Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)
Real Madrid have no option but to destroy Sheriff. The fans will not understand any other scenario. I’m afraid the Moldovans are in for 90 minutes of hell.
The game against Sheriff would have been much more relaxed if Real Madrid had beaten Villarreal at the weekend. Or at least played decently. But Ancelotti’s team played a very average match and was close to defeat. It’s not the sort of thing you’d expect from a team that is on course to win La Liga.
Sheriff are not Villarreal. Not even close to Villarreal. And no matter which miners he has beaten there. Los Blancos are ten goals higher than the club from Moldova. And Real Madrid have to kill this level of opponents. Especially after the bad games in the championship. The guys need to rehabilitate themselves in front of the fans somehow.
The team is just happy that they’re going to play at Santiago Bernabeu. For them, the very fact is already a victory. Yes, probably, Sheriff will try to bite the Madrid side a bit, but it will last maximum until the first goal. Then the team will need to get back into the game, and it will go down the drain.
You may recall how Sheriff thrashed Dinamo Zagreb and how Sheriff beat Shakhtar, but this is nothing compared with the game against Madrid. Well, the team from Tiraspol has no chance here, simply no. The only question is how long Sheriff will be able to hold 0-0.
Expert Betting Tips
I suggest not to torture ourselves and take Handicap 1 (-2.5) for 1.92. I think there will be a crushing result, and most likely Sheriff won’t be able to score. My prediction is 4-0. Good luck to everyone!