Tottenham v Real Madrid Betting Preview | 1st November
In our Tottenham v Real Madrid betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Wednesday night’s Champions League Group H fixture.
Tottenham v Real Madrid Betting Preview
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Harry Kane is in a race to get fit ahead of Tottenham’s crucial Group H clash against the current Champions League holders Real Madrid.
The English striker has scored 12 goals in 13 games for Spurs this season and was evidently a big miss in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, however, is ‘very confident’ the talisman will be fit to play a part against the 12-time European champions.
Real Madrid suffered defeat themselves in a shock result at Girona in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos find themselves eight points adrift of league leaders Barcelona and will see their Champions League trip to Wembley has a healthy distraction.
A win for either side confirms their place in the knockout stages off the competition.
Both Harry Kane and Erik Lamela should be fit to play for Spurs, while defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama remains sidelined.
Dele Alli is available after serving a three-match suspension.
Gareth Bale has failed to recover from a calf problem despite participating in training and will miss the chance to face his former club.
First choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas and French centre back Rafael Varane also miss out through injury.
Potential Spurs Starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Llorente.
Potential Real Madrid Starting XI: Casilla, Achraf, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Head To Head
- Spurs and Real Madrid have faced each other on five occasions in European competition, with Madrid winning three and drawing two.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances against Spurs.
- Real Madrid haven’t lost a Champions League group game in five years (30 matches).
- Their last group game defeat came in 2012 against Borussia Dortmund.
- Tottenham Hotspur have never won at home against Spanish opposition in a European competition (D2 L3).
- Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo are the competition’s joint current top scorers (5 goals).
Spurs 21/10, Draw – 13/5, Madrid – 6/5
- Half-time/Full-time – Tottenham / Draw – 11/1
- Cristiano Ronaldo first goalscorer – 3/1
- Dele Alli to score anytime and Tottenham to win – 7/1
- Sergio Ramos to score a header – 22/1