Real Madrid and Bayern are two biggest favorites for winning the Champions League this season. Since this competition was introduced in 1992, these two teams have won the trophy eight times in total (six times Real Madrid, two times Bayern Munich). Obviously, both sides have an impressive pedigree, so who’s gonna win the game at the Allianz Arena in Munich? To learn more about that match, make sure to read this Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Match Preview till the end.
Bayern Munich are already crowned the champions of Bundesliga for 2017/2018 season. It’s not a big surprise, actually, considering that they won this competition for six seasons in a row. But, Bayern haven’t been that dominating in the Champions League. Still, they did win it two times in this century, which must be regarded as a great success. But, their fans demand more.
And it seems that they have every right to expect their team to do well in the Champions League. This team has some of the best players on the planet. In fact, there are at least two top-class players in each position on the pitch. Still, there’s one guy that stands out from the crowd. I’m talking about Robert Lewandowski.
The 29-years-old striker is one of the most expensive players on the planet, which shouldn’t surprise you, considering that he’s been scoring a huge number of goals each season. Since he’s moved to Germany from his native Poland in 2010, Lewa has scored at least 15 goals each season. He scored 30 goals in the previous two seasons of Bundesliga and is on the way to do the same this season. So far, he has 28 goals to his name in Bundesliga, while his score in the Champions League is five goals.
Of course, Bayern is not all about Lewandowski. Actually, they seem to be playing well even when he is not on the team. The German champion has plenty of other players that could make the things bad for Real Madrid. The best thing is that a majority of them are fit and ready for the duel on Wednesday evening!
The reigning champion of the Champions League hopes to win the trophy once again. However, it seems that the success of Los Blancos is directly connected to the form of their best player, Cristiano Ronaldo. The good news for them is that CR7 has been simply brilliant lately. Since the year’s started, he’s scored 26 goals for Real Madrid!
Ronaldo and his teammates seem to be great when playing away from home. In fact, Real Madrid have won each of their previous five away games, even though they faced some really heavyweight teams, like Juventus and PSG.
There’s no doubt that Los Blancos will have a huge motivation in this match. The reason is not just that they want to get to the final. It’s also because they have already lost the battle for winning La Liga trophy. But, that won’t matter if they manage to win the Champions League for the third time in a row!
- Arturo Vidal (injury)
- Kingsley Coman (injury)
- Manuel Neuer (injury)
- Corentin Tolisso (doubtful)
Real Madrid absentees:
- Nacho (doubtful)
Ulreich – Boateng, Hummels, Bernat, Kimmich – Thiago Alcântara, Martínez, Rodriguez – Robben, Ribery, Lewandowski
Navas – Ramos, Varane, Carvajal, Marcelo – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco – Benzema, Ronaldo
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Match Prediction
Bayern Munich are without a home defeat for nearly a year and I think it will stay that way. Led by one of the most experienced coaches in the world of football, Jupp Heynckes, Bayern know how to play big matches. I think they will do all in their power not to concede a goal and knowing how great their attackers are, they might even score one or two goals.
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Betting Tips
- Double Chance 1X @1.28 (bet365)
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.60 (Unibet)