Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | UCL

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | UCL

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Preview

  • Tournament – Champions League
  • Date – Tuesday, April 30
  • Kick-off Time – 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Allianz Arena

The two European giants will battle out each other in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg tie on Tuesday, April 30. This season, both clubs are trending in opposite directions and Real Madrid has a great chance to win this tie against a vulnerable Bayern side who missed out on the Bundesliga title for the first time in 12 years.

The highly-anticipated fixture has previously been contested 26 times with Real winning 12, drawing two and losing 11 against the German stalwarts. Real Madrid are on course for a La Liga and Champions League double this season and a win on Tuesday would bring them closer to securing the European crown.

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, has endured an inconsistent season and have officially relinquished the league title for the first time in 12 years. But they still have a chance for glory in Europe, even though the Bavarians have been knocked out at this stage in the last three years. Despite the domestic setback, Bayern Munich have a superior squad who have shown their resilience and ability to perform at the highest level.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Team News

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Bayern Munich players celebrating (Getty Images)

Several first-team players are currently sidelined with their respective problems. The likes of Noussair Mazraoui (unknown), Noel Aseko Nkili (ankle), Tarek Buchmann (thigh), Aleksandar Pavlovic (knock), Sacha Boey (hamstring), Leroy Sane (groin) and Bouna Sarr (cruciate ligament) are all expected to sit out. Alphonso Davies and Kingsley Coman won’t take part in the home game against Real Madrid at Allianz Arena.

As for Real Madrid, they remain without the services of Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba due to knee injuries. But Ancelotti’s side would be boosted with the return of Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior who were subbed off against Man City due to injury concerns. Eduardo Camavinga is expected to keep his spot in the middle alongside Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Predicted Lineups

Bayern Munich Predicted XI:

Neuer; Kimmich, Upamecano, Kim, Davies; Goretzka, Laimer; Muller, Musiala, Gnabry; Kane

Real Madrid Predicted XI:

Lunin; Carvajal, Rudiger, Tchouameni, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Vinicius, Rodrygo

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head

Tuesday’s meeting between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be the 27th time these two teams square off in a competitive match. The Bavarians have won 11, lost 12, and drew three of the last 26 meetings between both sides.

Last five results:

  • Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich – UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals – May 01, 2018
  • Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals – April 25, 2018
  • Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich – UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals – April 18, 2017
  • Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals – April 12, 2017
  • Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals – April 29, 2014

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid players (Getty Images)

The Galacticos are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. They will enter this game off the back of a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad over the weekend. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are sitting comfortably at the top of the La Liga table and cruising their way to another league crown. The Spanish powerhouse have suffered just a single defeat since opening the New Year.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich has surrendered the Bundesliga title for the first time in 12 years. They have been uncharacteristically poor in their domestic campaign causing them to lose two games in a row. It remains to be seen how Tuchel fields his side against a team who have lost only once since the start of 2024.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-2 Real Madrid

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Goal Scored: 1.36
  • Games over 2.5 goals: 1.62
  • Both teams scored:  1.56

Match Odds

  • Bayern Munich Win: 2.48
  • Draw: 3.75
  • Real Madrid Win: 2.75

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Tuesday, April 30 at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App
  • USA: CBS Network
  • Italy: DAZN Sky Sport
  • Czech Republic: AMC Networks ČT

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