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Real Madrid and Bayern Munich challenge for the ball during the first leg

The Champions League returns on Tuesday night and Tom Carnduff has 5/1 and 9/1 best bets for Real Madrid's clash with Bayern Munich.


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1pt Casemiro and Rafinha both to be carded at 5/1

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Real Madrid v Bayern Munich (1945 BST, BT Sport 2)

Real Madrid welcome Bayern Munich on Tuesday night as the LaLiga giants look to progress to yet another Champions League final.

Madrid carry a 2-1 lead into the second-leg thanks to goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio in the first encounter in Munich.

Zinedine Zidane's side will be looking for a third straight European title, and are set to probably meet Liverpool in the final if they can get through Tuesday without defeat.

They face a Bayern side who have been fantastic away from home this season.

The Bavarian giants have lost just two of their last 20 away from the Allianz Arena in all competitions, all 18 games being wins.

They can take confidence in Real's form in front of their home fans, winning just one of their last four. That run includes a 3-1 defeat to Juventus in the last round of this competition.

Despite that, Real are 23/20 favourites to win this one in 90 minutes, with 11/5 available on a Munich win and the draw available at a best price of 16/5.

These sides have met at the semi-final stage three times since 2011, with Bayern losing on their previous two trips to the Santiago Bernabeu. That said, they were victorious on penalties in 2012.

Real were the ones to overturn a 2-1 deficit but ultimately Bayern were successful. They'll draw upon the confidence that Jupp Heynckes was their manager the last time they were victorious here.

The referee for this one is Cuneyt Cakir from Turkey and he can be viewed as one of UEFA's stricter referees.

Bayern Munich players argue with the referee in the first leg
Bayern Munich players argue with the referee in the first leg

His last three Champions League games have averaged just under 60 booking points, 58.3 to be exact, and this game has the potential for more cards.

The first-leg may have only had three yellow cards, but their last game here saw six yellows and a red, with the meeting before having five yellows and a red.

Daniel Carvajal and Arturo Vidal are the two most carded players for these sides, but both miss out through injury.

That's why it's worth looking at Bayern's Rafinha (four yellow cards) and Real's Casemiro (seven yellows) to go into the referee's book.

It's set to be a tense, competitive affair and you won't imagine that the referee will be too lenient with some of the tackles. They double of Rafinha and Casemiro to be booked comes out at an interesting 5/1.

Score prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Bayern Munich (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)

Best bet: Casemiro and Rafinha both to be carded at 5/1

Alternative bet: BTTS, over 2.5 goals, 13+ match corners and 70+ match booking points at 9/1


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Preview posted at 1640 BST (30/04/2018)

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