The fixtures are coming thick and fast in the UEFA Champions League as La Liga champions Real Madrid travel to Germany to take on Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Borussia-Park Stadium. Both sides have a point apiece in the Group B of the competition and will have the opportunity to push ahead in this game.
Borussia Moenchengladbach have done well in the Bundesliga so far and are currently in fifth place in the standings. The German outfit nearly shocked Inter Milan last week and can trouble Zinedine Zidane's resurgent outfit.
Real Madrid recovered from their stunning defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk with a coup of their own against arch-rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou this weekend. Los Blancos have not been at their best over the past month, however, and will have to work hard to come away with all three points from this game.
Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head
Real Madrid and Borussia Moenchengladbach have faced each other only on two occasions in the past. Both fixtures took place in the 1975-76 season and Real Madrid clinched an aggregate 3-3 victory on away goals.
Real Madrid are not in the best form at the moment and will need to replicate their performance against Barcelona to win this game. Borussia Moenchengladbach are unbeaten in their last five games and will present a threat on Tuesday.
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Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Real Madrid Team News
Borussia Moenchengladbach have a considerably long list of injuries to contend with and will have to do without Andreas Poulsen, Valentino Lazaro, Laszlo Benes, and Denis Zakaria in this game. Jordan Beyer is currently recovering from the coronavirus and is also ruled out against Real Madrid.
Injured: Andreas Poulsen, Valentino Lazaro, Laszlo Benes, Jordan Beyer
Doubtful: Denis Zakaria
Real Madrid have injury issues of their own with both Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola sidelined for this game. Ferland Mendy and Marcelo started in the full-back positions against Shakhtar Donetsk and are likely to keep their places in the starting eleven.
Injured: Eden Hazard, Martin Odegaard, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola
Doubtful: Mariano Diaz
Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Real Madrid Predicted XI
Borussia Monenchengladbach Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Ramy Bensebaini, Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Stefan Lainer; Florian Neuhaus, Christoph Kramer; Marcus Thuram, Breel Embolo, Jonas Hofmann; Alassane Plea
Real Madrid Predicted XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior
Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Real Madrid Prediction
Borussia Moenchengladbach have evolved as a unit over the past two years and are known to consistently punch above their weight. The German outfit will look to make the most of their home advantage this week and take something away from this game.
Real Madrid will take plenty of heart from their victory against Barcelona over the weekend and will name a strong side against the Germans. The Spanish giants might not be at their best at the moment but should be able to edge past Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday.
Prediction: Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-2 Real Madrid
Published 25 Oct 2020, 20:38 IST