Manchester City vs Real Madrid. Who will be stronger at the Etihad?

On Tuesday, April 26, at the Etihad in Manchester, Manchester City will face Real Madrid.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Manchester City vs Real Madrid

Manchester City

The Citizens have yet to win a single trophy this season, losing the FA Super Cup battle and ending the League Cup and FA Cup. As for the Premier League, they had a 12-match winning streak there, which ended in January with a 1-1 draw against Southampton. After that, they won in seven more rounds out of ten, having suffered only one defeat - 2-3 from Tottenham. In the last match, Guardiola's team went through Watford with a skating rink (5-1), and Gabriel Jesus, who designed poker, became the hero. Manchester City continue to lead the league table, but Liverpool are just one point behind.

In the playoffs of the Champions League, Man City got from first place in Group A, winning 4 matches out of six. In the 1/8 finals, he very easily dealt with Sporting, having won the first match with a score of 5-0. The return game ended in a 0-0 draw. In the quarter-finals against Atlético, Kevin de Bruyne scored 1-0 in Manchester and 0-0 in Madrid.

Real Madrid

In the Example, the "creamy" won in 8 rounds out of the last 9, losing only to Barcelona (0-4) in Madrid. A week ago they won a strong-willed victory over Sevilla (3-2), scoring three goals in the second half, and on Wednesday they confidently dealt with Osasuna (3-1), with Benema still not scoring two penalties at the beginning of the second half. In the standings, Ancelotti's team is in first place, ahead of their pursuers by 15 points, and in the next round they can win the championship.

In the Champions League, Real easily won Group D with 5 wins in six matches. In the 1/8 finals, showing character, PSG went through, scoring three goals in the second half of the return game: 0-1 in Paris and 3-1 in Madrid. In the 1/4 finals, the "creamy" confidently beat Chelsea in London (3-1), but then lost miserably at the Santiago Bernabeu, managing to send the match into extra time, scoring a goal in the 80th minute: 1-3. In overtime, everything was decided by the ball of the team leader - Karim Benzema.

Manchester City vs Real

Manchester City vs Real Madrid facts

  • Over the past almost half a year, Manchester City have scored in their arena in all matches except one (0-0 with Sporting in the Champions League);
  • Real Madrid's winning streak is 6 matches;
  • In the playoffs of the Champions League, the "citizens" have not yet conceded a single goal;
  • The Creamy have won 10 of their last 12 matches;
  • In the away matches of the current Champions League (5 matches), Real won 4 wins with a total score of 12-1. The only defeat was against PSG (0-1), the goal was conceded in stoppage time.

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Bookmakers consider Manchester City to be the favorite of the meeting, offering to take his victory for 1.49. A draw is given for 4.7, while Real Madrid wins for 6.6. 1xbet are inclined towards a scoring duel: "Total Over (2.5)" - for 1.72, and "Total Under (2.5)" - for 2.2. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The last time the teams met was in the 2019/20 season at the 1/8 final stage, and then Manchester City turned out to be stronger twice with a score of 2-1. It is curious that then Jesus took part in three goals scored, which is still in excellent shape.

An interesting confrontation between two strong teams that are leaders in their championships. The season is more stable for Man City, but Real Madrid is Real Madrid, and you should never underestimate him, especially considering that on the way to the semi-finals he hardly, but passed PSG and Chelsea. Oddly enough, in the current season, the "creamy" looks brighter in away matches, so now we expect an interesting and productive game from them. There is no doubt that the "citizens" will score, so we boldly bet on "both teams to score" for 1.86. Real Madrid have never lost away by more than one goal this season. In this regard, it looks tempting to bet "Real with Handicap (+1.5)" for 1.65 and a completely win-win option would be "Real with Handicap (+2.0)" for 1.33.

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