Champions League semi-final | Real Madrid v Bayern Munich | Preview and Odds

While the first leg of this tie didn’t have the goals of the other semi-final, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich certainly played out a tense affair, with Zinedine Zidane’s side holding the narrow 2-1 advantage as they head back to the Bernabeu.

Bayern drew first blood in Munich last week through Joshua Kimmich, but Real came back and goals from Marcelo and Marcos Asensio ensured the Galacticos are still on track for a third Champions League title in succession.

Our football expert gives you the lowdown ahead of the second leg.

Cristiano to have his say

It was something of a blemish on Cristiano Ronaldo’s record book as he failed to find the net last week in Munich.

It is fair to say though there are several other potential goal scorers in the team, but Wednesday’s win was the first time he had failed to score in his last 13 games, and only his 14th blank of the campaign.

With that in mind I would be confident in going for Ronaldo to get back in his goalscoring boots and score anytime at 4/5.

Goals aplenty

These two sides have met on numerous occasions in the Champions League and it is fair to say there hasn’t been many games which have failed to live up to the hype that these two sides bring to Europe’s elite team competition.

There has yet to be a goalless draw in all 25 European games where they have pitted their wits against each other and I am sure this game will be no different.

Ahead of Saturday’s La Liga encounter with Leganes, Real have only failed to score just once in their 22 games – a 1-0 defeat to Espanyol on 27th February.

Goals are almost a banker in this encounter, so a good bet to go with is for both teams to score in each half at 6/1.

Real to reign in Spain

The Spanish side have lost just one of their last 19 home Champions League games, and that happened to be last time out.

That almost proved to be fateful one though as they surrendered a 3-0 lead before Cristiano Ronaldo sealed their spot in the last four with a stoppage-time penalty.

Their record still looks a formidable one and they look an attractive 11/8 to score the opening goal and then go on to win the match and book their spot in the final.




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