Sheriff Tiraspol vs Real Madrid – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UCL 2021-22

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid celebrates goal against Levante
Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid celebrates goal against Levante - IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

Real Madrid will look to book their place in the next round of the UEFA Champions League when they travel to Moldova to face Sheriff Tiraspol.

Venue: Stadionul Sheriff (Tiraspol) 

Key Statistics

Sheriff Tiraspol have lost just one of their last 13 home games, winning twelve in that period.

They kept nine clean sheets in their last 10 home games.

The hosts have lost their last two UCL games.

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last seven competitive games.

They have won their last four away games by an aggregate scoreline of 13-3.

The visitors have won their last two UCL games. 

Head to head

Sheriff Tiraspol won the first and only head-to-head meeting between both sides, beating Real Madrid 2-1.

Latest Performances in all competitions

Sheriff Tiraspol: W-W-L-W-W

Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-D

Sheriff Tiraspol 

Sheriff Tiraspol will look to extend their stay in the UCL when they welcome Spanish giants Real Madrid to Tiraspol.

The Moldovan minnows announced themselves to Europe when they won their first two UCL games, beating Shakhtar and Real Madrid in the process and sitting top of their UCL group at a stage.

But since that win against Madrid they have suffered back-to-back losses against Inter Milan and are entering this tie sitting in third place, one point behind Inter and three behind leaders Real Madrid.

They will be desperate to record another win over Madrid and keep their chances of qualifying alive.

Although Inter Milan were able to end their unbeaten home run, the host remains a difficult outfit at the Stadionul Sheriff and will be confident of taking points off Madrid.

Possible Sheriff Tiraspol starting line-ups

Giorgos Athanasiadis (GK); Fernando Costanza, Danilo Arboleda, Gustavo Dulanto, Cristiano; Edmund Addo, Sebastien Thill; Adama Traore, Dimitrios Kolovos, Bruno; Frank Castaneda.

Injuries: Momo Yansane, Boban Nikolov, Lovro Bizjak

Suspension: None

Real Madrid 

Real Madrid will travel to Moldova looking to pick up all three points that will guarantee their passage into the next round of the UCL.

The Spanish giants are sitting top of Group D after four games and will qualify for the next round if they avoid defeat here.

They come into this tie on the back of a 4-1 demolition of Grenada in the league. The win was their fourth consecutive win and extended their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions.

The 13-time European champions have scored in all but one of their last nine competitive games and should get a goal in this game.

Possible Real Madrid starting line-ups

Thibaut Courtois (GK); Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Dani Carvajal; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Injuries: Eden Hazard, Federico Valverde, Gareth Bale, Daniel Ceballos

Suspension: None


Sheriff 1-3 Real Madrid