Each of the four remaining teams in the UEFA Champions League is down to one more chance to make it into the Final. This week sees the second leg of the semi-finals set to go, and while there are a pair of definite favorites in the two ties, they will be well aware that the leads they possess will mean very little if they have an off day this week. Roma came back from behind to beat Barcelona in the last round, while Real Madrid needed a dramatic last-minute penalty call to finally put Juventus away in the second leg. We really should not take anything for granted, especially when we are talking about the 4 of the best teams that Europe has to offer right now. Real Madrid comes into their home leg of the semi-final after picking up an excellent 2-1 win in Munich. What that means is that Bayern needs to come out in search of the win, while Madrid goes looking for the goal that could kill this tie off, especially if they score first. This is going to be a brilliant chess match between a pair of great teams, but who will come out on top? Let’s review all information and betting odds.


Game Information

What: What: Bayern Munich Vs Real Madrid (Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg)
When: Tuesday, May 1 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
TV: ESPN, FOX Sports
The Line: Real Madrid pk, -½ -115 | +111 | U 3½ -120


Why bet on Real Madrid

There are still a lot of football fans out there claiming that Real Madrid does not deserve to be here. That claim goes back to the quarter-final second leg in Spain, with Real starting out with a 3-0 lead they picked up on the road versus Juventus. The Italians clawed that deficit back, but with the game heading to extra-time, Real Madrid was awarded a dubious penalty call that handed them a spot in the semi-finals. Lucky or not, you cannot deny the history that this team has in the tournament, as they are the two-time defending champions. You need to be very good to achieve that feat, but you also need a little luck along the way. Their 2-1 win in the opening leg was well deserved, but this tie is not done. Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has claimed that his team needs an early goal here, so look for them to come out with guns blazing.

Real Madrid Vs Bayern Munich Game Information and Betting Odds


Why bet on Bayern Munich

All the pressure in on Bayern Munich for this second leg, as they need to come out and win by a couple of goals if they are to move on to the final. This is a team that is certainly good enough to go into Madrid and gets the win, but you have to think that they need to avoid giving up the early goal that Zidane has talked about. Munich may need to weather an early storm before being able to pile any pressure on Madrid, and if they can survive the opening 20 minutes, this game really could go either way. Let’s not forget that Madrid looked very nervy in that second leg against Juventus, and an early goal from Munich could rattle them. On the downside of things, Bayern has lost in each of their last three 2-leg meetings with Spanish clubs in this competition.

Real Madrid Vs Bayern Munich Game Information and Betting Odds 2


Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Real Madrid is looking for their third straight UCL title, a feat that would be unprecedented in the modern day game. They have some work to do to get it, but I do think they get the job done here.

Predicted Score: Real Madrid 2 Bayern Munich 1


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