We come in hot, off nailing the first Semifinal between Liverpool and Roma. I was thinking of how I could thank King Salah but sometimes silence is golden……
Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid
What more can you of a match? Some would say to be playing in the final. I would beg to differ as now we get a chance to see these teams face off twice in a two-legged fixture that is sure to bring out the blood pressure medication.
What’s at stake? Not much just Real Madrid trying to 3-peat as Champions in this tournament something unheard of, as they are the only ones to go back to back. For the Germans, the coveted treble that only seven clubs have been able to obtain with Barcelona doing it twice. Munich can also become a team to taste the champagne once again as they accomplished this feat in 2012/2013. Take a minute to cherish the memorable season.
This years edition of the Champions League has brought us thrilling matches. High scoring affairs; that have pundits scratching their heads at the outcomes. Roberto Firmino’s goal that put The Reds up 4-0 assured us this would end as the highest scoring tournament of its kind in history. There have been a total of 384 goals in the 121 matches thus far breaking last years record.
The Allianz Arena, a venue that takes your breath away, and that’s what the Germans have done to visiting clubs, going undefeated this season playing at home. The Germans haven’t tasted defeat at the Allianz in 21 instances, and in 14 of those matches, they netted at least three goals.
When these two clubs have faced off, Real Madrid has beaten the Germans 4 out of the last 5 times. Madrid, have been the kryptonite to Bayern as have been Spanish sides knocking out Bayern out of its previous four appearances in the Champions League.
I fancied Bayern to win this match, but at that price I cant bet it. Books have Bayern favored substantially to win at home paying only even money with the draw a loss (3-way line). Money line they are almost 2-1 favorites with the draw returning your money, but still, I find that expensive. Instead, we op to find value in these other lines, Good Luck!
Bayern Team Total over 1.5
Both Teams to score
Will a goal be scored in both halves? Yes
Robert Lewandowski scored a goal
Total Bookings over 5
Bayern Corner Spread More corner kicks-.5