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Tottenham vs Real Madrid, 2017 Champions League: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

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Huge game for Real Madrid at Wembley.

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Real Madrid visit Wembley to face Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham just three days after suffering a shocking defeat in Girona, one which could very well end Madrid’s chances at winning La Liga just ten games after Los Blancos began their defense of the title.

Furthermore, Madrid will need a good result this Wednesday. Tottenham managed to complete a good game at the Santiago Bernabeu and deserved the 1-1 draw they earned. That match puts Los Blancos in a tough spot as they must beat Tottenham if they want to control their own destiny in the Champions League group stage. There’s no need for Zidane and the coaching staff to push the panic button just yet as Dortmund’s mediocre European campaign all but clinches Madrid a spot in the Round of 16, although it’s clear that Los Blancos should be trying to win their group.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Casilla, Achraf, Nacho, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Asensio, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Out: Carvajal, Bale, Kovacic, Varane, Keylor Navas.

Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Dier, Aurier, Eriksen, Winks, Dembele, Vertonghen, Alli, Kane.

Out: Wanyama.

Questionable: Kane.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 11/01/2017

Time: 20:45 CET, 03:45pm EST, 12:45pm Pacific.

Venue: Wembley, London, England.

Available TV: FOX Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), BeIN Sports (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 Tottenham.