Real Madrid vs. Schalke 04 Preview: Los Blancos Move Closer To Champions League Dream

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Updated: March 13, 2014
Schalke and Real MAdrid

Match Date: 18 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

 

Team Form

Real Madrid

In just a matter of days, the Los Blancos will soon advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. The result of its previous match against Schalke 04 was more than enough to ensure that they will advance in the next stage of the competition.

 

Scoring at least two (2) goals in their last eight (8) Champions League encounter while winning seven (7) of them, there seems to be no way to stop the club’s scoring spree. The triumvirate of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and the tournament’s current top scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo promise a downpour of magnificent and spectacular goals.

 

Carlos Ancelotti, the club’s head honcho also manifests the same degree of intensity and excitement as with his players’ ambition. The revered manager is keen on reaching the final and put a stop to the Champions League trophy drought in Real Madrid,

 

Ancelotti stressed that it has been quite a while since the Los Blancos appeared in the final of the said competition. He added that playing in the last stage of the Champions League will be club’s main priority.

 

Schalke 04

Schalke received a beating during its first meeting against Real Madrid. Losing to a devastating 6-1 in its own ground, the club needs to step up in order to avoid another humiliating loss.

 

At this point , it will be inevitable for Schalke to advance in the next stage as they will need to score at least seven (7) goals to overcome Real Madrid’s lead.

 

Prediction:  Real Madrid

Champions League’s betting tips point to Real Madrid as clear favorites of the match. In 12BET, a profitable 2.07 is tipped in their favor. A total score of 4-6 also looks profitable and this is pegged at 2.15 in the above-mentioned bookmaker.

 

 

 

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