Bayern Munich take a 2-1, first-leg lead to the Bernabeu as they look to secure a place in a Champions League final that will be held at their own stadium but bookies still fancy second-leg hosts Real Madrid to progress, Ladbrokes chalking them up at 4/6 in the qualification betting.
The Bundesliga outfit are a 6/5 chance at Skybet to complete the job and get through and 11/2 with Boylesports to beat Jose Mourinho’s troops again but fresh from effectively sealing the Spanish title with a 2-1 triumph at Barcelona in El Clasico at the weekend, the buoyant hosts perhaps have the edge, especially as Saturday also confirmed that Munich wouldn’t be winning the German crown.
Of course domestic matters won’t impact on this contest too much but Real’s Camp Nou success will nevertheless fill them with confidence and that combined with home advantage should see them emerge triumphant in the match, an outcome Blue Square offer at 8/15.
However, that won’t be before they endure some hardship and with that in mind, BetVictor’s 7/2 for Mourinho’s charges to seal victory despite a drawn first period catches they eye in the Spanish capital.
Perhaps not surprisingly meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is Stan James’ first scorer favourite at 3/1 and at the other end Ladbrokes rate prolific Bayern front man Mario Gomez at 11/5 to strike at any point.