Manchester City will welcome Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final, from 21.00 CET, at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola's side will try to reach the UCL final for the second year in a row.Bet on Manchester City - Real Madrid with 1xBet
Best bets on Manchester City vs Real Madrid
Experts from 1xBet see Manchester City as the favourites for the first leg with 1.54 odds to win at home. Real Madrid has big 6.55 odds to win on the road. A draw at Etihad Stadium will cost a solid 4.68.
Bet365 offers 1.73 for Total Over 3 and 2.16 for Total Under 3. Manchester City scored 24 goals in this UEFA Champions League season, while Real Madrid scored 22 goals.
Also, Betway offers 1.82 for "both teams to score - yes" and 1.95 for "both teams to score - no".
Where to Watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid
The first leg Manchester City vs Real Madrid will be televised on BT Sport 2. The broadcast from Etihad Stadium begins at 20.50 CET, ten minutes before the start of the match.Bet on Manchester City - Real Madrid with 1xBet
Manchester City Form
Manchester City qualified for the semi-finals after they beat Sporting CP (5-0) and Atletico Madrid (1-0).
Pep Guardiola's side has the best passing accuracy in UEFA Champions League with 90.6%.
Also, Manchester City is coming after two consecutive wins in Premier League: 3-0 vs Brighton and 5-1 vs Watford.
Manchester City eliminated Real Madrid from UEFA Champions League in 2020. The defending champions from Premier League beat Los Blancos 2-1 in both games.
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid is very close to win the title in La Liga. Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Osasuna 3-1 before this UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Real Madrid had an amazing campaign so far. Los Blancos beat PSG (3-2) and Chelsea (5-4) in the knockout stage and now will face another giant.
Last time Real Madrid beat Manchester City was in May 2016, 1-0. Zinedine Zidane was Real Madrid's coach at that time.
Carlo Ancelotti will rely on Karim Benzema for this clash with Manchester City. The striker is the second best scorer in UEFA Champions League with 12 goals. Robert Lewandowski leads the pack with 13 goals.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: possible lineups
- Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson - Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko - B. Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne - Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling;
- Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois - Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo - Kroos, Camavinga, Modric - Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior;