game.
OUR BET: REAL MADRID STRAIGHT WIN @ 1.45
STAKE 9/10 (lost)
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @ 1.57
STAKE 8/10 (won)
full time 1-1