Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff Prediction and Match Preview

Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff Prediction and Match Preview


Real Madrid and Sheriff Tiraspol go head to head in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Inter, and given their fine displays in La Liga, it is no wonder Carlo Ancelotti’s men are seen as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s clash.

As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Karim Benzema, while the likes of Bale, Carvajal, Ceballos, Kroos, Marcelo, and Mendy are likely to miss the game with injuries.

Sheriff, on the other hand, continue to impress in the elite competition, with the team beating Shakhtar Donetsk in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Real Madrid, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home.

Alexandr Belousov remains in the recovery room, while fellow Moussa Kyabou is a major doubt.

Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff: Head-to-head (h2h)

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Real Madrid vs FC Sheriff Prediction

Real Madrid in actual season average scored 2.18 goals per match. In 2 (50.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 2 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

FC Sheriff average scored 2.47 goals per match in season 2021. In 6 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (37.50%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Real Madrid will again be without the services of Ferland Mendy, Dani Ceballos, Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale on Tuesday evening through injury.

Toni Kroos and Marcelo could both be involved in the squad, although it would be a surprise if either started considering their recent injury problems.

Ancelotti could make changes from the side that started the goalless draw with Villarreal at the weekend, with Lucas Vazquez and Eden Hazard in line for spots in the first XI.

There could also be a role for summer arrival Eduardo Camavinga, with the Frenchman potentially taking the place of Marco Asensio as part of a midfield three alongside Casemiro and Luka Modric.

As for Sheriff, Lovro Bizjak will miss the contest due to a foot problem, but the visitors are otherwise expected to take a full squad to Spain for the group fixture.

There is every chance that head coach Vernydub could name the same XI that started the 2-0 win over Shakhtar earlier this month, where Cristiano starred from left-back with two assists.

Traore was on the scoresheet in his side’s first Group D fixture and should again be joined in the final third of the field by Frank Castaneda and Jasurbek Yaxshiboyev.

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Nacho; Camavinga, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius

Sheriff Tiraspol possible starting lineup:
Athanasiadis; Costanza, Arboleda, Dulanto, Cristiano; Kolovos, Addo, Thill; Traore, Yaxshiboyev, Castaneda