Real Madrid vs Monchengladbach Prediction, 12/9/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Monchengladbach
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in Madrid, Spain
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-263) Monchengladbach (+500)
Breel Embolo and Monchengladbach (2-2-1 in Champions League) are headed to Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Wednesday where they'll take on Real Madrid (2-1-2 in Champions League). The goalies protecting the net will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach. Real Madrid are at -263 while Monchengladbach are at +500. The total has been set at 3.25.
Real Madrid faced off with Sevilla in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 84.6% received passes percentage by completing 325 of the 384 pass attempts last match. Real Madrid tried 21 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 13 of the dribbles for a percentage of 61.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Real Madrid finished the game at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1.36 goals per 90 min (15 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all competitions this season.
Karim Benzema is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Real Madrid. He has totaled 97 assists while earning 9 yellow card cautions during his career. Benzema has been given a starting assignment in 377 matches during his career while scoring 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has tallied 216 goals scored in 32,246 mins played. Someone else who should impact this match is Toni Kroos, the midfielder representing Germany. Kroos has been on the pitch for 27,638 mins in 316 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 49 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 76 times in his career while he has scored 38 total goals. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has defended the goal for 31,314 minutes and has accumulated 806 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.93 (324 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .723. The goalkeeper representing Real Madrid has had 1,116 shots sent his way in 350 career starts. Courtois (208-73-66 record in his career) has 152 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.4% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Monchengladbach went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Freiburg. Monchengladbach finished with a 76.5% successful dribble rate by converting 13 of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 526 out of their 597 passing attempts earning a rate of 88.1%. Monchengladbach connected on 4 SoT out of 11 shots attempted which had them stting at a 36.4% clip in their last game. With 19 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Monchengladbach is averaging 1.90 goals and 1.10 assists per 90 minutes.
Breel Embolo should be someone to watch for Monchengladbach. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has started 97 matches during his soccer career. The forward representing Cameroon has been on the field for 8,896 mins and he has scored 40 goals. He has accumulated 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 17 times. You should also keep an eye on Lars Stindl, the forward taking the field for Monchengladbach. Stindl has been given a total of 70 yellow cards in 26,229 minutes (293 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.25. He has earned 72 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 43 times.
Yann Sommer will reside in front of the goal for Monchengladbach. Sommer has totaled 109 shutouts and defended 1,591 shots against him in 33,153 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .740 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.5%. He has given up 1.16 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 183-85-96. During his pro soccer career, Sommer has given up 427 goals while totaling 1,171 saves in 370 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Monchengladbach (+500)
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