Kick Off: 1945, 01/05/2018
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
TV: BT Sport
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Real Madrid remained on course for a third straight Champions League triumph when beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in Germany and can finish this semi-final tie off in style in Spain.
The Whites weren’t at their best at Allianz Arena but still found a way to come out on top and we can’t see a way back for Bayern at the Bernabeu.
We’re kicking off our Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich betting predictions by backing Zinedine Zidane’s side to prevail again at 11/10.
A Look At Real Madrid’s Betting Odds
Real fell behind in the first encounter when Joshua Kimmich beat Keylor Navas at his near post.
That was another error from the goalkeeper, who was culpable for a Juventus goal in the quarter-finals and could well be replaced this summer.
However, just as Bayern looked set to celebrate a deserved lead at half-time, Marcelo fired in an equaliser against the run of play.
Rafinha’s sloppy pass later allowed Marco Asensio to coolly put Real ahead and they are now in pole position to book a place in the final.
Despite holding the upper hand, Zidane has urged his players to start with an attacking mentality and increase their advantage.
“The key for us is to go out to win the game,” he said. “No need to take chances, to play on the back foot, nor to do anything strange. We’ve got to go out and get an early goal.”
The Frenchman insisted Real will learn from the quarter-final scare, when Juve led 3-0 at the Bernabeu before Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue.
He added: “After the Juventus match, we know we’ll need to approach the Bayern result differently, otherwise things could go badly for us. We can’t have another night like that.”
Defender Nacho should be available having returned to training following injury, but play-maker Isco and full-back Dani Carvajal are doubts after sustaining problems last Wednesday in Bavaria.
A Look At Bayern Munich’s Betting Odds
Bayern were left to rue missing chances to increase their first-half advantage in Munich, with Franck Ribery guilty of fluffing the best opening.
Jupp Heynckes believes his side can bounce back at the Bernabeu, as they did in last season’s quarter-finals, when winning 2-1 in 90 minutes, before being blown away in extra-time.
He declared: “We have to be more efficient than in the first leg. We’ve scored goals all season and I hope we’ll see that clinical finishing that’s been a mark of our game all year.
“We attacked in Munich and only conceded two because of mistakes by our players. It had nothing to do with being open or a lack of organisation.
“It could come down to little things, so players need to remain alert and limit any possible mistakes. We want to do things differently from the first leg – which includes scoring.”
At their best, Bayern would be capable of turning things around, but the injury problems are mounting for Heynckes.
FC Hollywood were without Manuel Neuer, Arturo Vidal and David Alaba for the opening encounter and then saw Arjen Robben, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez pick up knocks in that match.
Alaba and Martinez have travelled to Madrid, but it remains to be seen whether they will be able to have an impact on proceedings.
Punters can get 35/4 for the Whites to prevail 2-1 again in the second leg and that completes our Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich betting tips.
BAYERN MUNICH 1-2 REAL MADRID – Joshua Kimmich + Marcelo, Marco Asensio
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