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Man City vs Real Madrid: Champions League Quarter-Final Predictions, Tips and Odds

Manchester City host Real Madrid in their Champions League second-leg quarter-final on Wednesday evening.

This contest is delicately poised after the opening clash ended with honours even. Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, and Josko Gvardiol found the net for City in a six-goal thriller, while Rodrygo and Federico Valverde scored Real Madrid’s goals alongside an own goal from Ruben Dias.

Man City vs Real Madrid predictions

Man City vs Real Madrid: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 13/20 with Midnite
Correct Score 3-2 20/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Erling Haaland 100/30 with SkyBet

The stats behind our Man City vs Real Madrid predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in three of Man City’s last four Champions League home matches.
  • Man City have won their last 13 home Champions League home games (six by a one-goal margin).
  • Man City have opened the scoring in six of their last eight Champions League home matches.

Guardiola promises Man City will ‘go for it’ in second leg vs Real Madrid

All four Champions League quarter-final first legs were incredibly entertaining affairs and that was followed up by Tuesday’s second legs between Barcelona and PSG, and Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid. Manchester City vs Real Madrid is the blockbuster tie of this round, however, and after last week’s opening 3-3 draw at the Bernabeu, the second leg has a lot to live up to.

City boss Pep Guardiola has promised his side will ‘go for it’ in search of yet another Champions League semi-final, using the home crowd to take the game to Real Madrid, rather than sitting back and hoping to pick off the La Liga leaders.

“With our people, we feel safe, we feel protected, we feel supported,” Guardiola told reporters. “We know we can handle momentum. We are going for it. We have a gameplan we believe in, and we are going for it.

“If we lose, we lose. We shake hands – Real Madrid will deserve it. I want us to play and deserve to be in the semi-finals.”

Of course, Man City have scored 16 goals in their last four games alone. ‘Going for it’ is just simply what they do. But Guardiola still admits that a special performance will be needed to beat a team like Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.

“We need to be who we are. Always in the last years, we have been, and I have the feeling we are ready to perform well. If you don’t, you will not beat teams like Real Madrid,” he continued. “Real Madrid know us, we know them. Carlos made some surprises in the first game. We need the right mentality, be ready to suffer, always we had momentum. In that way always we can do it.”

Guardiola added: “We have to give them credit – Real Madrid are not just any opponent. We have to impose our way of playing as much as possible, but it is not possible to do that over 90 minutes.”

Man City vs Real Madrid match tip

Over 4.5 goals @ 3/5 with Betfair

Five or more goals have been scored in each of Manchester City’s last four games.

Man City vs Real Madrid odds

MAN CITY VS REAL MADRID
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*Odds correct as of 07:00 on April 15. 18+ only. BeGambleAware

Man City vs Real Madrid team news

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Nathan Aké, Kyle Walker

Nathan Aké and Kyle Walker are the only players missing for Man City this week.

Top Scorer: Erling Haaland (31)

Card Magnet: Rodri (9)

Assist Ace: Kevin De Bruyne (14)

Real Madrid team news

In  Out Doubtful
Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba, Aurélien Tchouaméni

Aurélien Tchouaméni is suspended, while Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba are ruled out through injury.

Top Scorer: Jude Bellingham (20)

Card Magnet: Eduardo Camavinga, Jude Bellingham (10)

Assist Ace: Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Junior (10)

How to watch Man City vs Real Madrid live

Man City vs Real Madrid kicks off on Wednesday at 8pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1.

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