Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw
UEFA Champions League – Group F
Date: Tuesday, 18th October, 2016.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK,
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
The Group F of UEFA Champions League is developing for some interesting clashes based on the standing after matchday 2. Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Dortmund and the 2-0 win of Sporting against Legia has set Real and Madrid on 4 points at the top of the table, while the club from Lisbon is behind them with 3 points. The matchday 3 in this group is particularly important as all teams will be out there looking for wins to give themselves a chance to qualify for the knockout round.
Real Madrid have just ended their four match run without a win by thrashing Real Betis 6-1 away from home. But they do lack their usual fluidity and seems to struggle in the second half. This was the case in previous meetings in which they drew against the likes of Villarreal, Las Palmas, Dortmund and Eibar.
Meanwhile, Legia’s return to the Champions League after a prolonged absence hasn’t gone well according to plans. Not only they lost the first two matches, they also failed to find the back of the net. They are also struggling in their domestic league and have tasted victory just once in their last 7 matches in all competitions. Asking them to get anything out of a match from Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu is a hard ask.
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw: Head-to-Head Stats
- This will be the first head-to-head meeting between Legia and Real Madrid in a Champions League fixture.
- Real Madrid had previously met oppositions from Poland on 6 occasions and won in all of them.
- Legia have a poor record against La Liga clubs in competitive meetings. They have won just once in 8 matches managing 2 draws, while suffering 5 defeats.
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw: Prediction
It is hard to imagine this match ending in anything other than a comprehensive Real Madrid victory. The Spanish giants have gone sleeping for a long and this will be hoping to continue their good form after ending the 4 match win-less run on the weekend.
As for Legia, this is a fixture no one expect them to win or even earn a draw. They will be playing for pride, but the fixture have come at a worse time as they are going through a tough time in all tournaments.
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw: Betting Tips
First Half- Real Madrid to win with Handicap -1 goals: Odds at 1.72 (8/11)
Cristiano Ronaldo to score 2 or more goals.