Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid: prediction for the Champions League game
Sheriff Tiraspol take on Real Madrid on Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, November 24. We made predictions for this fixture, which you can find below.
Sheriff Tiraspol earned their spot in the group stage of the Champions League through a tough two-months qualification. Little was expected from the Moldovan champions here, but Sheriff were fantastic in the first two games, and defeated Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid. After that, Sheriff had two games against Inter Milan, and in both cases, the club from Tiraspol yielded with the same score of 1:3.
The hosts are 2nd in the Moldovan Divizia Nationala after 14 rounds. They recorded 12 victories and a draw, which brought them 37 points - one point less than the first Petrocub have. In the last two rounds, Sheriff defeated Zimbra (6:0) and Floresti (3:1).
Yansane, Kyabou, and Bizjak are all unavailable for the hosts due to injuries.
Real Madridbeat Shakhtar twice and emerged on top of their group. Today they will look to avenge their September defeat to Sheriff. Before the game, Real have 9 points from 3 wins, which means they have practically secured their ticket to the knockouts.
Carlo Ancelotti's men are enjoying success in La Liga, too: after 13 rounds, they top the league table with 30 points. The Galacticoshave the best attack in Spain, having netted 32 goals. Karim Benzema is the top scorer for Real with 10 goals.
Hazard, Valverde, Bale, and Ceballos are all unavailable due to injuries.
Real Madrid won the last 4 away games.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Real.
In 3 of the last 4 games of Real, this bet played.
In 3 of the last 5 games of Sheriff, goals were scored in both halves.
We expect Real Madrid to get a confident win here. They will not allow Sheriff to upset them again.
Our prediction - Asian handicap(-2) to Real Madrid
Prediction: Handicap (-2) to Real Madrid
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The hosts will park the bus and hope to catch Real off guard on counterattacks. But we think that the Galacticos will have no problems breaking through Sheriff's defenses. We bet on the visitors' victory by a large margin.
Second bet - Real Madrid to win by 3 goals