Coming off a morale-boosting win over rivals Barcelona in the Spanish League, Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid team will be looking to carry on with that momentum when they take on Wolfsburg this Wednesday in a Leg-one quarter-final matchup set to take place in Germany. Below is a brief soccer odds preview of this clash.
Wolfsburg vs. Real Madrid UCL Quarter-final Soccer Betting Preview
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2:45 pm ET
Where: Volkswagen Arena, Germany
TV: BT Sport (UK), Fox Sports (USA)
TV Stream: FoxSportsGo
Soccer Lines: Wolfsburg win: 17/4, Draw: 16/5, Real Madrid win: 4/6
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Why Bet on Real Madrid
Unlike Wolfsburg who are coming into this game without a win in the Bundesliga in their last three outings (including the 3-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday), Real Madrid are enjoying one of their best runs of the season, having won their last six games in row. Their latest win was particularly noteworthy, as they beat Barcelona 2-1 despite finishing the game with 10 men. Moreover, Real’s goal talisman Ronaldo, who scored the winning goal against Barca, is having a season for the books in the Champions League, where he set a new record with 11 goals in six group stage matches, before adding two more in the Los Blancos’ last-16 4-0 aggregate win over AS Roma, which took his Europe tally to 13 goals from eight appearances.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas has kept eight clean sheets in as many appearances in the Champions League. In fact, all the three goals conceded by the Madristas in the Champions League this year came when backup Kiko Casilla played in the 4-3 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stage. With such form and talent, you can almost be sure that Real Madrid will be claiming the win in this game.
Why Bet on Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg are the obvious soccer betting underdogs in this game given that they are making their first-ever appearance in a Champions League quarter-final. Even so, the German giants have been pretty good in the competition this season, so bettors must be careful about writing them off from pulling an unlikely upset against Real Madrid. Working in Wolfsburg’s favor is the fact that they have won all of their four home games in the Champions League this season. If they can tap into that home magic, they should be able to cause some problems to Real Madrid.
My Wolfsburg vs. Real Madrid Expert Soccer Picks and Prediction
Unless something catastrophically wrong happens in the Volkswagen Arena, Real Madrid should be able to cruise to a win in this game, possibly with goalkeeper Navas keeping another clean sheet in the process.
Final Score Prediction: Real Madrid 3, Wolfsburg 0