Champions League Quarterfinals: Real Madrid vs Bayern MunichPublished April 18, 2017 by Sol FH
Real Madrid in excellent position after winning first leg away. Bayern in rare must win situation tonight at 19:45 GMT.
Seeing Bayern Munich lose at home is a rare site, but Real Madrid is one of the few teams that have accomplished this feat. Last week's first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals went in their favor 2-1 giving them excellent position to move onto the semifinal, but with Robert Lewandowski back in the lineup for the German champions, Real will not have an easy time containing the explosive Bayern offense.
Robert Lewandowski has not played since April 8. The Polish striker had scored 38 goals in 40 games for Bayern, but a shoulder injury kept him on the sidelines for the last ten days. He was seriously missed in the first leg, but his return will be welcomed for Bayern, especially with their weakened defense. Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng are both out with injuries and Javi Martinez is out after being sent off in the first leg, so Real could have an easier time reaching the Bayern goal.
Real will also be without one of their stars, as Gareth Bale will miss tonight's match after picking up an ankle injury in the first leg. Bayern do not have a good away record against Real losing eight of their last ten matches in all competitions. The last time that Bayern beat Real at Bernabeu was back in 2001. If Real can successfully advance to the semifinals tonight it would be a record for the team with seven semifinals appearances in a row.
Champions League Online Betting
The Champions League is live at bet365 Sports tonight with the UK-based online bookmaker offering attractive odds ahead of, and throughout all the action. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are almost even in the odds with Los Blancos at 2.40 and Bayern at 2.87. The odds to qualify are quite interesting, as in the event that Bayern can overcome the odds and move onto the semifinals, punters will get odds at 4.00. Correct Score odds are of the most profitable if your pick is right with markets beginning at 8.00 for a 1-1 draw increasing substantially thereafter.