Once again, the self-styled Special One is making a major impact and he will now be looking to secure the Champions League with a third club having already lifted the European Cup with Porto and Internazionale.
Real were seconds away from claiming a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena in the first leg last week, although Mario Gomez’s late winner means that the tie is very much in the balance, with Bayern needing a draw or better to reach the final which will be played at their own ground.
The bookies make the Spanish side favourites to qualify, with Real available at 4/6 (bet365 £200 free bets) to reach the Champions League final in Munich and they will be full of confidence following that El Clasico victory which saw the Madrid side execute a perfect strategy.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and the former Manchester United man holds the key in this contest, with the bookies offering 11/4 (Stan James free bets) that he opens the scoring, something which would give the Spanish league leaders the box seat when it comes to going through.
If you fancy Real to win the match, odds of 4/7 (Betfred) are available about a home win which seems reasonable when you consider that the only team to have won at the Santiago Bernabeu this term is Barcelona.
Nevertheless, Bayern were able to rest their star men for Saturday’s 2-1 win at Werder Bremen, with Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez getting a breather before Wednesday’s crunch clash.
The trio will line up for this match and Bayern know that a precious away goal will need Real needing two simply to take the game into extra-time, with the German side available at 6/5 (bet365) to qualify for the Champions League final two years after losing to Inter Milan at the same stage.
The visitors can be backed at 6/1 (Boylesports) to win Wednesday night’s game and they certainly have the capability to provide a shock, especially with Gomez and Robben in attack. The latter has previously been on the books at Real Madrid and would love to silence the home supporters.