Real Madrid enters into the Group B stages’ final day in a make or breaks match in the Champions League. The side will welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to the Spanish Capital on Wednesday with a kickoff at 11 pm.
Los Blancos currently sit third in Group B after five matches, while Monchengladbach leads the way in a must-win clash for both managers.
In a Champions League group comprising of Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Shakhtar Donetsk, most people would have placed their bets on the first two to make the last 16.
Zinedine Zidane’s stint for Los Blancos could end the second dugout if the side is relegated to Europa League. However, the future of the side lies in their hands, especially with all the pressure to win at home.
As long as Real Madrid manage to make a win on their own turf, the side will manage to go through. Shakhtar Donetsk is currently second in the group and will face off against bottom side Inter Milan. However, the game results might not have a significant bearing depending on what happens at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
On the other hand, Monchengladbach is in a dream group at the top with the Bundesliga side, earning their right to be there. But the race to make the last 16 will go right down to the wire this week.
Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach Head to Head
Both sides have one match against each other with the match ending in a draw. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1-2 Deportivo Alaves
Inter 0-2 Real Madrid
Villarreal 1-1 Real Madrid
SC Freiburg 2-2 Gladbach
Gladbach 2-3 Inter
Gladbach 4-1 Schalke 04
Borussia 4-0 Donetsk
Gladbach 1-1 Augsburg
Real Madrid Team News
In a huge boost for Zidane, he will welcome back captain Sergio Ramos back from injury for the crunch match. Eden Hazard remains on the treatment table alongside Dani Carvajal. Alvaro Ordiozola is back in contention for the right-back position.
Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
The visitors will have to do without the services of two center backs in Nico Elvedi and Tony Jantschke. Christopher Kramer will be forced to assume defensive duties. Ramy Bensebaini is also yet to make a full recovery after a positive coronavirus test.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a high encounter clash for both sides with Real Madrid with more to lose in a must-win for both sides.
Real Madrid Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5