Real Madrid vs Tottenham
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 17 October 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Troubled by how they had been looking for weeks when they traveled to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund, I doubted Real Madrid would win that game, backing the German side to earn at least a draw. Big fail. At least my other tip came good, “over 3.5 combined goals”, at 2.10, mostly thanks to Real Madrid, who won that game 3-1(!). They now have six points from two group matches, having beaten APOEL as well, 3-0, on the opening day of the group stage. A few days after that big win in Germany, Real Madrid beat Espanyol as well, 2-0, at home, whole last weekend they needed an 85th-minute Cristiano Ronaldo goal to beat Getafe 2-1. They are sitting second in the table of Spain’s LaLiga, five points behind leaders Barcelona.
A simple Tottenham win at APOEL three weeks ago was paying very little, so I took the risk to suggest a victory of theirs combined with a clean sheet. They delivered, beating APOEL 3-0, with Harry Kane scoring all three goals. Tottenham had already triumphed over Borussia Dortmund on the opening day of the group stage, 3-1, at Wembley, so they now have six points from two matches. A few days after their win in Cyprus they beat Huddersfield Town as well, 4-0, while last weekend they picked up three more points in the Premier League, beating Bournemouth 1-0 at home. They are sitting third in the table, five points behind leaders Manchester City.
Previous five matches:
Getafe vs Real Madrid 1-2
Real Madrid vs Espanyol 2-0
Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid 1-3
Alaves vs Real Madrid 1-2
Real Madrid vs Betis 0-1
Tottenham vs Bournemouth 1-0
Huddersfield vs Tottenham 0-4
APOEL vs Tottenham 0-3
West Ham vs Tottenham 2-3
Tottenham vs Barnsley 1-0
Real Madrid’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Eibar (Spain LaLiga). Same day, Tottenham will be hosting Liverpool (England Premier League).
Real Madrid vs Tottenham: Head to head Stats
Real Madrid have hosted Tottenham twice before. In 1985 they drew 0-0 in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals, and in 2011 they beat them 4-0 in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Real Madrid vs Tottenham: Prediction
Real Madrid are considered huge favourites to win the game, and I have to agree. Given that their victory doesn’t pay more than 1.40 though, we need something better.
Real Madrid vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Real Madrid and over 2.5 combined goals is at 1.78 betting odds, and is my main tip. Pushing it, acting a little greedy, I would go with Real and over 3.5 combined goals, at 2.60.
More UEFA Champions League betting tips and match previews:
- Spartak Moscow vs Sevilla
- Maribor vs Liverpool
- Feyenoord vs Shakhtar Donetsk
- Manchester City vs Napoli
- RB Leipzig vs Porto
- APOEL Nicosia vs Borussia Dortmund
- Monaco vs Besiktas
- Qarabag vs Atletico Madrid
- CSKA Moscow vs Basel
- Benfica vs Manchester United
- Anderlecht vs PSG
- Bayern Munich vs Celtic
- Chelsea vs Roma
- Juventus vs Sporting
- Barcelona vs Olympiakos