class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>After suffering a historic defeat to the Moldovan champions on matchday two, the side from La Liga should be backed to get among the goals
Real Madrid head to Transnistria on matchday five of the Champions League to face Sheriff Tiraspol with Carlo Ancelotti’s men looking for the win which would secure qualification for the knockout rounds from Group D.
Los Blancos will also be out for revenge after suffering one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition when Sheriff beat them 2-1 at the Bernabeu on matchday two.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid latest odds
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The Moldovan champions have lost both matches in the group since their historic triumph in the Spanish capital and bet365 offer Sheriff at 11/1 (12.00) to pull off another massive upset.
Real Madrid, for their part, are offered at 2/9 (1.28) with the draw at 11/2 (6.50).
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid first goalscorer
Karim Benzema is one of the most prolific strikers in Champions League history and the Frenchman is available at 12/5 (3.40) to break the deadlock on Wednesday night ahead of Vinicius Junior at 5/1 (6.00).
The young Brazilian is enjoying his best scoring season in a Real Madrid shirt and Sunday saw him net his eighth league goal of the season.
Vinicius’ compatriot Rodrygo Goes could start on the right wing and is available at 6/1 (7.00) to open the scoring as he did on matchday one at Inter, while the shortest priced player for the hosts is Nadrey Dago at 11/1 (12.00).
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid preview
Since their momentous win in Madrid, Sheriff have lost home and away to Inter by the same 3-1 scoreline and, while qualifying for the knockout stages looks a tall order for the Moldovans, finishing third looks almost guaranteed.
Madrid, meanwhile, have had some excellent attacking performances since losing to Sheriff and, while they sometimes struggle to find a way through, when their forward players click, Los Blancos are very difficult to stop.
Ancelotti’s men ran riot in Ukraine in beating Shakhtar 5-0 in their last away game in the competition and backing them to get among the goals once again should appeal.
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid tips & predictions
The visitors can be backed at 8/11 (1.73) to score in both halves, a selection which has paid out in five of their last seven matches in all competitions.
Also of interest could be the price of 5/6 (1.83) for Madrid to score over 2.5 goals.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.