Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid, Champions League: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

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Two of Europe's biggest clubs prepare to do battle
Two of Europe's biggest clubs prepare to do battle

What is it?

It's the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final between two of European football's heaviest of heavyweights.

When is it?

Wednesday April 12, 2017.

What time is kick-off?

Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli will get the match at Allianz Arena under way at the traditional time of 7.45pm (BST).

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch the match live on television, providing you have a subscription, on BT Sport 3 with the programme starting at 7pm. Alternatively, bookmark this page and follow our minute-by-minute live blog right here.

<span>The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3</span> <span>Credit: rex </span>
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3 Credit: rex

What is the team news?

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer returned to training on Monday, increasing the likelihood of him being available. Neuer, who underwent a minor operation on his left foot following a training-ground injury on March 29, missed his side's Bundesliga games against Augsburg, Hoffenheim, and Borussia Dortmund. Bayern say the chances of him playing are "good".

Robert Lewandowski missed Monday's session, instead training individually after taking a knock to his right shoulder on Saturday in the victory over Dortmund.

Mats Hummels has been ruled out with an ankle injury sustained in training, while Thomas Muller and Douglas Costa are doubts. Philipp Lahm returns from suspension having missed the second-leg win over Arsenal.

Pick your Bayern Munich XI to face Real Madrid

Real Madrid have a minor defensive crisis, with Raphael Varane and Pepe both ruled out.

Fabio Coentrao will hope to be involved, while Dani Carvajal is a serious doubt having missed training earlier this week.

Pick your Real Madrid XI to face Bayern Munich

What are they saying?

Thomas Muller, who lifted the trophy with Bayern in 2013 and also finished runner-up in 2010 and 2012, is optimistic about his side's chances of knocking out the holders.

"We're very confident," he said. "It's a European cracker featuring two top teams.

"Of course we're really looking forward to it. We also notice it outside the club, not only in terms of the media, but also when talking to friends or acquaintances in Munich.

"Everyone's talking about the game. We're well-prepared."

<span>Thomas Muller (right) says Bayern Munich are confident</span> <span>Credit: rex </span>
Thomas Muller (right) says Bayern Munich are confident Credit: rex

What are the odds?

Bayern Munich win: 4/5
Draw: 3/1
Real Madrid win: 7/2

What's our prediction?

Goals and lots of them. 4-2 to Bayern.

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