FC Sheriff enter Sheriff Stadium for their penultimate match in the Champions League group stages. They are up against Real Madrid on Wednesday, with both aiming for a ticket to the next round.
FC Sheriff have been hitting the target 2.9 times on average in previous Champions League matches. They do not concede much either, with an average of 0.8 goals against. Real Madrid will hope to match the latter number on Wednesday when they enter the match as favourites. Real Madrid scored an acceptable 1.9 times pr. game in most Champions League matches.
Real Madrid once again make a strong bid to claim first place in the group stages of the Champions League. They could also be among a handful of teams actually strong enough to also challenge for the title come springtime.
FC Sheriff vs Real Madrid stats and analysis
Predictions from the bookmakers are that Real Madrid are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Real Madrid will get you odds 1.25, meaning the bookies predict they are in with an 80% chance of beating FC Sheriff. If you want to bet your money on FC Sheriff the best odds are 12.00.
After collecting 6 points from their first four Champions League matches, FC Sheriff still have a good chance of seeing the next stage. To claim first place requires a win in this 5th round match, while second place remains possible with a draw.
Real Madrid remain undefeated since the first round and have 9 points after their first four Champions League matches this season. Naturally, they hope to keep their momentum going and challenge for top spot in the group. A win here in the 5th round will keep them on course.
According to the bookmakers, Real Madrid are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 1.25 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with an 80% chance of beating FC Sheriff. Placing your bet on FC Sheriff, the best price at the time of writing lies at 12.00.
Stats and facts for FC Sheriff and Real Madrid.
- FC Sheriff has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- FC Sheriff scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in FC Sheriff's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in FC Sheriff's last 2 of 4 matches.
- Real Madrid scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Real Madrid conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Real Madrid's last 3 matches in the row.
Lineup FC Sheriff vs Real Madrid
Current form — FC Sheriff v. Real Madrid
FC Sheriff have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 2-1 victory against Real Madrid. Unable to follow that up, they went down 3-1 against Inter, before handing over all 3 points in a 3-1 defeat against Inter.
Real Madrid have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. Shakhtar Donetsk got left behind in a 2-1 win, before Rayo Vallecano got hammered in a 2-1 victory. Granada was the most recent victim in a 1-4 win for Real Madrid.
FC Sheriff v. Real Madrid — fixture history
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, FC Sheriff came away as 1-2 winners. In was a match played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu back in September 2021 in the Champions League. This time round, betting on Real Madrid will get you odds 1.25, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 80% chance of beating FC Sheriff. You can get a price of 12.00, should you wish to bet your money on FC Sheriff. FC Sheriff have been able to win 100% of their last 1 encounter against upcoming Real Madrid in the Champions League. In other words, they have a 1-0-0 recent record, with the latter winning 0% of the matches.
Full Time betting
According to the bookmakers Real Madrid are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Real Madrid will get you odds 1.25, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 80% chance of beating FC Sheriff. If you want to bet your money on FC Sheriff the best odds are 12.00.
Adama Traore is the player to look out for as he will be gunning for more goals. He has been on target 4 times in the last 6 matches for FC Sheriff. Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 games for Real Madrid makes Karim Benzema an obvious threat to any defence right now.