Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Tottenham Hotspur will have a great chance of taking a step towards knock-out qualification and pile more misery on Real Madrid when the duo face in a Group ‘H’ encounter. This Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid encounter will be played at Wembley on November 1, Wednesday night.
It was supposed to be a group of death and many expected Tottenham to struggle. But, Spurs surprised everyone by picking up seven points from the first three matches to stay top of the group. A 3-1 home win over Borussia Dortmund kick-started their campaign which was later followed by a 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia and a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the last round. The worry for Mauricio Pochettino, though, is the dip in form as they lost in the League Cup to West Ham and followed with a narrow loss to Manchester United in the Premier League. With star striker Harry Kane doubt to play, the Argentine has a lot on his plate to improve his side’s fortunes.
Surprisingly, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is in the same plane! After their worst start in five years to their La Liga campaign – 20 points from 10 games – Zidane is under serious pressure to lift the performances. The 2-1 defeat to Girona last weekend highlighted their problems as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to struggle for impact. It’s a different story in the Champions League, though, as the double defending Champions look on course for another longer tournament. A 3-0 home win over Apel Nicosia, a 3-1 away win over Borussia Dortmund was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Spurs with whom they have an identical record at the top of the group. A win on the night would ease the pressure on Zidane and give them some breathing space in the group as well.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid H2H
Tottenham are yet to defeat Real Madrid in the five occasions they have met so far. Real Madrid have won three and drew two of those games. The last Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid fixture ended 1-0 in favour of the visitors.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid Team News
Spurs face anxious wait over the fitness of Kane while Dele Alli will return from his three-match suspension. Victor Wanyama is out of contention.
Madrid face an anxious wait over Raphael Varane’s fitness while Daniel Carvajal and Gareth Bale could be out of contention. Navas should start in goal despite a niggle.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Llorente, Dele.
Real Madrid: Navas, Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid Predictions
There is a tempting thought to back Spurs beat Madrid but their troubles at Wembley need more positive results to be washed off. Also, with no Kane, they may struggle for efficiency up front. Madrid should use that to their advantage and we feel there are goals from either side in this and over 2.5 goals could be the best betting tip for the match between Tottenham vs Real Madrid.