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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich Preview

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
3 May 2024, 11:47

The first leg, held at the Allianz Arena, ended in a draw, leaving the tie wide open and increasing the pressure on this upcoming match. Real Madrid, with their historical prowess in the competition, and Bayern Munich, keen on redeeming a season that saw them lose the Bundesliga title, are both expected to bring their best to this game. Real Madrid, known for their exceptional performances in critical Champions League matches, will look to leverage their home advantage. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich's resilience and tactical acumen under coach Thomas Tuchel will be crucial as they aim to upset the home side and secure their place in the final.  

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid Preview

Real Madrid enters the second leg with a formidable record in this season's Champions League, remaining unbeaten with victories over some of the toughest European sides. Despite missing key players like Dani Carvajal due to suspension and David Alaba due to injury, Madrid's squad depth allows them to field a strong lineup. Players like Jude Bellingham, who has returned to form after illness, and the experienced midfield trio of Modrić, Kross, and Valverde, will be pivotal in controlling the game's tempo. The team's ability to perform under pressure is well-documented, with Santiago Bernabeu being an additional factor that will help Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich Preview

Having relinquished their Bundesliga crown to Bayer Leverkusen, the Champions League represents their last chance to salvage a trophy from this season. Thomas Tuchel is known for his meticulous preparation and will have analysed the first leg to adjust his tactics accordingly. Despite injuries to key players like Kingsley Coman and uncertainties around Matthijs de Ligt's availability, Bayern's squad depth is notable, with players like Leroy Sane, who was impeccable in the first match and Jamal Musiala ready to step up. Moreover, the German giants will rely heavily on their offensive capabilities, particularly through Harry Kane, who has been in stellar form this season, scoring 42 goals across all competitions. The synergy between Kane and the dynamic midfield, including Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, will be critical in breaking down Madrid's defence.

Betting Tips for Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid to Win

Despite that Real did not perform as well as usual in Allianz Arena, the team still managed to use their moments, exploiting weaknesses in the Bayern’s defence, a strategy that will likely be repeated in the second match. It is most likely that we will see a completely different team, as it usually happens with Madrid during Champions League home matches. Tuchel was well-prepared for the first game, surprising Ancelotti at times, but it is hard to believe that he will be able to do anything with Real’s magic and individual skills of its players. Unibet gives 1.97 for this Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich prediction. 

Both Teams to Score

It is hard to expect that the teams will leave the pitch goalless, given that both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have one of the best attacking lines in Europe. At the same time, Bayern showed that the team has a key over Madrid’s defence, while it is unlikely to expect that Real will show the defensive masterclass as it was in the second match with Manchester City. For its turn, Real can score at any minute of the match, relying on exceptional abilities of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo. Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.61.

Serge Gnabry to Score at Any Time 

Thomas Tuchel promises to everyone that we will see a goal by Serge Gnabry and while it did not happen in the first match, the German emphasised that there is still a second match. With Bayern’s active flank use and exceptional Rudiger’s one-on-one pressing over Harry Kane, it is quite possible that it will be exactly a winger that will have its moment in front of Andriy’s Lunin net, as it was in the first match, with a goal and several moments that had Leroy Sane. For this Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich tip, Unibet gives 5.00.

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