In their Champions League Semifinal first leg versus Manchester City, Real Madrid’s furious second half rally came up just short. On Wednesday, Real hopes to turn the tables on the Sky Blues. Will Real do enough to knock out the Citizens and move to the Champions League Final? Or will Man City close the door on the LaLiga titleholders? Check out Champions League odds on MyBookie, analysis, and a free pick for Real Madrid versus Manchester City.
Man. City versus Real Madrid Betting Odds | UCL Semifinals – 2nd Leg Match Analysis
Manchester City at Madrid – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Santiago Bernabeau, Madrid, Spain
Why Manchester City is a good bet versus Real Madrid
The Sky Blues may be rounding into their best form. After the 2-3 loss to Liverpool, the Citizens bounced back with a 3-0 win against Brighton and a terrific 5-1 victory over Watford. But then Man City took a backward step versus Real Madrid. City was up 2-0 and they allowed Real to get back into it. However, the Sky Blues followed up the 4-3 win over Real with a fantastic 4-0 beating of Leeds. So Man City’s form has turned positive.
Manchester City Last 5
- W – 0-4 vs. Leeds United
- W – 4-3 vs. Real Madrid
- W – 5-1 vs. Watford
- W – 3-0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
- L – 2-3 vs. Liverpool
Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Why Real Madrid is a good bet versus Manchester City
After going down 0-2, Real had every right to give up. But instead of giving up, this season’s LaLiga victors kept at it. El Blanco had a great chance to tie up the score. In any case, back on their pitch, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, and the rest of Real’s loaded team believe they can turn the tables on the Citizens. On paper, it sure looks like Benzema and his mates can.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 4-0 vs. Espnayol
- L – 4-3 vs. Manchester City
- W – 1-3 vs. Osasuna
- W – 2-3 vs. Sevilla
- L – 2-3 vs. Chelsea
Real Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: Manchester City at Real Madrid
Money is flowing to Real. But before backing the Primera Division winners, it’s important to note a couple of things about the first leg.
First, Manchester City did win the match. Yes, Real made a furious rally, but El Blanco gave up a goal at minute 74 and that, more than anything, is why Real fell.
Second, not only did Real give up a late second half goal, but Manchester City would have won the match by 2 goals if Benzema hadn’t scored on a penalty with about 8 minutes left. So the Sky Blues, who controlled possession 60% of the time, outplayed El Blanco for most of the match.
Pep Guardiola knows Carlo Ancelotti’s squad will be aggressive from the outset. Pep will instruct De Bruyne and the rest of the Citizens to use Real’s aggressiveness against it.
City scored 4 goals versus El Blanco in the first match. Although Real has an advantage because this on their pitch, we can’t look past the 4 conceded goals. What will Ancelotti’s team do to prevent the Sky Blues from scoring that many again? It’s difficult to see the strategy Carlo can come up with to contain the Citizens’ attack. Man City wins by a goal.
Champions League Pick: Manchester City +111
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