UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Match Preview

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The UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals second leg matches are scheduled over this midweek, and soon we will find out who will battle in the Final for the major European trophy. After a 2-1 victory in the first leg in Munich, Real Madrid welcomes Bayern Munich on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at Santiago Bernabeu, while on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, AS Roma hosts Liverpool at Stadio Olimpico after a 5-2 defeat in the first game at Anfield.

The bookies favor Real Madrid and Liverpool to reach the UEFA Champions League Final, but nothing is decided yet with 90 minutes of football left in the second leg. Bayern Munich needs to score twice at Santiago Bernabeu and earn a victory, too, while AS Roma looks for a three-goal margin win, so the fans should see plenty of excitements in both games.

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich

Three-Way: 1: Real Madrid +115; X: +300 Draw; 2: Bayern Munich +210 at BetDSI Sportsbook

Spread -0.5: Real Madrid +115; Bayern Munich -130

Total +3.5 Goals: Over -106; Under -112

REAL MADRID

Los Blancos were pretty lucky to get that 2-1 victory against the Bavarians at Allianz Arena, bagging a couple of goals out of just four shots on target, while they allowed a lot of scoring opportunities in front of their own goal, but a keeper Keylor Navas had a magnificent night, proving once again he is a world-class goalkeeper, despite a few unusual mistakes he made throughout the season. Real Madrid is playing in a shaky form recently, conceding at least a goal in each of their previous six encounters in all competitions, while recording three wins, two draws, and one defeat in the process.

Real Madrid played eleven games in the UEFA Champions League this season, recording eight wins, one stalemate, and two defeats with a goal difference of 28:13 which is 3.72 goals per contest on average, while ten out of these eleven matches had more than two goals in the total. Cristiano Ronaldo is leading his team with 42 goals in 40 appearances thus far, while Gareth Bale is behind him with 15 goals in 34 games this season. The manager Zinedine Zidane will miss the right back Daniel Carvajal due to a hamstring injury, the midfielder Isco is still doubtful with a shoulder injury, but all other players are ready for the clash.

BAYERN MUNICH

The Bavarians looked like a better rival than Los Blancos on last Wednesday, but their poor finishing job cost them a lot, as Bayern Munich will have to look for a victory at Santiago Bernabeu along with two goals on the scoreboard if they want to play in the UEFA Champions League Final. The right-back Joshua Kimmich scored the only goal for the Bavarians at home, so their frontline must step up this Tuesday on the road, while the whole team needs to defend much better in the second leg, as they were quite awful in front of the home fans.

Bayern Munich played ten games in the UEFA Champions League this season, earning eight victories, one draw, and two losses with a goal difference of 24:10 which is 3.09 goals per contest on average, while ten out of these eleven tilts had at least three goals on the scoreboard. The striker Robert Lewandowski is leading the Bavarians with 39 goals in 44 appearances this season in all competitions, and he needs to find the way through Real Madrid’s defense after a poor performance in the first leg. The manager Jupp Heynckes has big problems to field his best eleven against Los Blancos, as Manuel Neuer, Kingsley Coman, Arturo Vidal, and Jerome Boateng are all sidelined due to injuries.

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich – Betting Trends and Match Prediction

  • Real Madrid won the first leg on the road 2-1
  • Real Madrid conceded in each of their last six games
  • Real Madrid won just two out of their previous five home matches
  • Bayern Munich scored in each but one out of their last ten games overall
  • Bayern Munich won four consecutive away matches in all competitions

The visitors have to score twice here, and also to get a victory if they want to proceed, but they will have a difficult time to keep the clean sheet against Cristiano Ronaldo and co., so we should see an open-flow match with some goals on both sides. The bookies set the market for both teams to score here at -275, and it tells a lot about attacking abilities of these two clubs.

MY PICK: Over 3.5 Goals (-106)