Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are set to go head to head for a record 17th time in the history of the Champions League, and Paddy Power have lined up a pair of tantalising offers for new customers to mark their cards with.
Each side has progressed against the other exactly the same number of times - five to be exact - in the knockout stages and Paddy Power has either 8/1 (9.0) for Bayern or 18/1 (19.0) for Madrid to take massive steps to break that overall deadlock and seal a win in Bavaria tonight.
To take advantage of these huge price boosts, simply register using the link provided, back either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid at the usual odds shown on site and if your pick wins, your returns will be topped up to the enhanced value shortly after full time. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.
Last 4/5 (1.8) favourites, Paddy Power have upped Bayern Munich to 8/1 (9.0) to see off old European rivals Real Madrid. Die Roten are seeking to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals for the sixth straight season in a row and their record against their Spanish counterparts certainly puts them in a good position to do so.
Bayern have won nine of their last 11 home encounters with Madrid, with their fluent possession game always ensuring the forwards are supplied with plenty of ammunition to find the back of the net. Even with club top scorer Robert Lewandowski an injury doubt for the tie at Allianz Arena, the myriad of other attacking options available to coach Carlo Ancelotti ensures the Bavarians are always set to be a threat.
Bayern’s 24 goals, including the 10 they put past Arsenal in the last round alone, certainly ensures they remain favourites to secure their 17th straight Champions League game at home. At that rate, enhanced odds of 8/1 (9.0) certainly seems the most straightforward and worthwhile way to back the Bundesliga champions for victory.Real Madrid 18/1 (19.0) to beat Bayern Munich
Formerly 31/10 (4.1), Real Madrid are a huge 18/1 (19.0) to see off Bayern for new Paddy Power customers. Zinedine Zidane returns to a ground he has fond memories of, not as a player but when he was assistant to current Bayern boss Ancelotti in the Los Blancos dugout in 2014. There, the two had masterminded a 4-0 Madrid win in Bavaria, to date Bayern’s biggest home defeat ever.
Zidane will need to find a way to outsmart his former mentor but the squad at his disposal certainly provides him the platform. Madrid’s all-star attack have scored at least twice in every of their eight Champions League games this season and can be trusted to probe any weaknesses up against a defence that has kept only one clean sheet in seven European games.
Indeed, the story of Madrid’s season so far has been strength in depth, with their substitutes the most prolific in the competition this season. With a potent mix of methods when it comes to scoring, both from open play as well as set-pieces, the means to outscore any opponent will serve Zidane’s men - priced at an unmissable 18/1 (19.0) - well here as they seek to progress to their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final.
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