Club Brugge hosts Real Madrid at the Jan Breydelstadion in Brugge
Club Brugge hosts Real Madrid at the Jan Breydelstadion in Brugge in a match from Group A of the Champions League. That’s our Champions League predictions for this fixture on Belgian soil. Let’s go!
Club Brugge’s main goal at the moment is to finish third in this group and progress to Europa League. Right now they are in pole position for this, being third with 3 points. The fourth Galatasaray are following with one point less. In the same time the Turkish team is visiting PSG in Paris.
On theory Club Brugge can finish third in the group even if they lose against Real Madrid. If Galatasaray don’t win in Paris, the Belgians will progress to Europa League no matter what. But if Galatasaray win at the Parc des Princes, then only a win against Real Madrid will allow the Belgians to keep the third place.
Just as expected, Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane gave a rest to some key players for this game. The club captain Sergio Ramos and the midfield maestro Toni Kroos won’t travel to Brugge. Most likely some other of the team’s stars will sit on the bench on Wednesday.
This is Club Brugge’s great chance here. Real Madrid won’t be at one hundred percent, because this game changes nothing for them. Win or lose, they will finish second in the group. At the Bernabeu Club Brugge managed to show their qualities against Los Blancos, winning a point after a 2-2 draw.
In our Champions League predictions we think that Club Brugge have a realistic chance to get some kind of a positive result against Real Madrid. Of course, they can finish third in the group even if they suffer a defeat, but in this case they must wait for a help from PSG. The Belgians are in a good position to keep the third position, let’s see if they are going to do it.