Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Pick – Champions League December 9, 2020

Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach meet at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday in Spain. Real Madrid is waiting to move into their new redesigned stadium known as the Santiago Bernabeu. It looks like it’s going to be awfully impressive once construction is completed. The facility was pretty nice to begin with, but the renderings of the new stadium paints a very nice picture.

The EPL is known for their stadiums, while La Liga is not on the same footing in that regard. However, the new Santiago Bernabeu will put them in similar standing. It’s really the perfect time to be away from their home stadium. Fans are prohibited from going to fixtures at the moment, so hopefully when construction is completed, fans will have an opportunity to check out the brand new redesigned Santiago Bernabeu.

Their club is currently 6-2-3 with 20 points in La Liga. That’s good for fourth in the table behind Villarreal, Real Sociedad, and Barcelona. There is some good competition to be had in La Liga in the 2020-21 campaign. It should make for an interesting end of the season race for the La Liga title. Real Madrid likely has something up their sleeve to stage a surge at some point. Their fate in the Champions League is up in the air going into Wednesday.

Many clubs have already secured a spot in the knockout stage, but Real Madrid needs points today. Real have a record of 2-1-2 and 7 points going into today. They are in a deadlock with Shakhtar Donetsk. Real were 2-0 losers in their most recent Champions League match on December 1 versus Donetsk. Group B is the tightest group in the Champions League going into today. There are only three points that separates Inter Milan and Borussia. Head below for our free Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach pick for December 9, 2020.

Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Champions League Betting Odds:

Spread:

  • Real Madrid -0.5, -1 (-123)
  • Borussia +0,5, +1 (+350)
Moneyline:

  • Real Madrid -152
  • Borussia +350
  • Draw +310
Total:

  • Over 3 (-126)
  • Under 3 (+106)

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Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach Prediction:

This has been an impressive Champions League campaign for Borussia Monchengladbach. They may not be doing their part in the Bundesliga, where they own a record of 4-4-2 and 16 points for seventh. When they’ve gone outside of Germany and into Group B of the Champions League, Borussia has been playing quality football, though. There has certainly been better in the Champions League, but a lead over Inter Milan and Real Madrid is this group is impressive.

Handle Real Madrid in Spain on Wednesday and they guarantee a spot in the knockout stage. In their first meeting, Borussia and Real Madrid battled for a 2-2 draw on October 27. Real Madrid sent a lot of shots towards the Borussia net. A total of 22 were delivered, though only 6 of them reached the intended target. Conversely, Borussia had 9 shots with 5 hitting the target.

Real won the time of possession fairly easily with 66% as opposed to 34% for Borussia. If Real were just a little more disciplined in that match, they probably would have come out of it with a 3-2 win. Borussia has been really strong at home during the Bundesliga season. Their defensive energy and been night and day at home as opposed to playing as a visitor. Borussia has conceded only 0.6 goals per game at home, while 2.4 as a visitor on the road through ten matches. That is fairly statistically significant.

This hasn’t been the case during the current Champions League campaign. However, with only a five-match sample size, it might not be as important to note. Borussia needs a draw here to guarantee a spot in the knockout stage. They don’t need to play for a win. In a big positive for Real, they will have Sergio Ramos back for this critical fixture. Eden Hazard is still awaiting the greenlight, but the presence of Ramos on the pitch should help get Real over the top on Wednesday. I’m backing a 2-1 win for Real Madrid at home in this crucial battle.

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