Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Los Blancos will be full of confidence atfter their weekend win in El Clasico in La Liga and we are backing a high-scoring first half at Borussia-Park

Real Madrid travel to Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday evening in the Champions League with Zinedine Zidane’s men already under pressure in Group B.

The Spanish champions suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat to an understrength Shakhtar Donetsk last week and another loss would leave the 13-time winners in the mire.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid Latest Odds

The Bundesliga side enjoyed a 2-2 draw at Inter in their first game in the group and are offered at 14/5 (3.80) with bet365 to claim their first win of the group.

Real, meanwhile, are priced at 5/6 (1.83) while the draw can be backed at 3/1 (4.00).

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid Team News

Eden Hazard is available for the first time since August but Martin Odegaard remains out. Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola were both injured for El Clasico and the man who came in, Nacho Fernandez, also picked up an injury.

It remains to be seen whether Lucas Vazquez will play as a makeshift right-back, or whether Marcelo could come into the side with Ferland Mendy switching flanks.

The hosts are without Andreas Poulsen and Valentino Lazaro. 

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid Preview

In stark contrast to their opponents, the hosts do not boast a long or prestigious history in this competition with this being only Borussia’s third appearance in the group stages of the Champions League.

However, including qualifiers, the Germans have scored in all eight home games they have contested in the tournament and will be confident of doing so once more on Tuesday.

Madrid have kept just three clean sheets away from home in their last nine European games, while this season Zidane’s men have conceded in their last three matches in all competitions.

At times, the La Liga champions struggle to start matches in a focused fashion and in the last six games where they have conceded, they have let in goals in the first half.

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid Tips and Predictions

Both teams to score is priced at just 4/9 (1.44) but backing them both to net in the first half at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365 could be of interest, while the hosts are priced at 11/10 (2.10) to score in the opening 45 minutes. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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