4-3-3 v Legia: Major injury blow for Zidane, Real Madrid without 3 top class stars for vital CL game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups – originally posted on olofofounited.com
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
18th October 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Real Madrid Team News & Preview
Real Madrid takes on Legia Warszawa in the Champions League tomorrow and Los Blancos will be hoping to build some momentum with a win here.
Zinedine Zidane‘s side defeated Real Betis 6-1 on Saturday. It was their first win in five competitive fixtures and the Spanish giants need to put together a few victories in order to gain some confidence and form.
Real Madrid are level on points with Borussia Dortmund and will want to lead their Champions League group with a big win tonight against the Polish outfit.
Zidane is set to be without some of his star players for Tuesday’s match. Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Sergio Ramos will all miss the welcome of Legia Warszawa. However, James Rodriguez could be fit enough to make the bench.
Real Madrid’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Isco, Kovacic; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale
Legia Warsaw Team News & Preview
This game promises to be a huge challenge for Legia. The Polish outfit are massive underdogs and have had an atrocious start to their Champions League campaign so far.
Legia have conceded eight times in their first two matches and will be dreading the visit to Bernabeu tomorrow night. The trio of Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema could wreak havoc if the away team does not improve defensively.
In terms of injuries, Legia could be without Michal Pazdan. The defender is a doubt for the away side with a shoulder problem.
Legia’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Malarz; Bereszynski, Czerwinski, Rzezniczak, Hlousek; Moulin, Jodlowiec; Langil, Radovic, Guilherme; Nikolic
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw Key Stats
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 6 matches in the UEFA Champions League.
Legia have conceded 8 goals in their last 2 UEFA Champions League games against Sporting and Dortmund.
Legia have failed to score in their last 2 UEFA Champions League games.
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw Betting Tips
Real Madrid were unplayable against Betis and will carry that form into this game. Plus, Legia have been extremely poor in Europe so far. Get Real Madrid to win at 1/33 with Ladbrokes.
Legia have been conceding at a rate of 4 goals per game in Europe this season. Considering Real Madrid’s attacking prowess, over 2.5 goals (1/9) seem likely here.
Legia have failed to score in the Champions league this season and despite the absence of Ramos, Real Madrid should be able to shut them down at home. Get Real Madrid to win with a clean sheet at 4/7.
Real Madrid vs Legia Warsaw Prediction
Real Madrid are massive favourites to win this one. It seems highly unlikely that Legia will be able to pull off a major upset.
The Polish side are out of their depth here and this should be a comfortable outing for Los Blancos. The Spanish giants will look to run riot here.
Real Madrid 5-0 Legia
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