Why Bale is among best bets of Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

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Real Madrid may be outsiders for victory on the night in the Allianz Arena, after losing on four of their last five trips to Bavaria, but we still fancy Los Blancos to score in Germany and Gareth Bale could be the man to do it.

Bayern Munich may be a dominant force at home, but here are three bets we think could lay the foundations for their untimely demise in the Champions League.

Real Madrid to score between 0-1 goals @ 2/5

Los Blancos certainly face a stern test of their Champions League credentials at the Allianz, but fans of Carlo Ancelotti’s team can take heart from their previous record against the Bavarians in the European Cup, with Real scoring exactly one goal in each of their previous five visits to Munich.

With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale on their books, getting what would be a priceless away goal looks a near certainty against a Bayern side with one clean sheet in their last ten.

Gareth Bale to score anytime @ 5/2

Flu may have put pay to the Welsh Wonder’s hopes of making a significant impact in the first leg, but with Cristiano Ronaldo odds on at to score anytime, it’s Bale who should be backed to find the net in what would be his third goal in four games played on the road for Real Madrid.

Keen to cement his status as a big game player after a memorable winner in the Copa del Rey against Barcelona, Bale’s dead-ball ability and pace makes him the pick of the bunch to get a priceless goal.

Real Madrid to be 1-0 up at half-time @ 11/2

The Galacticos have made a habit of coming out the blocks fast on the road both domestically and in Europe and an early goal against Bayern Munich could set this time up nicely with Real leading 1-0 from the first leg.

Los Merengues have scored exactly one goal in the first half of five of their last six games played on the road both in Europe and La Liga.  Now could be the time to cash in on another great start.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.