Champions League: Auxerre v Real Madrid Betting Preview 2010-09-28
In the past two editions of Champions League, Real Madrid has picked up, 6 and 7 points away from home. This would mean that they would win at least 2 of the 3 games they have to play away.
Madrid has already won the first game at home, against Ajax with 2:0, while Auxerre lost in Italy against Milan with 0:2. AJ Auxerre defender Adama Coulibaly is eager to prove his side have learned the lessons of their Matchday 1 loss to AC Milan as they prepare to welcome Real Madrid CF’s attacking armada on Tuesday.
He says “The big clubs don’t need a lot of chances to score,” he said. “Milan had one or two and managed to score. That’s what it’s like at the top level; you’ve got to keep learning from that. You have to really focus and you have to be vigilant the whole time. Everything happens very quickly with them. They take one or two touches, everything happens so fast, and suddenly they’ve scored.”
Real has had troubles against Lyon every time they had to visit the French team. Meanwhile Jose Mourinho have won 5 and lost only one of the last 8 matches against French teams.
After the 0:0 on Sunday against Levante, Madrid would want to bounce back with the three points for sure. It’s important for them to shack up the maximum amount of points, before the visits in Italy and Holland.
The Betting Verdict?
Real Madrid to win @ 1.61 (Register at Betfair.com – get a 25£ Bonus): Although, under the lead of Jose Mourinho, Real hasn’t been that scoring machine, the team started playing a lot more practical. Coach #1 knows that winning is what counts, even if it’s with just 1:0. He used the same strategy with Inter last year, and I am pretty sure he will use it with Real this year as well.