Real Madrid vs Sheriff Tiraspol Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 29/09/2021
The question in this game is not whether Real Madrid will win, but rather by how much they will win. With all due respect to Sheriff, the Spanish team is in a completely different league compared to them. So, our prediction is for Real Madrid to win this game by at least three goals given their current form and the fact that this is the first time that Sheriff even made it to the CL groups.
Since we expect Real Madrid to win this game by at least three goals, we also expect to see many goals in this game. So, our next prediction is for the game to go over 3.5 total goals, which is something that already happened in two of the last five matches played by Real Madrid in all competitions, as well as two of the last five games played by Sheriff across the board.
While the top scorer for Real Madrid last season and this season is Karim Benzema, betting on him to score doesn’t come with great odds. Furthermore, he might be given a rest against the weaker opponent, so our pick to score at least once in this game is Junior Vinicius. After all, Junior Vinicious has already scored five times this season for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have made an impressive start to the 2021-22 season, picking up 17 points from their seven La Liga matches to sit top of the table, while as mentioned, they opened their European campaign with a 1-0 victory over Inter at San Siro on September 15.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side were held to a goalless draw by Villarreal in the league on Saturday, but it has been a strong opening to the campaign, and another European victory on Tuesday night would place them in a strong position to reach the knockout round of the competition.
Los Blancos reached the semi-finals of last season’s Champions League, ultimately losing to winners Chelsea over two legs, and they will be expecting to advance deep into the tournament once again despite a quiet summer transfer window amid their financial problems.
Real Madrid have actually only won five of their last 12 home European fixtures, suffering four defeats in the process, but it would be one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition if they were to lose to competition debutants Sheriff at the Bernabeu.
Comfortably the most successful team in the history of the European Cup, Los Blancos have lifted the famous trophy on 13 occasions, including in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 during a dominant period.
Sheriff, who won a sixth successive Moldovan league title last season, are competing in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in their history, and they ran out two-goal winners over Shakhtar in their section opener on September 15 courtesy of goals from Adama Traore and Momo Yansane.
The Wasps actually started their 2021-22 Champions League campaign at the start of August and have had to beat Teuta Durres, Alashkert, Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb to advance to this stage.
Sheriff will enter this match having won four of their last eight away European fixtures, suffering just one defeat in the process, and it would be fair to say that they are a team used to winning football matches.
A strong start to their 2021-22 domestic campaign, meanwhile, has seen Yuriy Vernydub’s side pick up 19 points from their eight league matches to sit third in the table, and they have three games in hand over leaders Milsami.
The visitors will also enter this match off the back of a 7-0 win over Dinamo-Auto on Saturday, meaning that confidence should be flowing in the camp as they head to the Bernabeu.