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Real Madrid vs Union Berlin Champions League predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Real Madrid and Union Berlin face off in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday at 5:45pm (UK time).

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Real Madrid vs Union Berlin odds


*Odds correct as of 17:30 on September 18

This is Real Madrid’s 27th consecutive Champions League campaign, having last failed to reach the knockout stages in 1996/97. Union Berlin are the fifth side to face Real in their first-ever Champions League match, with each of the previous four losing (Internazionale 1998, Roma 2001, BATE Borisov 2008 and Zürich 2009).

Union will also be the 15th different German side to feature in the Champions League, the most from any nation. Only three of the 14 previous Bundesliga teams to play in the competition have won their first-ever game (four draws and seven losses), with Bayer Leverkusen (1997/98), Kaiserslautern (1998/99) and Wolfsburg (2009/10) doing so.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin predictions

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 21/20 with BetGoodwin
Correct Score 3-1 11/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Jude Bellingham 11/2 with Boylesports

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The stats behind our Real Madrid vs Union Berlin predictions:

  • Real Madrid won on 12 of the 13 occasions when their opening game of a Champions League campaign has been played at home.
  • Real Madrid only failed to score in one of their last 68 home games in the Champions League.
  • Union Berlin lost four of their last seven Bundesliga away games.
  • Both teams have scored in three of Real Madrid’s last five Champions League home games (four wins and one draw).
  • Union Berlin scored in four of their last five Bundesliga away games.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin match tip

Rodrygo to score or assist @8/11 with Sky Bet

Since the start of the 2019/20 season, Rodrygo has the best minutes-per-goal involvement ratio of any Real Madrid player in the Champions League (min. 500 minutes played), averaging a goal or assist every 86 minutes (15 goals and eight assists). The Brazilian scored five goals and provided two assists in 12 UCL games last term.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin Bet-Builder tip

 Over 2.5 goals > BTTS Yes > Fran Garcia to provide an assist 

Over 2.5 goals landed in four of Real Madrid’s six Champions League group stage games last season, while Los Blancos have only failed to score in one of their last 68 home games in the UEFA Champions League, doing so in a 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in December 2018. Fran Garcia assisted both of Real Madrid’s goals in their last game against Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin team news

Real Madrid team news

In  Out Doubtful
Éder Militão, Thibaut Courtois, Vinícius Júnior, Arda Güler Dani Ceballos, Ferland Mendy

Éder Militão and Thibaut Courtois are ruled out until next year after both sustained respective ACL injuries. Vinícius Júnior (thigh) and Arda Güler (meniscus injury) are also ruled out while Dani Ceballos and Ferland Mendy will be assessed.

Union Berlin team news

In  Out Doubtful
Sheraldo Becker, Laurenz Dehl, András Schäfer, Rani Khedira, Lucas Tousart, Janik Haberer

No fewer than five players are missing for Union Berlin heading into their Champions League debut. Sheraldo Becker (hip), Laurenz Dehl (Achilles tendon), András Schäfer (foot), Rani Khedira (calf) and Lucas Tousart (thigh) sit in the physio room. Janik Haberer is suspended, while Leonardo Bonucci is expected to have to make do with a place on the bench once more.

Real Madrid vs Union Berlin head-to-head record

This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between Real Madrid and Union Berlin, with the German side set to become Real’s 150th different opponent in all European competition.

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