Big Game with the right winning Team
- Title : Big Game with the right winning Team
Two big names in European football will face each other in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening. On the one hand Borussia Mönchengladbach, whose most successful times in international business go back to the 1970s, and on the other hand, Real Madrid, a club that has won the premier class a total of 13 times in history.
Even if the gap between the two clubs has widened in the recent past, a hard-fought or evenly-balanced duel is ahead of the second match day in Group B. Before the match between Gladbach and Real Madrid, a look at the odds shows that the Spanish champions are currently far from their top form and are also under great pressure.
Because the Madrilenians lost sensationally at home against Shakhtar Donetsk at the beginning, Zinedine Zidane's team in Borussia Park actually needs a three-point in order not to jeopardize the round of 16. Although Los Blancos won the Clásico 3-1 in Barcelona at the weekend, the latest impressions make it too tricky for us to predict the away win between Gladbach and Real Madrid.
The Bundesliga team will fight a defeat with all their might and brimming with self-confidence after good results recently. And who knows, maybe the foals on Tuesday evening will actually be the German team that will finally bust the European heavyweight from the Spanish capital at home. Nine times in a row, Real never left a German stadium as a loser.
Direct comparison Gladbach Real Madrid
The previous four meetings go back to the 1975/76 and 1985/86 seasons and are therefore exclusively statistical in nature. With one win for both clubs and two draws, the balance is balanced.
Instead, the fact that the Madrilenians have never been able to win away from the Elf vom Niederrhein is more interesting. On the other hand, the foals' yield against Spanish teams in recent years and decades is anything but rosy. Borussia won only one of the last eleven matches against representatives from La Liga (2015: 4: 2 against Sevilla); there were also two points and eight bankruptcies.