RM vs MOB Dream11 Team Prediction: The Champions League Group B heats up with Real Madrid welcoming Borussia Monchengladbach to the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. In a rather difficult group, Monchengladbach has found themselves on top of the table but only have a point’s lead over the Real Madrid who are 3rd, level on points with Shakhtar Donetsk. The margins to this game are so fine that all teams find themselves in a must-win situation, although a draw should be enough to secure promotion to the next round for Monchengladbach. Real Madrid is in a very uncharacteristic run of form with 5 losses already across all competitions. They are currently 3rd in the Champions League and 4th in the La Liga, 6 points off the top. Monchengladbach, on the other hand, has only lost 3 games this season across all competitions with them coming against Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. They will be desperate to secure a point and qualify to the much-coveted round of 16 of the Champions League.
Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach
UEFA Champions League Fixture
10 December, 1:30 am (IST)
Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
Real Madrid – DWLLW
Borussia Monchengladbach – DWWLD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The two sides have only met once in their recent history with the lone game ending in a draw.
Last meeting: Borussia Monchengladbach 2-2 Real Madrid (Champions League, 27th October 2020)
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Real Madrid vs Borussia Starting XI
A) Real Madrid Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Eden Hazard and Federico Valverde are the only confirmed absentees for this game with both suffering injuries.
Doubtful: Zinedine Zidane has no doubtful players for the RM vs MOB Dream 11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Thibaut Courtois will start in goal, with Alvaro Odriozola and Lucas Vazquez eyeing the right-back spot. Sergio Ramos is likely to start ahead of Nacho Fernandez with Raphael Varane at centre-back and Ferland Mendy at left-back. Real Madrid is likely to start with the same midfield consisting of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Marco Asensio will be raring to start up-front alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior as Rodrygo’s poor performance against Seville might cost him a spot in the lineup.
Real Madrid Starting XI (probable):
Thibaut Courtois (GK)
B) Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Marco Rose has a few more injury concerns with Jonas Hofmann and Remy Bensebaini both out with an injury and Covid-19 respectively. Centre-backs, Tony Jantschke and Nico Elvedi are both out injured.
Doubtful: Gladbach does not have any injury concerns.
Expected changes: Marco Rose played a slightly rotated side against Freiburg with Denis Zakaria playing in defence, Hannes Wolf playing on the left-wing and Breel Embolo leading the line. But Christoph Kramer should play in a make-shift defence. Alassane Plea should return to his preferred number 9 spot despite Breel Embolo scoring against Freiburg. With 4 goal contributions in 5 starts in the Champions League, Marcus Thuram is sure to walk back into the side.
Borussia Starting XI (probable):
Yann Sommer (GK)
RM vs MOB Today Match Prediction:
Despite a slow start to the season, the 13-time Champions League winners are undoubtedly the favourites for the RM vs MOB Today Match Prediction. Bet365 and SkyBet have offered odds of 8/11 for a win for the Los Blancos, and odds of 4/1 and 7/2 respectively on a win for the visitors. This game should be a close win with both sides on a similar run of form and both sides desperate to avoid dropping into the Europa League. Gladbach has scored an impressive 8 goals in their last 3 matches but Real Madrid have the mettle and successful history in this competition and it will not be easy to beat them.
Captain Options –
Real Madrid –
Karim Benzema – Benzema has had a great start to the season with 6 goals and 3 assists so far. He has also created 19 goal-scoring chances with a pass accuracy of 84%. He has successfully completed 17 dribbles which is quite impressive,
Vinicius Junior – The youngster has only started one game in the Champions League this season but has already bagged a goal and assist which came against Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk. He has completed 23 dribbles successfully and created 17 goal-scoring chances.
Toni Kroos – The German is yet to get off the mark but his experience will be very crucial in games like these. He has been excellent with 32 goal-scoring chances and a pass accuracy of 93%. Kroos has whipped in 18 accurate crosses which will bother the Gladbach defence a lot.
Borussia Monchengladbach –
Marcus Thuram – Thuram has been very good for Gladbach this season with 4 goals and 3 assists so far. He has created 11 goal-scoring chances and 20 successful dribbles. Thuram also has a shot conversion rate of 45%. The Frenchman has been particularly good in the Champions League with 2 goals and 2 assists in the campaign.
Lars Stindl – The German international has 6 goals and 3 assists in all competitions this season with 28 goal-scoring chances created. Stindl has a passing accuracy of 83% and playing alongside the likes of Thuram and Plea will be quite threatening to the Madrid defence.
Alassane Plea – Plea has been in excellent form of late with 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 games. He scored the equalising goal against Freiburg and both goals in a 3-2 loss to Inter Milan. He has an impressive 5 goals and 3 assists in his 4 starts in the Champions League.
Differential Picks –
Sergio Ramos – The Real Madrid captain has been an important part of the squad for a long time and has always stepped up when the team has needed him. He has already scored 2 goals this season despite playing as a centre-back and has a pass accuracy of 92%. He will be a constant threat as the Spaniard hates losing.
Valentino Lazaro – Lazaro will be eyeing what will only be his 4th start of the season but he has already picked up a goal and 2 assists in 3 starts. In that time, he has a pass accuracy of 82% and has completed 75% of his dribbles (100% in the Bundesliga).