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May 8th: Wednesday’s European Double – 3/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

With Real Madrid welcoming Bayern Munich to the Spanish capital for their Champions League semi-final showdown on Wednesday night, we have a pair of heavyweight European battles on the cards.

As a spot in the final of this season’s Europa Conference League hangs in the balance as Fiorentina travel to Club Brugge, there are plenty of intriguing betting markets.

So, for those of you looking to stick on a Wednesday flutter, we have found a pair of European betting tips that can offer great value.

17:45 Club Brugge vs Fiorentina

Eventually claiming what was a crucial first-leg advantage in Tuscany last week, Fiorentina will be more than aware that they face a season-defining battle on Wednesday evening. Eventually clinging to an action-packed 3-2 victory, the Viola once again have all of their eggs placed in this season’s Europa Conference League basket.

Suffering major European heartbreak last year as they were hit with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Premier League outfit West Ham, Vincenzo Italiano’s men are desperate to go one-step further this time around.

However, failing to pick up any kind of momentum last weekend as they slumped to a 2-1 loss against Verona, the former Sepia boss has seen his squad gain a reputation for their extended inconsistencies outside of Tuscany.

Including a 4-1 drumming against Europa League semi-finalists Atalanta on April 24th, Fiorentina have collected just a pair of wins from any of their last 12 straight showdowns away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi – a run that stems all the way back to December 22nd.

On the flip side, while Club Brugge might have suffered that first-leg 3-2 defeat over in Italy last week, Wednesday’s hosts should be confident of mounting a famous comeback on home soil.

Making an immediate return to winning ways last weekend as they clinched a 2-1 victory against Antwerp, Nicky Hayen’s men have continued on an eye-catching purple patch.

In fact, the Belgian giants have won eight of their previous nine appearances across all competitions and they have found a major clinical edge in the final third.

Causing Fiorentina’s leaky defence a string of issues over in Tuscany last week, it should be highlighted that Club Brugge will won all of their previous six straight showdowns at the Jan Breydel Stadium by an aggregate score of 17-2.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score @ 8/11 with Pribet

20:00 Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

Officially getting their hands on a history-making 36th domestic crown last weekend, Real Madrid certainly have their sights set on completing a famous late silverware sweep. Although Los Blancos might have eventually settled for a 2-2 stalemate when they travelled over to Munich for their first-leg battle, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be smelling the chance to make another statement here.

With many tipping the European icons as the standout Champions League contender over the next month, the former AC Milan boss will have a real party atmosphere in his camp on Wednesday night.

Breezing their way to a 3-0 romp at home against Cadiz last time out, Madrid have not suffered a single defeat in any of their previous 20 consecutive appearances across all competitions.

Sending Premier League heavyweights Manchester City packing last month, Ancelotti’s men have remarkably not suffered a single defeat in front of their own supporters over the past 13 months – a run that stems back to a 3-2 loss against Villarreal in April 2023.

Relinquishing their Bundesliga crown to a high-flying Bayer Leverkusen last month, it is no secret that Bayern Munich have come under a huge amount of scrutiny this season and now face the real possibility of ending 2024 without a piece of silverware to their name.

With it already confirmed that Thomas Tuchel will be leaving the Allianz at the end of the season, the German giants will be more than aware that they have a monumental challenge on their hands here.

Failing to pick up any kind of momentum last weekend as they suffered a 3-1 drumming against Stuttgart, the former Chelsea boss has seen his squad show a host of issues on the road.

It should be highlighted, Bayern have recorded just two wins from any of their previous nine appearances away from the Allianz and they have not recorded a clean sheet on their travels since opening 2024.

Betting Tip: Vinicius Junior to score anytime @ 7/5 with Luckster

Wednesday’s European Double

  • Club Brugge vs Fiorentina – Both teams to score @ 8/11
  • Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich – Vinicius Junior to score anytime @ 7/5

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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