X

Developed in conjunction with Ext-Joom.com

facebook-hoover twitter-hoover behanse-hoover 

best betting tips                                                                                                            Betting tipsPronosticos apuestasPonturi pariuriPronostici scommesseWetten tippsAposta e Ganha

Print

Real will treat Wolfsburg tie 'like a final'

Real will treat Wolfsburg tie 'like a final'

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid will approach Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Wolfsburg "like a final".

The Frenchman said Saturday's 2-1 win over La Liga leaders Barcelona has already been forgotten.

"We cannot relax. We are not untouchable and Wolfsburg are able to hurt us," said Zidane.

"Wolfsburg have fought hard and deserve to be here. It will be a tough match but we are well prepared."

While Real closed the gap on league leaders and rivals Barca to seven points at the weekend, Wolfsburg lost 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen, their third game without a win in the Bundesliga.

Seven points adrift of fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, they are in danger of missing out on next season's Champions League.

"They may have had problems in the Bundesliga, but this is a completely different competition," said Zidane.

"They have a fast attack so we have to be alert."

Zidane is expected to name the same team which started against Barcelona, with Raphael Varane the only injury absentee at the Volkswagen Arena because of a calf problem.

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking said "motivation won't be a problem" for his side, who are appearing in their first Champions League quarter-final.

"We have a big chance to perform on a great stage. Nobody thought we could get this far," he said.

"Real Madrid have a great squad with top-class players. They are one of the favourites for the title and one of the top clubs in Europe.

"But we will try to annoy them and I think my team can do that."

Wolfsburg are without left-back Sebastian Jung, who tore a knee ligament in the previous round against Gent and is out for the season, while midfielder Daniel Caligiuri has a groin problem.

Like what you see? Agree/disagree?
Leave a comment below and follow us or comment on this blog on
 Twitter
powered by Moustache

Best Free Bet Offers - Provided by ukbettips.co.uk

Click any of the bookmakers name to activate your free bet now.

1.       Unibet (sign up offer – free £20)

Deposit £20, bet with £40. Create a Unibet account here >>.

2.       Bet365 (sign up offer - £200 in free bets)

Deposit £200, bet with £400. Create a Bet365 account here >>.

3.     Sky Bet (sign up offer – £5 free every week)

Deposit £5, bet with £20.  Create a new Sky Bet account here >>.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Betting previews and tips

More betting news

News UEFA Champions League

Ancelotti, Real always believed
Ancelotti, Real always believed

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti never doubted his team's ability to get back into the UEFA Champ [ ... ]

UEFA Champions League: Schalke 04 v Real...
UEFA Champions League: Schalke 04 v Real Madrid

Real Madrid can arrest their poor record in Germany and take a big step towards the UEFA Champions [ ... ]

UEFA Champions League: Galatasaray v Che...
UEFA Champions League: Galatasaray v Chelsea

Galatasaray's Didier Drogba faces former club Chelsea for the first time since leaving in the UEFA [ ... ]

Fernandinho Targeting Six-Point Haul fro...
Fernandinho Targeting Six-Point Haul from Champions League

Fernandinho has declared that Manchester City will be gunning for the full six points ahead of his [ ... ]

BETTING NEWS & TIPS

Over / Under 2.5 Goals - 19th January
Over / Under 2.5 Goals - 19th January

Fancy an Over/Under 2.5 Goals bet but not sure what to back?
Get our Over/Under 2.5 Goals betting guide and #tips for today here. Over / Under 2.5 Goals -  [ ... ]

Today's matches Over 2.5 Goals - 05/06 J...
Today's matches Over 2.5 Goals - 05/06 January 2017

Today's matches Over 2.5 Goals - 05/06 January 2017 Our Over 2.5 Goals Betting Tips come from the SPAIN: Copa del Rey, ENGLAND: League Two, ENGLAND: FA Cup.. [ ... ]

EPL: Get 1.95 (10/11) on Arsenal vs. Cry...
EPL: Get 1.95 (10/11) on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Both teams to score - BTTS

EPL – Follow the Football BTTS (Both teams to Score) tips for the match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace. The match starts at 18:00 on 1st of January 2017 [ ... ]

Rules you need to consider for your bett...
Rules you need to consider for your betting accumulator to be a winner

Sports betting can be a fun way to spend your free time, especially because it gives us, besides the chance of winning, often significantly, the adrenaline wi [ ... ]

Today's matches - Over 2.5 Goals - 07.10...
Today's matches - Over 2.5 Goals - 07.10.2016

Today's matches Over 2.5 Goals - 07.10.2016 Our Over 2.5 Goals Betting Tips come from the EUROPE: World Cup 2018 - Qualification.... in what we think will be [ ... ]

Tennis - Halep pulls out of Tokyo event
Tennis - Halep pulls out of Tokyo event

Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo due to injury.

The Romanian world number 5 has a hamstring issue and will be unable to com [ ... ]