It was great to get the week off to a winning start at the San Siro tonight and my next Bet Builder takes us to Borussia-Park on Tuesday night.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid (Tuesday, 20:00)
Real Madrid already have ground to make up in Group B and they should face a stern test when they travel to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night.
The Spanish champions were shocked at home by Shakhtar Donetsk last midweek and a trip to Borussia-Park should represent an upgrade on that challenge.
Indeed, Zinedine Zidane's star-studded side bounced back in style with a brilliant 3-1 win away at fierce rivals Barcelona last time out, however, overcoming Gladbach will not be an easy task.
Borussia Monchengladbach came within a whisker of winning away at Inter Milan last Wednesday night, with a last-gasp Romelu Lukaku goal denying the Foals all three points.
Marco Rose's men responded with a 3-2 win away at Mainz last Saturday and I suspect another action-packed affair involving the free-scoring Germans could be in store on Tuesday night.
The bookies are certainly expecting goals to be on the menu and that is reflected in the general 1/2 on offer for both teams to score, while over 2.5 match strikes is even shorter at widely available quotes of 4/9.
Therefore I'm going to make use of Bet 365‘s Bet Builder feature where I'm going to combine over zero Borussia Monchengladbach goals, over two Borussia Monchengladbach corners and Real Madrid to collect at least one card, a combination that will present us with an eye-catching 5/6 shot.
Each of Gladbach's last four fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals, while Real Madrid's last two outings have generated a collective total of nine strikes.
What's more, Los Blancos last six tussles at Europe's top table have produced three or more goals and I suspect the Foals could have the tools to trouble a Real Madrid rearguard that have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches in all competitions.
Rose's vibrant young side have hit 10 goals across their last five outings and given that their preferred system focuses on width I'm more than happy to back the hosts to hit over two corners on Tuesday night.
I'm also happy to back what is an ageing Real team to collect at least one card during this Group B bout, and it's also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder would have banked profit in two of Real Madrid's last three fixtures.
- Over 0 Borussia Monchengladbach Goals, Over 2 Borussia Monchengladbach Corners & Over 0 Real Madrid Cards – Bet Builder – 5/6 (Bet 365)