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Real Madrid v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 17, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Santiago Bernabeu - Champions League

Tottenham travel to Madrid on Tuesday night in a re-run of the 2010-11 Champions League quarter finals between the two clubs.

Past Meetings

Tuesday's game pits these two sides against each other against for the first time since that quarter final, in which the Spanish side came out on top. A goal from Cristiano Ronaldo secured a 1-0 win for Real Madrid at White Hart Lane, before another goal from the Portuguese international, one from Angle Di Maria and two from Emmanuel Adebayor sealed a 4-0 victory in Spain.

Team News

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino faces a number of late calls over the fitness of key players ahead of the trip to the defending Champions League winners. Defender Danny Rose is back in training following a knee injury that's kept him out for nine months, and could make the bench. With Ben Davies struggling with an illness, Jan Vertonghen might be needed at left back.

Midfielder Moussa Dembele has also returned to training following a lay off with an ankle injury. Although he's short of match fitness, he could come in for the inexperienced Harry Winks. Erik Lamela and Georges Nkoudou are both long term absentees for Tottenham.

For the hosts, Gareth Bale is ruled out of action with a calf problem, which has kept him out for almost a month. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal are out for Zinedine Zidane's team with respective achilles, abdominal and heart problems. German international Toni Kroos is back in action following a knee injury, while Karim Benzema and Luka Modric are both back in the match day squad following injury problems.

Real Madrid v Tottenham Preview and Predictions

Real Madrid sealed a 2-1 win at the weekend over city rivals Getafe, and Zidane's team have lost just once this season. The Spanish side have won their first two games in the Champions League, beating APOEL Nicosia and Borussia Dortmund so far. They go into this Group H clash with Tottenham full of confidence then.

Spurs have also beaten both Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia in Group H, as well as losing just once so far this season. An almost identical run of form might signal a draw in this one, however home advantage and a superior record in this competition should give Real Madrid an edge.

Zidane's team look in strong shape to defend their European title, and they are priced at 4/9 to win on Tuesday. The visitors are available as long as 6/1, with the draw at 9/2. Both sides carry a real goal threat and with Ronaldo, Benzema and Isco up against Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, goals are sure to be on the cards, and an over 2.5 goals bet is also priced at 4/9.

Recommended Bets

Real Madrid to win 2-1 at 15/2

Real Madrid are on a roll at the moment, scoring goals and winning the games they need to bring themselves back into the Spanish title race. However despite the talents of their forward players, they have looked relatively vulnerable at the back, keeping just one clean sheet in their last six games in all competitions. With Kane in excellent form for the visitors, he should get a chance to cause problems for the home side's backline.

Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime at 4/9

Ronaldo netted his first La Liga goal of the season to seal his side's win at Getafe at the weekend, although the Portuguese international's never short of confidence. Despite his lack of goals in league football so far this season, he has bagged four in Europe so far this season and will be a threat as ever.

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