APOEL vs Real Madrid predictions for Tuesday’s Champions League tie in Cyprus. Real Madrid hope to move to the top of their Champions League group when they visit APOEL on Tuesday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
APOEL vs Real Madrid:Real Madrid Win To Nil
APOEL vs Real Madrid: Real Madrid 2-0
Alarcon Isco To Score Anytime
Reason For APOEL vs Real Madrid Betting Tips:
To say APOEL drew the short straw in the Champions League this season would be a touch of an understatement. Already pariahs for any chance of qualification, they were basically precluded when they were drawn alongside Real Madrid, Tottenham, and Borussia Dortmund.
Undoubtedly, it has turned out quite recently the way everyone anticipated. They sit base of the group and are already out of the running for the best two spots, although their expectation isn’t totally stifled presently. They are shockingly level on points with the failing to meet expectations Borussia Dortmund, although finishing the group stages with a facilitating of Real Madrid and a trek to Spurs means any more points are probably not going to be gained.
Both of APOEL’s points have originated from their matches against Dortmund, drawing both matches 1-1 to end Dortmund’s expectations of qualification. The Cypriots other two matches have been 3-0 defeats to Real Madrid and Spurs however, so their chances aren’t looking particularly great on Tuesday.
Real Madrid, who became the principal team in the Champion League era to retain the trophy last season, have also been stunned this season. They dropped two points at home to Spurs in October, and they took after that with a surprising 3-1 defeat at Wembley to leave them trailing the Premier League equip. The margin between them is three points, so Real Madrid unquestionably have the impetus to perform here.
Saturday saw Real Madrid fail to beat cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid away from home, and given they have just won one of their last three in the league their La Liga title trusts are fading fast. They now sit ten points adrift of Barcelona and are even six behind Valencia, so significantly greater emphasis will be on the Champions League.
The arrival of Isco from damage on Saturday was a major lift however. His four La Liga goals makes him the joint best scorer for Real Madrid, and backing him to locate the net against APOEL looks the best value decision for our anytime goalscorer expectations.
As far as the overall outcome goes, it’s hard to look past Real Madrid. APOEL have failed to score in two of their four group games up until now and Real Madrid have managed a clean sheet in four of their last six in all rivalries, so backing Real Madrid to Win to Nil looks a decent decision along with a 2-0 amend score expectations.
Real Madrid have won all three of their past gatherings with APOEL, scoring 11 goals and keeping a clean sheet twice.
APOEL versus Real Madrid Stats
APOEL have failed to score in half of their Champions League group games this season, while Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 67% of their last six aggressive trips.
APOEL Team News
APOEL are expecting a completely fit squad for this clash.
Real Madrid Team News
Keylor Navas could pass up a great opportunity again through damage, with Mateo Kovacic also an uncertainty and Gareth Bale certainly sidelined.