Real Madrid v Tottenham: Duo Return, Key Man Recalled, Match Prediction + Betting
Real Madrid entertain Tottenham at the Bernabeu this evening. Here is our preview with team news, predicted teams and score along with betting tips
Tottenham Hotspur will look to bring home a positive result when they take on European Champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu tonight.
Spurs head in to the game in fine form with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon ensuring they remain third in the Premier League table – just three points behind second-placed Man Utd.
However, the focus is now on Champions League matters and the north Londoners have enjoyed the perfect start to their 2017/18 campaign having taken six points from their opening two games so far.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured a vital victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley before easing to a 3-0 win at APOEL last month but they know they face a tough task getting anything against Madrid tonight.
The reigning European champions have also taken maximum points from their opening two games in Group H so whoever comes out victorious this evening will put one foot in the knockout stages.
Tottenham have been handed a huge boost with Mousa Dembele back in contention after recovering from a foot injury so he should return to the midfield tonight.
Danny Rose is also back in the squad for the first time since overcoming a serious knee ligament injury but after ten months out, Pochettino says the left-back is only fit for the bench.
Ben Davies hasn’t travelled to Spain due to illness so Jan Vertonghen may continue at left-back while Serge Aurier should get a recall at right-back.
Victor Wanyama is unavailable for selection as the midfielder is still recovering from a knee injury while Erik Lamela is also short of fitness following a lengthy absence with a hip problem.
As for Madrid, they’ll be without former Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale as he’s still nursing a calf issue while Matteo Kovacic has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Real Madrid 3-1 Tottenham: Spurs haven’t scored a single goal in their previous four meetings with Madrid and the Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last 29 Champions League group games so this is a tall order for Tottenham. Pochettino’s side are in fine form while Madrid have stuttered so far this season but I still fancy the La Liga champs to win this evening.
Madrid are the 1/2 favourites to win this game with the bookmakers but we can get new customers enhanced odds of 20/1 on the hosts and 60/1 if you think Spurs can pull off a shock win – just click here to snap-up this exciting offer [winning paid in free bets, max stake £1, T&C’s apply]
Here are some other bets I like the look of:
- Both teams to score at: 3/5 – a £10 bet would return £16
- Exact score of 3-1 Madrid at: 9/1 – a £10 bet would return £100
- Benzema to score in a 3-1 Madrid win at: 16/1 – a £10 bet would return £170
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