The stage is set for the most-anticipated clash of titans as two of the European juggernauts Bayern Munich and Real Madrid square off against each other in the first leg of all important semifinal contest, at Allianz Arena. Wednesday’s exhilarating Champions League fixture is scheduled to kickoff at 7:45 GMT.
The five-time Champions League winners paved their way into the semifinals stage after a hard-fought clash in the last eight against Spanish rivals Sevilla. Bayern managed a 2-1 lead in the first leg of the contest away from home. Despite an early lead from the Spanish hosts, the Bavarians came back strong in the game and carried a slight one-goal lead into the home fixture. Meanwhile, the riveting contest at Allianz finished all square handing the German giants the passage to the last 4 stage.
Meanwhile, the Bundesliga champions are goings through an impressive domestic run at the moment. The Bavarians have managed a hat-trick of wins in the domestic league and cup competitions. After securing the passage to the finals of DFB Pokal, Jupp Heynckes men registered a 3-0 win over Hannover in their last weekend’s Bundesliga fixture. Considering the rampant form of the hosts particularly at this ground, Bayern Munich are looking solid to hunt down the 12 times Champions League winners.
On the other hand, “the Picasso of Champions League,” Real Madrid are eyeing a historical 13th European triumph as they have managed their way into the semifinals for yet another season. The defending champions had a thrilling encounter in the quarterfinal stage against Italian rivals Juventus. After carrying a tremendous 3-0 lead in the away leg, Los Blancos found themselves in back-foot in the Bernebau clash as Juventus went up 3-0 till the very end of the game. However, Real Madrid were awarded a penalty in the 90th minute of the game following a boiling outburst. Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up and scored for the spot to guide his side into the semifinal showdown.
Zidane’s troops were involved in a 1-1 draw against Athletic Club in their last La Liga encounter. With the service of prolific striker Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid posses all the required Arsenal for the thrilling face-off against Bayern Munich. Besides, no team has been able to knock Los Blancos out of the Champions League competition over three years period which makes them more than worthy of registering another win in the campaign.
The hosts have a long list of absentees ahead of the reverse clash. Midfielder Arturo Vidal, who suffered a knee injury at the start of the month is out for the season.
Similarly, midfielder Corentin Tolisso is sidelined from the semifinal fixture following a bruised leg.
Furthermore, midfielder Kingsley Coman (Ankle injury) and prolific goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (Broken foot) are still out of the action for the Bavarians.
The visitors will travel to Germany with only one injury concern as defender Nacho Fernandez is still recovering from his thigh injury.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Prediction
Wednesday’s Champions league meeting will be the 25th times these two former Champions collide against each other in the European platform. With 11 each win record among both these team, the first-leg fixture promises to be a belter of a contest.
Bayern Munich will be hoping to take advantage of the home conditions against the mighty Spanish rivals. With the home fans supporting them from back, the Bavarians are sure to showcase a promising display.
On the other hand, Zidane’s troops will be eyeing to dismantle the home side with a fierce display of attacking football. Los Blancos are more than capable of pulling off a stunning win in the quest for 13th Champions League triumph.
With both the sides looking in good shape, we expect a riveting 90 minutes of football match. Prior to their same status, we predict a 2-2 first-leg thrilling draw.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
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And, if you are thinking about betting on a single player to score, then you can go for Cristiano Ronaldo as he is in prolific form across all competitions.