Legia Warsaw v Real Madrid – Polish Army Stadium at 19:45 live on BT Sport ESPN
It’s 5 in a row for me now, as I look to extend my profitable Asian Handicap betting run into the Champions League. On Wednesday, Legia Warsaw take on Real Madrid for the 2nd time in close succession and this match is the focus of my latest preview.
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Legia have had a terrible start to their European campaign, having lost all of their matches to date.
Defeats against Sporting (2-0), Dortmund (6-0) and most recently Real Madrid (5-1), has meant they sit bottom of Group F.
Legia have conceded 13 times in their 1st 3 matches and will be looking to keep the deficit down against Real Madrid, who put 5 goals past them last time round.
The home side have scored just once in their last 3 Champions League games, although this did come against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu.
Warsaw have also started to find some form in Poland after back-to-back victories in the Ekstraklasa.
Last weekend Legia beat Korona Kielce 4-2 away from home, with Guilherme, Nikolics and Prijović all getting on the scoresheet and they were also helped by a Korona OG.
In the Ekstraklasa, Legia are currently 6th in the table, 10 points off top spot.
At home, Warsaw have won their last 2 games, although prior to this, they were without a win in 7 home games across all competitions.
Los Blancos have won their last 5 matches in all competitions and are currently in great form, despite suffering a blip a few months back, where they went 4 games without a win.
They’re currently joint top of the Group F table with Borussia Dortmund on 7 points and another 3 points should be theirs come Wednesday evening!
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 7 Champions League matches and I don’t see Legia causing much of a threat to this record.
Zidane however will be without a few key players as Casemiro, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos are all likely to miss out through injury.
Last weekend in La Liga, Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-1 away from home, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick and Alvaro Morata netting the other goal.
The away side are sitting top of La Liga, 2 points ahead of Barcelona at this early stage of the season.
Real Madrid pose a real threat across all areas of the pitch and I’m expecting them to put several goals past their opponents on Wednesday.
Real Madrid are currently in unstoppable form and unfortunately for the home side, I think they are in for another thrashing. Therefore I recommend backing Real Madrid -2.5 on the Asian Handicap betting market and so long as the away side win by 3 goals or more, full profit will be returned.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Real Madrid -2.5 at 1.85 with Pinnacle
Prices correct at time of writing.