Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Betting Preview

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Match Preview

Following a 3-3 draw in Spain last week, Manchester City welcomes Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. In what is the fourth time in the last five seasons in which these two sides will face off, it is yet another vital game in what is becoming something of a rivalry.

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Man City just took the lead in the Premier League this past weekend after a 5-1 drubbing of Luton Town, coupled by defeats from Liverpool and Arsenal. Having done the treble last year, the Cityzens are still on track to do it again.

Pep Guardiola’s side has reached at least the semifinal of the Champions League in each of the last three seasons. They are also on a 22-game unbeaten run in the competition, with Real being the last team to beat them. In fact, last week’s draw brought an end to City’s 10-game winning streak.

Record champions Real Madrid has looked rather comfortable throughout the Champions League thus far, going unbeaten to this point. The record winners have also reached the semifinals in the three most recent campaigns, and will look to end the team who eliminated them nearly a year ago.

Real has won all four of their away games in the Champions League this season, with their last away defeat in the competition coming at the Etihad. They are currently leading LaLiga ahead of El Clásico next weekend. A win in Manchester will give them confidence going into the match against their greatest rivals.

Match Facts

Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: The Etihad, Manchester, England

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish; Haaland

Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Nacho, Rüdiger, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga, Bellingham; Vinícius Júnior, Rodrygo

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Odds

Via Bet365

Manchester City Win/To Advance1.65 / 1.33
Real Madrid Win/To Advance4.75 / 3.25
Both Teams Score Y/N1.61 / 2.20
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.57 / 2.37

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Prediction

Manchester City to win at 1.65, Manchester City to progress at 1.35

While both teams go into the match in excellent form, Man City will be the favourite here, and is expected to advance. No away team has prevailed at the Etihad since Brentford did in November 2022, showing just how difficult it will be for Real.

In the five previous head-to-heads in Manchester, City has never lost to Los Blancos, winning the last three games. The only Spanish team to have prevailed against City at the Etihad was Barcelona, who did it twice.

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Tips

Both teams to score at 1.61

Seeing that the first leg produced a six-goal thriller, expect more goals to come from both sides in the return match. After all, for all of City’s excellent performances in the UCL this term, only once have they kept a clean sheet.

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Both sides have found the back of the net in all of their Champions League games this term, highlighting their offensive prowess. In fact, between them, only five times have Manchester City (4) or Real Madrid (1) failed to score in a match this season. So, expect plenty of goals on Wednesday night.

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