Real Madrid vs Borussia MonchengladbachUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Dec 9, 2020, Estadio Alfredo De Stefano
REAL Madrid have won Europe's most-coveted club competition a record 13-times but they run the risk of a shock early exit when they welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to the Spanish capital on Wednesday night.
Zinedine Zidane's side were expected to battle it out with Inter Milan for top spot in Group B, but both respective heavyweights go into Matchday Six with their qualification hopes hanging by a thread.
Having said that, Real's fate is in their own hands as they know that a victory in their final group match would guarantee their passage into the round of 16.
However, certain permutations could also see Los Blancos be dramatically dumped out of Europe altogether as Group B gears up for a gripping conclusion.
Borussia Monchengladbach, meanwhile, come into this make-or break match-up occupying top spot in the section and like their La Liga opponents they themselves control their own destiny.
Marco Rose's vibrant young team have ruffled a few feathers upon their return to Europe's top table and the Foals will fancy their chances of condemning Real Madrid to an embarrassing Champions League exit.
Real Madrid have won just three of their last nine Champions League matches but a much-needed win for Zinedine Zidane and Co on Wednesday night is odds-on at 3/4 with Bet 365.
My recommended Bet Builder landed before half-time in Gladbach's humdinger of a game with Inter last midweek and I like the look of siding with the same betting angle at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Wednesday night.
Both teams have obliged in eight of Gladbach's last nine Bundesliga bouts and when digging a bit deeper it can be seen 10 of the Foals last 13 fixtures have featured four or more goals.
What's more, BTTS has banked in eight of Real Madrid's last 11 matches across all competitions and it's worth noting that the hosts' shutout at Sevilla on Saturday was their first clean sheet in 11 attempts.
Given the attacking threat that both sides carry an action-packed night is anticipated in Madrid and with so much at stake I'll also add in over zero cards for each team to boost the price up on the recommended Bet Builder.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination clicked comfortably in the reverse fixture and I'm happy to side with the same formula here in what should be another enthralling encounter.
That line of thought is also going to see me recommend another bet Builder at 4/5 with William Hill by combining over zero Borussia Monchengladbach goals and Borussia Monchengladbach with a + 2 start on the handicap.
Real Madrid will have to throw caution to the wind at some point on Wednesday night, however, dangerous Foals duo Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram possess the tools that could trouble Los Blancos backline on the counter-attack in what promises to be a thrilling finale to Group B.
This UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach will be played on Dec 9, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Real Madrid vs Borussia Monchengladbach prediction.