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Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid - European heavyweights set to serve goals

High scoring draw predicted in ICC contest between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid
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Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are tipped to serve up a high scoring draw in ICC clash (Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


An open contest is expected when Bayern Munich and Real Madrid meet in an International Champions Cup fixture at the NRG Stadium. Both teams are known for their exciting attacks and are tipped to produce over 3.5 goals. 

They also appear equally matched at the moment and should battle to a stalemate at odds of 3.50.

FC Bayern Munich Form & Team News


Bayern Munich are coming off a 2-1 defeat to English Premier League club Arsenal in their opening fixture in the competition. Robert Lewandowski struck a second half equaliser for the Bavarians, who fell behind right after the restart before conceding a late winner.

It was the first taste of preseason action for Nico Kovac’s men, who ended the previous German Bundesliga season unbeaten in their last 12 matches. They are priced at 2.87 to beat Real Madrid but having produced over 3.5 goals in seven of their last 12 matches, a similar outcome is expected on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to good effect against Arsenal and the striker is likely to play from the start this time. Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman were also second half substitutes last time out and could be handed starts on Sunday.

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Bayern Munich have seen over 3.5 goals in seven of their last 12 matches (Getty Images)

Real Madrid CF Form & Team News


This will be the first preseason appearance for Real Madrid with the Spanish giants looking to build some momentum ahead of their Spanish La Liga campaign. They impressed in last year’s ICC claiming two wins in three matches to finish sixth.

Zinedine Zidane’s men head into Sunday’s clash unbeaten in eight of their last 12 matches and are backed at odds of 2.30 for a win. They are known for their attacking style of play and have produced over 3.5 goals in two of their last three matches.

Real Madrid have been busy in the transfer window with five players joining the club. Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard are expected to bolster the team’s attacking ranks and should feature on Sunday alongside Karim Benzema, who was top scorer last season.

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Real Madrid are expected to pose a huge attacking threat with Eden Hazard in their ranks (Getty Images)

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Head to Head


Real Madrid have a 9-7 edge with two draws from 18 previous matches against Bayern Munich. Both teams played out a 2-2 draw in the semi final of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League and are also scheduled to meet again at the Audi Cup at the end of July.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Match Up


Robert Lewandowski was top scorer for Bayern last season and the Polish striker appears to have picked up where he left off. With Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry providing support, the Bavarians should have enough to trouble Madrid.

Real Madrid’s attack will come under a lot of scrutiny following the acquisition of Eden Hazard and Luca Jovic. With Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio also expected to feature, the Spaniards are expected to give the Germans a hard time.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Key Statistics


  • Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayern Munich have seen over 3.5 goals in 7 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in 8 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Real Madrid have seen over 3.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Verdict

Matches between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are usually exciting affairs filled with goals. I am tipping over 3.5 goals with both teams predicted to battle to a draw at odds of 3.50.
Best Bet: Over 3.5 Goals @2.25 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @3.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score: 2-2 Draw @11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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