Man City vs Real Madrid: Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds
One of the great Champions League semi-final nights awaits as Manchester City host Real Madrid.
In what many are considering a de-facto final, the champions of England and defending champions of Europe meet with the tie perfectly poised at 1-1.
City, unbeaten since early February, are still yet to break their Champions League curse despite billions invested in the squad and club, and have only ever surpassed this stage once.
They face a Madrid team which has won this competition a record 14 times, including last season after knocking out Pep Guardiola’s men in dramatic circumstances in this very game.
It promises to be a fascinating night at the Etihad Stadium.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium.
Where to watch Man City vs Real Madrid
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the BT Sport app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Man City vs Real Madrid team news
Guardiola has played down any worries over Rodri’s fitness after he was taken off with a knock late on in the win over Everton.
Nathan Ake is racing back from his latest injury issue, while City were able to rest Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish and John Stones from their starting line-up.
Real are set to receive a boost when Eduardo Camavinga is pronounced fit to play after a scare on the weekend, according to reports in Spain.
Carlo Ancelotti should therefore have a fully-fit squad to pick from, after Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal and David Alaba received a rest. Eder Militao is back from a Champions League ban.
Man City vs Real Madrid prediction
Could this be City’s year? Certainly, both teams will know that winning this game will make them huge favourites for the ultimate crown.
Los Blancos are the kings of pulling out a performance in this very moment yet Guardiola’s side have all the panache, ruthlessness and ability to be the team to finally upset them.
If the hosts can get together a fast start, they may well be unstoppable.
Man City to win 3-1, and 4-2 on aggregate.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man City wins: 3
Real Madrid wins: 3
Man City vs Real Madrid match odds
Man City to qualify: 1/4
Draw (90 mins): 17/5
Real Madrid to qualify: 5/2
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).