Champions League preview: Real Madrid v Bayern Munich
Real Madrid face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight with a place in May’s showpiece final at stake.
Bayern hold a 2-1 lead from last week’s first leg at the Allianz Arena but will have their work cut-out against an in form Real side who come into the match off the back of a vital victory over Spanish title rivals Barcelona at the weekend.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is looking to secure his third Champions League trophy following previous successes with Porto and Milan, while his Bayern counterpart Jupp Heynckes actually won the tournament with Real back in 1998.
The winners of the tie over the two legs will face Chelsea in the final after the Blues’ astounding 2-2 draw with holders Barcelona last night put them through 3-2 on aggregate.
Bet365 make Real Madrid 1/2 favourites to win on the night, with Bayern offered at 11/2. The draw is priced at 10/3.
Real are 8/13 to qualify over the two legs, while Bayern are available at 13/10 to progress on aggregate.
Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo is 13/5 favourite to score the first goal.