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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen - Champions League Preview and Odds

18/04/2017

Champions League Preview and Odds - Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen

April 18, 2017 19:45pm - Estádio Santiago Bernabeu

Referee: AViktor Kassai

Champions League - Knockout Stage

Real Madrid will seek to maintain their slender 2-1 advantage when they welcome Bayern Munich to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

Two second-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Real Madrid came away from the first-leg of this Champions League quarter-final with a 2-1 lead.

The teams will meet for the 24th time in history on Tuesday night with Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti seeking to eliminate the side that he led to glory in this competition just three years ago. Currently, the sides are tied on five wins apiece in European Cup knockout matches.

The Spanish side come into this game on the back of a 3-2 win away at Sporting Gijon at the weekend. However, they fielded a much-changed side for that clash and will be back to full-strength on Tuesday (subject to injury). One player that did feature in Asturias was Sergio Ramos who is set to make his 100th Champions League appearance this week.

Meanwhile, the German side were held to a 0-0 draw away to Bayer Leverkusen despite having the advantage of an extra man for the last half hour.

Team news

Gareth Bale (calf problem), Pepe (double leg fracture) and Raphael Varane (hamstring) will be missing from the home side.

Meanwhile, the visitors will have to make do without Javi Martinez (suspended), Jerome Boateng (adductor problem), Mats Hummels (ankle) and Christian Fruchtl (ankle).

Recent form (All competitions)

Real Madrid: WWDWW

Bayern Munchen: DLWLW

Betting odds and tips

Having missed a penalty to go 2-0 up in the first leg, the Bavarians will be looking to make amends by once again taking the game to their rivals in the opening exchanges of this match. If they can grab an early goal it could get interesting and we should expect goals at both ends. However, Real Madrid are notoriously strong at home in this completion and should have enough to prevail. A draw with both teams getting on the score sheet looks to be a very feasible outcome in this one.

You can back the Draw and Both Teams to Score at 10/3 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris