Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Real Madrid and FC Sheriff and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Real Madrid aim to make it back-to-back wins in Group D as FC Sheriff pay them a visit to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
A 1-0 win over Inter Milan in their Champions League opener ensured Real Madrid got off on the right foot. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are unbeaten across all competitions this season, having won six times and taken two draws. They currently lead La Liga and aim to keep their excellent run of form going on Tuesday.
That said, it is FC Sheriff, not Real Madrid, who sit on top of Group D at the moment. The Moldovan champions, who are competing in the group stages for the first time, recorded a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in their opening match.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and facts for Real Madrid and FC Sheriff.
- Real Madrid have won 4 of their last 5 home Champions League matches;
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Real Madrid’s last 10 Champions League games;
- Real Madrid have won by 3+ goals in their last 2 home matches;
- Sheriff have lost 6 of their last 12 away Champions League matches;
- Sheriff have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 Champions League matches;
Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff
Los Blancos out to continue fine form
Real Madrid will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Combining results from all competitions, Carlo Ancelotti’s side first achieved a 2-1 win against Valencia and went on to a 6-1 win against Mallorca. Their latest game produced a 0-0 draw with Villarreal.
Visitors hammering in the goals
While tough to break down FC Sheriff are also supplying plenty of goals at the same time. Combining results from all competitions, Yuriy Vernydub’s side first achieved a dull 1-1 draw at Zimbru and went on to a 4-0 win against Floresti. Their latest game produced a 7-0 win against Dinamo-Auto.
Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff – Fixture history
This will be the first time these two clubs have met in their history.
Standings in Champions League
It is hard to look past Karim Benzema when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and has hit the target 6 times in the last 6 matches for his team Real Madrid.
With 3 goals in the last 6 matches for FC Sheriff, Adama Traore is the player to look out for as he will be gunning for more goals.