In one of the biggest shockers in Champions League betting history, Spanish Giants Real Madrid suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg when the two teams met in Germany last Wednesday. With their European ambitions–and pretty much their entire season—on the line, the Madristas will be gunning for a much-needed big win over the Germans this Tuesday; one that will overturn the 2-0 deficit recorded at Wolfsburg.
Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg Champions League Soccer Lines Analysis
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2:45 PM ET
Where: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
TV: BT Sports
Soccer Lines: Real Madrid are -500 to win on Tuesday, Wolfsburg are +1200 to win on Tuesday, A draw/tie result pays bettors at +550
Why Bet on Real Madrid
Following their disappointing defeat in Wolfsburg, the Madrid team bounced back to winning ways by recording a 4-0 home victory Eibar over in the La Liga on Saturday, something that will be a big motivation for Zinedine Zidane’s boys to do well at home on Tuesday. Making matters better, forward Gareth Bale and midfielder Toni Kroos, who were both rested Eibar, are expected to start, with striker Karim Benzema also anticipated to be fit for after limping off the first leg against Wolfsburg due to a knee injury. Added to the fact that Real Madrid are one of the best home teams in Europe (having won 29 of their last 34 Champions League home games), and goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been superb in the Champions League (bar the forgetful night in Wolfsburg); you can be certain that Madrid will be well-prepared for the task at hand.
Why Bet on Wolfsburg
On paper, beating Madrid will obviously be a tall order for Wolfsburg. In reality, though, Wolfsburg will come into this game feeling confident of upsetting the odds, like they did at home one week ago. After all, only two of the last 15 teams who lost 2-0 away in a Champions League first leg have succeeded in progressing to the next round, underlining the fact that history is on Wolfsburg’s side. In fact, if Wolfsburg can get one goal, Real Madrid will need to score at least 4 goals to progress to the next round. That, however, is easier said than done, considering Real Madrid have not yet conceded a home goal in Europe this season. But after doing unthinkable in the first leg, it would be ill-advised to write off Wolfsburg from delivering another surprise this Tuesday.
Expert Champions League Odds Predictions and Picks
Real Madrid are too talented to let Wolfsburg beat them for the second time, so expect nothing other than a win for the home team in this game. It, however, remains to be seen if Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. will be able to score enough goals to progress to the next round while Real Madrid’s defense puts the clamps on Wolfsburg’s offense.