Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich / Champions League – As it was expected the first match between the two teams was a real spectacle to watch, in which Real had an upper hand and won 2-1 after turning the result up-side down. Bayern definitely expected more from the first match as it was the host. Before facing Real Bayern played very well but Real Madrid showed once again its strength when it was the most needed, and right now it has great advantage before match at home. Still, the Madrilenians could have dropped even bigger advantage in the quarter-finals and now have to be careful. In the meantime both teams won in their respective national championships. We should add that Bayern won in Madrid last year by 2-1. Begins: 01.05.2018 – 20:45 CET
Real did a great job in the 1st leg in Munich, however, everyone is very much aware that nothing is over yet. The have to verify a place in the final at their stadium. In the quarter-finals they won Juventus 3-0 away but it needed just a bit to be eliminated as they had underestimated the opponent in the 2nd leg and thought that everything is over, and now will probably repeat the same mistake.
It should be said that Real was outplayed in Munich but after receiving first goal Real has managed to impose its rhythm and turn the result up-side down. They scored the equaliser in the finish of first half, while reservist Asensio scored in the second for victory. Last Saturday they won Leganes 2-1 in La Liga, however on the pitch was a completely different team. Out of players who appeared in Munich only Casemiro was there. Carvajal and Isco are injured and will not take part in this match.
Probable lineups Real Madrid: Navas – Vazquez, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Casemiro, T. Kroos, Modric , Kovacic – Ronaldo, Asensio
Although Bayern is in great shape and wins every rival in a row, it failed to use the home-field advantage in the 1st leg and win Real. The Bavarians were better team on the pitch, they created chances and had a lead after Kimmich’s goal, however, they didn’t preserve it and now ahead of them is difficult task to win in Madrid. Perhaps they were distracted in the 1st leg with injuries of Robben and Boaten, which is why manager Heynckes was forced to make two changes already in the first halftime.
Whatever was the reason, they lost a home match for the first time this season and that could cost them elimination from the Champions League. Bayern has no problems in the Bundesliga where it routinely defeated Eintracht 4-1 last Saturday, despite that a completely different team showed on the pitch, where only Ulreich, Kimmich and Hummels were part of team that faced Real. Due to injuries suffered in the 1st leg Boateng and Robben are out of action now, just like from before injured Neuer, Vidal and Coman, while on the other hand Alaba could be ready for this match.
Probable lineups Bayern Munich: Ulreich – Kimmich, Sule, Hummels, Alaba – J. Martinez – Alcantara, J. Rodriguez – T. Muller, Robery – Lewandowski
Real Madrid – Bayern Munich PICK
Real defends the advantage but despite that the Madrilanians will play to win. On the other hand Bayern has nothing to lose and must play on all or nothing. Having such situation we expect a goal fest on the Bernabeu.
Pick: over 3.5 goals
Odds: 2.00 at betvictor (down to 1.90 can be played)
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