MOB vs RM Dream11: Real Madrid travels to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the second round of the Champions League group stage games. Gladbach has had a good start to the season and is unbeaten since losing 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund on the opening game of the season. However, Marco Reus will be concerned with the number of draws they have had. They have tied games against the likes of Wolfsburg and Union Berlin which they should’ve won. Real Madrid has problems of their own as they have won just 1 of their last 3 games. But the 3-1 win away against Barcelona in the El Clasico will be a major confidence booster for them.
Fixture name & competition: Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League
Date & Time: 28th October, 1:30 am (IST)
Venue: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach
MOB – WDDWW
RM – WLLWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Borussia Monchengladbach and Real Madrid have played each other twice in 1976 over a two-legged fixture that Real won 3-3 on aggregate.
Last meeting: Borussia Monchengladbach 1-1 Real Madrid (Champions League, 1976)
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A) Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Borussia Monchengladbach have a long injury list with Andreas Poulsen, Dennis Zakaria, Louis Jordan Beyer and Mamadou Doucoure are all out with injuries and will miss the games against Real Madrid. Dennis Zakaria will be a big miss for them.
Doubtful starters: Valentino Lazaro is back in training after two months on the sidelines. It is unlikely that he will start such a big game straight after the injury but should be available for selection.
Expected changes: Marco Reus started a somewhat weakened squad against Mainz with the likes of Florian Neuhaus, Jonas Hoffman and Marcus Thuram getting a rest, but will all make their way back into the side. Alassane Plea will look to lead the line.
MOB Playing 11 (probable):
Yann Sommer (GK)
B) Real Madrid Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Real Madrid has the same injury list with Alvaro Odriozola, Daniel Carvajal and Martin Odegaard continuing to miss out. Nacho Fernandez picked up a knock during the El Clasico and will miss the game against Borussia Monchengladbach. Mariano Diaz has also been excluded from the matchday squad for MOB vs RM Dream11 Prediction.
Doubtful starters: Zinedine Zidane has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: The forced change will be Lucas Vasquez deputizing at right-back to cover for the injured Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez. That aside, Rodrygo may get a start over Marco Asensio or Vinicius Junior. Luka Jovic will be eyeing a starting spot but may have to wait for the weekend for his chance.
RM Playing 11 (probable):
Thibaut Courtois (GK)
With both sides yet to register a win in the Champions League this season, this should be a difficult game to predict with certainty. But Paddy Power and Betway are favouring Real Madrid to beat Monchengladbach at 1.91. Die Fohlen haven’t been given much of a chance at beating the Los Blancos and odds are just at 3.60. Zinedine Zidane’s men are the clear favourites but two consecutive defeats to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk has displayed vulnerability to Marco Rose is a master tactician. Monchengladbach hasn’t lost in their last 6 games, but Real Madrid isn’t just any other team. Check out our MOB vs RM Dream11 Today Match Prediction.
Borussia Monchengladbach –
Jonas Hoffman – Jonas Hofmann has 3 goals and 4 assists in just 5 starts and has also found the net in the Champions League when they faced Inter. He also has a goal contribution every 68 minutes this season. Apart from that, he has impressed a lot by providing 15 key passes and creating 19 chances in the league this season.
Lars Stindl – Playing alongside Jonas Hoffman, Lars Stindl has 2 goals this season in 5 appearances. He also has 9 key passes and created 9 chances so far which only complements his 89% pass accuracy. The 32-year-old scored 11 goals last season and will look to improve on that this season.
Alassane Plea – The Frenchman got his season underway when he found the net against FC Koln and followed that up with an assist against Inter in the Champions League. With 10 goals and 11 assists last season, Real will have to be wary of him, given his 100% shot on target rate.
Real Madrid –
Karim Benzema – Benzema will lead the line for Real and with 250 goals and 137 assists for Real Madrid, he will be a menace for the Gladbach defence. He has 1 goal and 2 assists this season, along with 5 key passes and 7 chances created.
Vinicius Junior – The 20-year-old has 3 goals in 4 starts this season and grabbed a goal against Shakhtar after coming off the bench. He has 3 key passes and 3 chances created along with 5 successful dribbles and a very good pass accuracy of 84%.
Sergio Ramos – Ramos, a defender, has 2 goals this season with one coming against Barcelona on the weekend. This season he has 18 clearances, 12 aerial clearances and 8 interceptions so far. His pass accuracy is also at 93% (367 passes) which shows how integral he is to the side.
Stefan Lainer – The Gladbach right-back has had a great start to the season with a goal in 5 starts. He has 3 key passes and 3 chances created along with 8 dribbles succeeded and 4 shots on target which is impressive for a defender. He has also done his defensive duties well with 15 clearances and 4 interceptions.
Toni Kroos – The German veteran has won everything in world football and has been excellent for Real Madrid. He is yet to score or assist this season but has been very creative with 15 key passes and 15 chances created. He has an impressive pass accuracy of 92% which is vital for an attacking midfielder, along with his 100% accuracy in dribbles attempted.