Real Madrid v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th October 2017

Spurs to struggle at the Bernabeu

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The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world. It is also one of the most intimidating and that is what Spurs will have to deal with on Tuesday. Both Madrid and Spurs are on six points in Group H of this season’s Champions League so this game will likely separate the two of them. This is a severe test ofTottenham’s credentials here and it will be interesting to see who gets ahead in this tussle for supremacy.

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Real Madrid v Tottenham Betting Tips

The Bernabeu will host a battle for supremacy here as both Spurs and Real Madrid have six points each. Real Madrid earned a 3-0 home win over APOEL on match day one and then pounded out a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund. It really doesn’t need too much reminding of just how strong a side Real Madrid are at home in Europe. They have only failed to win one of the last thirteen European home games now (D1) in the Champions League now and the Merengues have actually won 32 of their last 37 UEFA Champions League home matches, losing just once. That’s a lot for Spurs to try and handle. The last time that Real Madrid lost at home in the group stage of the competition was back on October 21st, 2009 when AC Milan took a 3-2 win there. Since that defeat against the Italians, their home form in the group stage reads W21 D2 and both draws were against Dortmund.

Real Madrid had a slow start to their domestic season, but they are starting to pick up the pace now and Cristiano Ronaldo is growing into the season. Ronaldo is the 9/4 bet365 first goalscorer favourite for the match. Gareth Bale is out through injury. Home and away Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 21 European matches and they are unbeaten in their last 11 against English Premier League sides (W8 D3). They won the UEFA Super Cup over Manchester United in the summer. At the Bernabeu, Real Madrid’s record against English clubs is W8 D5 L2. It may be worth a little flutter on the game going over 3.5 goals for even money. The last time that Real Madrid met Premier League opposition was in the 2015/16 semi finals when they took a 1-0 semi final aggregate win over Manchester City.

Can Tottenham keep them quiet? Tottenham then have also opened with back to back wins in the Champions League this season leaving this a battle for top spot. They won’t have the services of Dele Alli who is suspended so that heaps more pressure on Harry Kane. Kane has 15 goals in his last 11 outings for club and country and he is a 6/5 bet365 anytime goalscorer option for the match. Tottenham have won their last five games in all competitions and they have a clean sheet in four of those five games, but they are going to do have to be at their best to keep Real Madrid at arm’s length and off the scoresheet at the Bernabeu. The last time that Spurs and Real Madrid met was in the 2010/11 quarter finals of the Champions League and Real Madrid won that home game 4-0 and won 1-0 at White Hart Lane as well.

The only other games between Real Madrid and Spurs were in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup quarter finals which Madrid won and went on to lift the trophy. What could give Spurs a glimmer of optimism is that Real Madrid haven’t been great defensively this season and both teams to score is a decent 8/13 punt at bet365. Spurs have beaten Dortmund 3-1 and posted a 3-0 victory over APOEL (the latter their biggest UEFA Champions League victory) so far in the group so can be confident. This is their first game against Spanish opposition since the 2011 meetings with Real Madrid. They have only played in Spain four times before and from that sequence, the Lilywhites have a D1 L3 record. Tottenham have actually only ever recorded one win over Spanish opposition in ten attempts. Their away form will be of concern as they have only won three of their last 12 European away games (D3 L6). In the bet365 correct score market, a realistic Real Madrid 2-1 option is in at 15/2 while a 3-1 home win brings a price of 9/1.

Real Madrid v Tottenham Betting Odds

Real Madrid 4/11, Draw 4/1, Tottenham 13/2

Real Madrid v Tottenham Predictions

Real Madrid to win: Madrid have been a bit shaky on home soil in Serie A this season but they are a formidable force in Europe and they have been scoring freely in the tournament so far. They can open a decent Spurs side who may struggle to keep their heads above water in this tough away game. Real Madrid to win to nil.

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