Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions
Two of the European heavyweights go head-to-head this weekend, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid clashing at the NRG Stadium in Houston. It forms part of the 2019 International Champions Cup series, with the champions of Germany meeting a team with serious aspirations of toppling arch-rivals Barcelona next season.
Bayern are a little more warmed up for this encounter after recently facing Arsenal in Carson, with the teams playing out an evenly-matched contest before the Gunners eventually won in the final few minutes.
Manager Niko Kovac is likely to field a similar XI to face Real Madrid, with the Croatian having made no less than eleven changes throughout the previous match and it’s possible that the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry will get more game time against a club who have a new jewel in the crown.
Eden Hazard recently completed a big money move to the Bernabeu from Stamford Bridge and the Belgian is sure to make some kind of appearance in this clash, with the attacking midfielder ultimately looking to become the best in the world.
While Hazard didn’t quite achieve those highs with Chelsea, playing for Real Madrid might bring increased rewards and we’re also likely to see Gareth Bale make an appearance despite the Spanish giants apparently prepared to listen to offers for the wantaway Welshman.
Zinedine Zidane is back at the helm and that means we’ll see more attack-minded from a Real side who were underwhelming domestically and in Europe last term, illustrating the reliance they had on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ultimately, this match is very much in the warm-up category for two teams who are only just getting back into the swing of things. Therefore, rather than consider which side might come out on top, we’ll instead look at both teams finding the net instead.
BTTS @ 1.50 with bet365