Champions League Match Preview: Bayern Munchen vs. Real Madrid

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Updated: April 24, 2014
Bayern Munchen

Match Date: 29 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Allianz Arena

 

The pressure is to prove why they deserve to be the top pick of sports betting sites is on Bayern Munchen. The seemingly invincible Bavarians were outlasted by a determined Real Madrid. Considering the success that they had in Bundesliga as well as in the Club World Cup in Morocco, seeing them trail is quite an unlikely scenario.

 

The Bavarian’s shaky performance started when it fell victim to its own success. It is quite disappointing to witness the club suffer consecutive defeats only to find redemption in the hands of a rock-bottom club such as Braunschweig. Real Madrid is the real score. Here, their skills were readily put to the test. They may have dominated the possession during the 90-minute match, but their failure to convert questions their possibilities of nailing a back-to-back treble.

 

Nevertheless, the next match will be held in the Allianz Arena—in a ground or territory where they are the strongest. Yet, unlike the Manchester United encounter, they can neither be too sure nor too comfortable. The Los Blancos have the edge and Cristiano Ronaldo, whilst, still recovering from his hamstring injury proved that he can fulfill other roles as well. He will always be a threat and so is the heroic Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

 

Definitely, the last season champion continues to be the favorite. Yet, it will not be easy. To reach the final, the ideal set-up would be for them to score 3 goals and keep a clean sheet. Is it possible? Yes, it is possible. But as mentioned, the match against Real Madrid is a clash that will really push them to engage in a down the wire battle.

 

Prediction:  Bayern Munchen

 

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