Bayern Munich Face A Tough Task Against a Flying Real Madrid In Champions League Semi Final

Wednesday 25th April 2018, 7.45pm - Bayern Munich v Real Madrid (Allianz Arena)

Two of the three most recent Champions League winners go head to head in a repeat of last year’s Quarter-Final on Wednesday evening in Germany. Collectively, they represent 61 domestic and 17 European titles.

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Tips Bayern Draw @ -1 handicap    Best Bet @ 3 / 1  

Allianz Arena first entertains Real Madrid as they face Bayern Munich before a return meeting at the Bernabeu in a week’s time. Zinedine Zidane is seeking his a hat trick of Champions League trophies, remarkably in consecutive years, whereas Munich haven’t reached a European Cup final since doing to back-to-back in 2011-2012, and 2012-2013; winning the latter.

Bayern Munich’s 3-0 loss in the group stage to PSG remains their only defeat in the Champions League this season. However, the quarter-finals proved to be a trickier test than most expected. Although Sevilla had dumped Manchester United out of the competition in the previous round, may put it down to Utd’s incompetency, rather than afford the credit Sevilla were due.

Subsequently tasked with Bayern Munich, they stifled the Bavarians who only got through with by a surprising single-goal margin. For a similar scoreline, backing a draw with Bayern Munich a -1 handicap is best 3/1 with Betfair.

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In the Bundesliga, Munich are once again riding high, their sixth consecutive title in the bag with 22 points ahead of second place Schalke in their continuing unwavering domination. However, this relative lack of challenge might be seen to hinder Bayern’s Champions League attempt.

The Allianz Arena has been a fortress for Munich and it wouldn’t be too unexpected to see Munich edge a narrow lead to take to Spain the following week. Betfred offer best at 11/10 take the first leg. It must be said, however that the last team in European competition to beat them on home soil was in fact Los Blancos.

The balance between the two sides over their sixteen meetings is fairly even; Madrid slightly edge it, with eight wins to Munich’s seven. It was Real Madrid who claimed bragging rights last year, taking the second leg into extra time to eventually ride out 4-2 winners.

Interestingly, each leg last year saw Munich go down to ten men, with Javi Martinez and Arturo Vidal- who is injured for this year’s encounter- seeing red. Backing a booking in this first tie provides some decent odds. Joshua Kimmich is offered at 29/10 for referee during the game (Bet Victor). He has three already in the tournament. Franck Ribery has also collected three in his domestic fixtures in double that amount of games. He is at 7/2.

However obvious, it’s hard to look past Cristiano Ronaldo for bets on goalscoring potential. Ronaldo has bagged almost double the goals to the nearest player in terms of Champions League goalscorer and he is 3/1 to score with a Madrid win (BoyleSports).

For the home side, Robert Lewandowski has scored 18 goals from 17 games in 2018 and he is incredibly short to open the scoring. He is best with bet365 to score anytime at 8/11. For him to score at least two goals within the game, as he has done at four occasions since the beginning of February, Betfair give 9/2. A better bet might be to favour Thomas Muller, who has scored four in his last two games.

For him to continue this run, he is 6/1 to open the scoring. James Rodriguez is also reunited with his old Madrid teammates. The Bayern Munich loanee is a tempting 12/5 to score anytime.

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Posted: Tuesday, 24th April 2018

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