Man City vs Real Madrid Betting Tips & Predictions

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22:00 Tue 17 Mar
Football
UEFA
Champions League
Tip: 1 + BTTS
Units: 2/5

It’s sometimes a dangerous exercise backing a team to win a football match where a draw will suffice in order to reach the next stage of the Champions League, although we’re keen to get with Manchester City when they take on Real Madrid for the second time.

Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind at the Santiago Bernabeu to claim a 2-1 victory which makes them overwhelming favourites to reach the last eight of the competition, although it’s not as though the champions of England are going to play for a draw in the reverse fixture. 

It’s possible that the Citizens will put on a show against opponents who are missing the suspended Sergio Ramos and have to score at least two goals during normal time to stand any chance of going through to the next round.

Guardiola deployed patient tactics in the first leg which saw Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne operate as inverted forwards, although there will surely be the temptation to field Sergio Aguero as the out-and-out striker for this clash, while Raheem Sterling should be up to speed after recently being sidelined with injury.

The big issue with City is their defence and Aymeric Laporte might not kick a ball again this season after hobbling off the pitch in Madrid, while John Stones has fallen out of favour which means the back two are likely to be Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi.

It shouldn’t matter whether the Premier League side concede considering they are capable of outscoring any opponent at the Etihad and the lack of Ramos in the visitors’ team will be a big negative, while Real struggled to force the issue in terms of creating chances in the first leg.

All things considered, we think it should be an entertaining clash and the bet we really like is Manchester City to win the game with both sides scoring.

BETTING TIP
Manchester City + BTTS @ 2.75 (7/4) with bet365

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Confirmed Lineup

Manchester City vs Real Madrid - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Manchester City Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Real Madrid Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 27
    Joao Cancelo
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 08
    Ilkay Gündogan
  • 16
    Rodri
  • 17
    Kevin De Bruyne
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 09
    Gabriel Jesus
  • 47
    Phil Foden
  • 13
    Thibaut Courtois
  • 02
    Daniel Carvajal
  • 05
    Raphael Varane
  • 03
    Éder Militão
  • 23
    Ferland Mendy
  • 10
    Luka Modric
  • 14
    Casemiro
  • 08
    Toni Kroos
  • 27
    Rodrygo
  • 09
    Karim Benzema
  • 07
    Eden Hazard

Manchester City Formation4-3-3

  • Manchester City Substitutes
  • N/A: Adrián Bernabé
  • 01: Claudio Bravo
  • 80: Cole Palmer
  • 78: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
  • 50: Eric García
  • 69: Tommy Doyle
  • 30: Nicolas Otamendi
  • 20: Bernardo Silva
  • 26: Riyad Mahrez
  • 05: John Stones
  • 11: Oleksandr Zinchenko

Real Madrid Formation4-3-3

  • Real Madrid Substitutes
  • 25: Vinícius Júnior
  • 20: Marco Asensio
  • 18: Luka Jović
  • 22: Isco
  • 17: Lucas Vázquez
  • 15: Federico Valverde
  • 21: Brahim Díaz
  • 39: Javi Hernández
  • 06: Nacho Fernandez
  • 12: Marcelo
  • 26: Diego Altube
  • 01: Alphonse Areola

Manchester City vs Real Madrid - Last Matches

Last 5 Matches

Manchester City vs Real Madrid - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Real Madrid

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
2.8
1.8
1
1.2
3.8
3

Manchester City

Real Madrid

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
3
2
1
0.2
4
2.2

Manchester City

Real Madrid

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2
1.4
1
1
3
2.4

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Real Madrid

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
7.6
3
2.2
4
9.8
7

Manchester City

Real Madrid

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
7.6
5.2
2.4
3
10
8.2

Manchester City

Real Madrid

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
9.2
3
2.2
3.8
11.4
6.8

Manchester City vs Real Madrid FAQ

When is Manchester City vs Real Madrid being played?

Manchester City vs Real Madrid will be played at 20:00 GMT on Friday 7 August 2020 at Etihad Stadium.

What is Manchester City’s most recent form?

Manchester City form (last 5 matches): WWWWW.

What is Real Madrid’s most recent form?

Real Madrid form (last 5 matches): LDWWW.

What is the predicted Manchester City line-up?

Official Manchester City line-up (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gündogan, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

What is the predicted Real Madrid line-up?

Official Real Madrid line-up (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois, Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.

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