Real Madrid – Bayern Munich Soccer Prediction
The Santiago Bernabeu is ready to see its white and gold-clad heroes secure their place in yet another Champions League final. The stakes could not be higher, with the ‘Galacticos’ just two games away from immortality.
This is Real’s eighth semi final in a row, and it seems written in the stars that they will become the first team to win this competition in three consecutive years. Ahead of this one, Bayern have lost six matches in a row against Real Madrid, including a 2-1 reversal in the first leg.
This game will be the 26th played between the sides in European competition, making it (competitively) the most played fixture on the entire continent! Overall the record is close, with Real winning 12 and losing 11 (two draws).
Having bowed out to Real in last year’s quarter-finals, recent history is also against the visitors, who are likely suffer their fifth straight elimination by a Spanish team, unless they can score at least twice.
There may be some hope in that regard, as Real have conceded 2+ goals at home on ten occasions this season (all competitions), including three against Juventus in the quarter final.
Players Soccer Picks:
Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has 28 goals in 28 Bundesliga matches, and will be desperate to add to his five CL goals this campaign.
Real star Cristiano Ronaldo is insatiable in the CL. This season he’s scored 15 goals in 11 CL games, and is just two goals away from his own record of 17, set in 2013/’14.
Stat Picks Soccer:
Both teams are among the top scoring teams in the CL, with Real averaging 2.55 goals per match and Bayern 2.18.
Expect fireworks – Bayern have amassed 23 yellow cards so far, which is the second most in the tournament this season. Last season, the referee had to dish out 12 yellow cards and two reds over the two games between the sides.
Soccer Prediction: Real Madrid