Real Madrid vs Man City Predictions & Tips – Value on a draw in Champions League semi-final first leg
Real Madrid vs Man City Predictions
Man City have a score to settle with Real Madrid after last year’s late capitulation in the Champions League semi-final. Will they head home with an advantage from this semi-final first leg?
- Real Madrid vs Man City Predictions
- Head to Head
- Real Madrid Form
- Real Madrid Team News
- Man City Form
- Man City Team News
I’m backing this one ends in a competitive draw with both Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema both backed to get on the scoresheet.
- Real Madrid have won 10 of their last 13 matches
- Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has scored 10 goals in his last 9 matches
- Man City have won 15 of their last 16 matches.
- Man City’s Erling Haaland has scored 18 goals in his last 11 matches
Head to Head
Real Madrid and Man City have shared three wins each in eight previous Champions League clashes with two draws.
In last year’s semi-final, City won 4-3 at home and Real won 2-1 in Madrid before sealing a 3-1 extra-time victory.
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid head into the semi-final on the back of weekend success having lifted the Copa del Rey courtesy of a 2-1 win over Osasuna.
Los Blancos had lost two of their previous three La Liga games when going down to Girona 4-2 and Real Sociedad 2-0 away from home. In between was a 4-2 home victory over Almeria.
In the Champions League, Carlo Ancelotti’s side were comfortable winners over Chelsea in the quarter-finals with back-to-back 2-0 wins over Chelsea for a 4-0 aggregate victory.
Real Madrid Team News
Eder Militao is suspended for the first leg, while Dani Cebellos and Ferland Mendy are injured.
Man City Form
Man City remain on course for the Premier League title after bringing up their ninth straight win in the league on Saturday.
The 2-1 home victory over Leeds was also a fifth straight in all competitions since drawing 1-1 with Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last month.
That draw in Germany was enough to progress to this semi-final after Pep Guardiola’s side had won the first leg 3-0 at home.
Man City Team News
Nathan Ake picked up a hamstring injury at the weekend and misses the semi-final.