Real Madrid v Bayern: Isco set to shine again for Los Blancos
All signs point to another Real victory
Real Madrid’s bid for a third Champions League crown is still on course following a 2-1 victory against Bayern Munich in their Quarter-Final first leg. And we’re tipping Zinedine Zidane’s side to finish the job with another victory – aided by a certain midfield magician.
The hosts’ recent form has been truly sensational, with Los Blancos winning 14 of their last 16 games, netting 42 goals in the process. By contrast, visitors Bayern are enduring something of a wobble at present. They’ve won just one of their last four games in all competitions, with that defeat to Real following a surprise 1-0 loss at the hands of Hoffenheim. That means the hosts look generously priced at 13/10 for victory, with Der FCB 19/10 to pull off a win, and 11/4 for honours-even on the night.
And we look certain to see goals. Real have scored in every one of their 49 games this season, while Bayern have registered in 23 of their last 25 outings. So the 4/11 for Both Teams to Score looks to be a banker, though the 12/5 for Real to win and BTTS could prove the more lucrative selection.
While it’s been the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema who’ve shone in front of goal so far in the hosts’ UCL campaign, we reckon it’s time for Isco to make his mark on the competition. The midfielder is in fine form at present, netting three times in his last four games, as well as registering in Spain’s meeting with Israel at the end of March. There’s 29/10 on offer for him to net anytime, while 5/1 says he scores and Real win.
One of the Spanish giants’ real hallmarks under Zidane has been a refusal to accept defeat – or a draw, for that matter. Los Blancos have come from behind to win in three of their last eight games, so a repeat of that feat looks generously priced at 8/1.
Finally, if you’re backing a Real win in the match betting, the 10/3 for the Bernabeu outfit to win by 1 goal should be of interest. All of Bayern’s last seven defeats have come by a single goal margin, as have four of the hosts’ last six wins.