Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich prediction, odds, time: 2024 UEFA Champions League picks, best bets for May 8

Real Madrid look to move closer to another trophy after recently winning their 36th La Liga title when they host Bayern Munich on Wednesday for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal tie. Real Madrid, who have captured the crown in this competition a record 14 times, battled Bayern to a 2-2 draw in the first leg to extend their UCL unbeaten streak to a club record-tying 11 games. Los Blancos are also unbeaten in their last 20 contests across all competitions and have gone without a loss in seven straight Champions League matches against the Bavarians, recording five wins and two draws. Real Madrid eliminated Bayern in the UCL semifinals in both 2014 and 2018, as well as the quarterfinals in 2017, and went on to win the title each time.

Kickoff at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is set for 3 p.m. ET. Los Blancos are -105 favorites (risk $105 to win $100) in the latest Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich odds, while the Bavarians are +260 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +270 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023, he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That included an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit. Anybody following saw big returns.

Now, Eimer has broken down Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich from every angle and revealed his picks and UEFA Champions League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid:

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich money line: Madrid -105, Bayern +260, Draw +270

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich over/under: 2.5 goals

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich spread: Los Blancos -0.5 (-105)

RM: Los Blancos haven’t lost since Jan. 18, a 4-2 setback against Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16 in the Copa del Rey

in the Round of 16 in the Copa del Rey BM: The Bavarians have allowed more than one goal in just one of their last nine UCL matches

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Real Madrid

Los Blancos will be eager to get back in the win column after playing to draws in each of their last four Champions League matches, including one in the second leg of their quarterfinal tie against Manchester City that forced them to get past the defending champions on penalty kicks. Scoring in the UCL has not been an issue for Real Madrid, as they have converted in 28 consecutive matches in the competition since suffering a 3-0 loss in December 2018 against CSKA Moscow. The club should have no problem extending that streak on Wednesday, since Bayern have gone 16 straight games against Los Blancos without posting a clean sheet.

Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior lead Real Madrid and are among seven players tied for fifth in the UCL with five goals. Rodrygo converted in both legs of the quarterfinals, while Vinicius recorded a brace in the first leg against the Bavarians. English midfielder Jude Bellingham has also been a solid contributor in the competition, as he has scored five goals and notched four assists to share second place with Rodrygo and four others. See which team to pick here.

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Why you should back Bayern Munich

The Bavarians are led offensively by Harry Kane, who is tied with PSG’s Kylian Mbappe for first in the Champions League with eight goals. The 30-year-old English striker provided Bayern with a 2-1 lead against Real Madrid in the first leg when he converted in the 57th minute, giving him four goals in his last four UCL matches. Kane, who leads the German Bundesliga with a career-high 36 goals, is tied for eighth in this competition with three assists.

Since mid-December, Kane has recorded 22 goals in 24 contests across all competitions, never going more than two consecutive matches without a goal during that span. Winger Leroy Sane ended a lengthy drought by converting in the 53rd minute of the first leg. The 28-year-old had gone 27 games across all competitions without a goal after registering a brace on Oct. 28 against Darmstadt 98 in a Bundesliga match. See which team to pick here.

How to make Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich picks

Eimer has broken down Wednesday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in a pair of confident best bets, including one that offers a plus-money payout, and is offering a full breakdown of this UEFA Champions League clash. He’s sharing his Champions League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid have all the value, all from the soccer expert who was up well over $2,500 for $100 players in 2023, and find out.

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