It’s time for the second episode of the Real Madrid vs Manchester City thriller, as Los Blancos welcome the English champions in a mouth-watering second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Pep Guardiola’s men earned a 4-3 victory at Etihad last week, but Real already showed they can come back, as they did exactly that against PSG earlier in the competition.
Where and when: Santiago Bernabeu – 4 May, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: BT Sport
Last time: Manchester City missed a golden opportunity to finish off Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final last week. The English champions eventually snatched a 4-3 victory, but they were three times up by two goals, so Pep Guardiola and his men should regret for not taking a more serious lead ahead of the upcoming game at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Predictions and Preview
Despite losing the first leg, Real Madrid should feel confident of their chances after their 4-3 defeat at Etihad Stadium last week. Carlo Ancelotti’s men risked to suffer a heavier defeat which would’ve compromised their chances of making it to the final, but Real just refused to give up.
Los Blancos played the second leg at home in both of their previous knockout rounds and can count on that experience as well as the support of their fans. Real are also all but certain champions in La Liga, as they hold a 15-points lead over Barcelona with just five rounds to go, while Manchester City are fighting tooth and nail with Liverpool, so this could be another advantage for Ancelotti’s side.
However, City were undoubtedly the better team in the first game and knowing Guardiola it’s unlikely that the Spanish tactician will change his ways or hold back in the return leg. The English champions are on a four-games winning streak against Real Madrid and enter the second leg as slight favourites.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City full time result odds
Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz are all injured and therefore unavailable for the hosts, but none of them were expected to start either way. The Spanish side enter the second leg as slight underdogs, as a victory for the hosts is priced at 12/5, while the odds for Real to qualify are 15/4.
Meanwhile, Manchester City will be at full strength and their advantage from the first leg means that the visitors are 11/10 favourites to earn a fifth consecutive win over Real Madrid, while the odds for the English champions to go through are 5/19.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City over/under odds
Each of the last four games between those teams saw over 2.5 goals pay off and a repeat of that scenario is available at 7/12 this time. In two of those meetings over 4.5 paid off, so you can back that option up at 7/2. If you are a risky player and you are looking for even bigger odds, you can also go for over 5.5 goals at 17/2 in this Real Madrid vs Manchester City preview.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City correct score odds
Manchester City’s last defeat was a 3-2 loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final, while Real Madrid recently beat Sevilla by the same score. The English side have momentum and a one goal advantage, but Ancelotti’s experience and Real’s history in the competition leads to our suggestion, which is a 3-2 victory for the hosts available at 29/1 in these Real Madrid vs Manchester City tips.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City first goalscorer odds
Karim Benzema continued his unbelievable performance this season with a crucial brace in the first leg last week. The Frenchman has scored the remarkable 41 goals in all competitions this term and is 19/4 to break the deadlock on Wednesday, while the odds raise to 171/1 if he does so and Real end up winning 3-2.