Real Madrid (2) vs. (1) Bayern Munich: Champions League Quarter-Final Second Leg – Match Preview

Real Madrid are big favourites to reach the Champions League semi-final going into the second leg of their tie with Bayern Munich.

Madrid lead 2-1 having secured a brilliant victory in Germany last week, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in the second half.

Bayern were the better side in the first half and Arturo Vidal opened the scoring, however the midfield blazed a penalty well over the bar before the break.

Madrid produced another recovery on the weekend as they edged past Sporting Gijon 3-2, with Isco scoring twice.

Munich were held to a goalless draw by Bayer Leverkusen, however remain comfortably clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Enhanced match odds

Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich: 5/1 with Paddy Power*

Champions League form: Real Madrid W4 D1 L0; Bayern Munich W3 D0 L2
Champions League top scorers
Real Madrid – Karim Benzema 5 goals
Bayern Munich – Robert Lewandowski 7 goals

Team news
Gareth Bale has been ruled out for Madrid after he missed the weekend’s victory over Gijon through injury.

Isco is likely to take his place, but James Rodriguez is another who could start.

Bayern will be without the banned Javi Martinez, who was sent off in the first leg.

Robert Lewandowski remains a big doubt but is likely to be risked here after missing the home tie with a shoulder injury.

Expected starting XI’s
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal; Robben, Thiago, Ribery; Lewandowski

Predictions

Result: Real Madrid (6/4 with 888 Sport)

Correct Score: 2-1 (10/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sergio Ramos (11/2 with Paddy Power)

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