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Real Madrid vs Ludogorets odds, preview and predictions 09/12/2014

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09/12/2014, 20:45, Champions League Groups

Real Madrid is certainly the most in-form of all Europeans teams and they are on the verge of hitting a psychological threshold. Two more victories will be enough for the Spanish side to win 20 consecutive games and there is an excellent chance for them to prevail tonight against Ludogorets. The visitors are caught between a rock and a hard place, as they need to win in Madrid just to stay alive in the qualification race.

Real Madrid vs Ludogorets Odds

At Pinnacle Sports

Real Madrid 1.15, Draw 10.80, Ludogorets 22.80

Real Madrid vs Ludogorets Tips

Ludogorets was the pleasant surprise of this champions league campaign, with the Bulgarian team winning once and earning a total of four points. They can no longer advance to the next stage, but if they earn at least one point they will have a good opportunity of playing in Europa league.

Unlikely as it sounds, Liverpool could actually fail to win at home against Basel, in which case a point at Santiago Bernabeu would send Ludogorets the European spring. This is easier said than done, because the Bulgarian side is preparing for 90 minutes each and they have only theoretical chances to avoid defeat.

While the visitors will defend with all lines, Real Madrid will probably use three strikers once again, for the simple reason that they have so many options up front. Avoiding injuries and suspensions remains their top priority, but even so they are probably going to aim for an ample margin victory.

In the last two games they scored eight goals and kept clean sheets on both occasions, but prior to that, they prevailed by a single goal. Cristiano Ronaldo scored all three goals in the last Primera Division match and he's expected to be the main threat for the visiting team. There is also a good chance for the Portuguese striker to be replaced in the second half, if Real Madrid leads.

Key Facts

  • This is probably going to be a one-sided game, with the Bulgarian team trying to limit the proportions of the score.
  • The last time the two teams met, Real Madrid won by a single goal and the Bulgarians managed to score once

Real Madrid vs Ludogorets Prediction

Ludogorets doesn't travel to Madrid hopeful to score against one of the best teams in Europe and is simply trying to avoid humiliation. The hosts are the only ones that we can expect to score goals, so it makes perfect sense to bet on fewer than four goals to be scored with Pinnacle Sports. The odds for this outcome are 1.75 and if exactly four of them are scored, the stakes will be returned.

Bet: Under 4 goals @ 1.75 with Pinnacle Sports

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