Real Madrid vs Club Brugge Champions League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Champions League Real Madrid vs Club Brugge
Real Madrid vs Club Brugge Champions League

The match is over.
Score: 2-2.

The hosts will be looking to bounce back from their opening day humiliation at Paris Saint-Germain as they face group outsiders Club Brugge in the capital of Spain.

Predictions

Real Madrid’s group campaign got off to a disastrous start when they lost 3-0 in Paris on the opening match day, and did not record a shot on goal.

Domestically, things have started much better for Zinedine Zidane’s side – unbeaten through their first six league games and collecting 14 points.

Club Brugge have also started their season strongly in Belgium – winning five and drawing two of their opening seven league fixtures.

Philippe Emery’s side also secured a credible 0-0 draw at home to Galatasaray in their opening group match.

The hosts will be favourites to win this one due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Club Brugge.

The home side are favourites to win this game and it should be relatively comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for the Madrid side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Both these sides failed to score in the opening matchday while Madrid have consecutive domestic clean sheet and the Belgian side have conceded just one in their last four matches, making this one of the best online betting odds of the matchday. 888Sport price it at 23/10.

Linked into the previous bet, the hosts are heavy favourites to win this clash but the value lies in them keeping a clean sheet in doing so. With successive domestic clean sheets and against a side who are without a goal in their last three Champions League group stage matches, it appears a likely outcome for this game.888Sport price the Madrid win to nil at 5/4.

Statistics

Head to Head

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly given the European exploits of both clubs in European competition, these two sides have never previously met before this season.

Stats

  • Real Madrid have won the Champions League a record 13 times – six more than the club second on the all-time list, Milan.
  • Indeed, four of the triumphs for Los Blancos have come in the last six years while Zinedine Zidane has won the competition in each of his three campaigns in the charge of the club.
  • Club Brugge are unbeaten in their last nine matches in the competition, dating back a full year since a loss at Atletico Madrid.
  • The Belgian side had to eliminate Dynamo Kiev and LASK to reach the group stages this year.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

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