Josh Waudby (@Josh_Waudby) previews Real Madrid v Club Brugge and provides us with his best bets for this round 2 clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

  • 2019 Profit/Loss: +5.03pts

Real Madrid v Club Brugge Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 01/10/19
  • Time: 17:55
  • Venue: Santiago Bernabéu
  • Channel: BT Sport

Madrid’s woes of last season seem to be coming to a close. They currently sit top of La Liga after 7 games by a mere point, after a 0-0 draw with Atletico at the weekend, in which they will feel the 3 points were for the taking. Unbeaten so far in the League however the only loss they’ve incurred did come last round against PSG, which in many respects was a very just result. Madrid looked completely out of options after going behind and will need to up their game for the rest of the group stage.

Brugge similarly sit top of the Belgian League by 1 point. Their start to the Champions League was with a 0-0 draw at home to Galatasray. Brugge would have preferred a winning start, having played the so called “easiest game” they will get. However, they will be much more optimistic about meeting Madrid these days than what they would have over the last few years.

Brugge have now gone 3 CL group games in a row all ending with a 0-0 scoreline, so goals clearly don’t come easy for the Belgians. They will likely set out to make it hard for the hosts to score. Should they leave here with a point they will be extremely pleased.

Team News

Marco Asensio is still out after his likely season ending injury. Diaz, Isco and Marcelo are all doubts too for this one.

For the visitors the only doubts are defensive pair Ricca and Balanta.

Potential Real Madrid Starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Modric, Casmeiro, Valverde, Bale, Hazard, Jovic

Potential Club Brugge Starting XI: Mignolet, Mata Pedro Lourenco, Mechele, Deli, Sobol, Rits, Tau, Vormer, Vanaken, Diatta, Okereke

Head To Head

  • The pair have never met before.

Key Stats & Facts

  • All of Real Madrid’s home UCL matches last campaign produced exactly 3 goals.
  • Real Madrid have netted their last 4 home win decisive goals 10 minutes either side of half time.

Betting Odds

  • Real Madrid 1/4
  • Draw 5/1
  • Brugge 10/1

The Verdict

The outright price on Madrid is too low to even consider, but I did want to choose a bet with the Galacticos on side. After scanning the market, I have decided to take a max stake play on Madrid to win and under 4.5 goals at just shy of evens. Madrid nave only seen one of their 8 games so far this year have over 4.5 goals. Their games are averaging 2.5 goals per game, and Bruges similarly are averaging 2.375 goals in their games, both well under the 4.5 limit we have here.

I see no way that Madrid don’t come out of this game with the 3 points, given another drop of points could all but rule them out of 1st place. It is worth noting Brugge haven’t been beaten since July, however they equally haven’t faced a side anywhere near the class of Madrid.

Recommended Bets

  • 3pts – on Real Madrid and Under 4.5 goals – 19/20 (Coral)