Real Madrid v Man City Betting Preview – Best Matchup So Far

Goals were flying left and right in the first leg matchup of Real and City. In this article we'll mention the offensive display of the first match, player absences and what will change for 4 May. We could be in for a historical performance. Take a look at our betting preview of Real Madrid v Man City.

Real Madrid v Man City betting preview

Firstly, City and Real gave football fans the most entertaining match of the season on 26 April. An absolute masterclass on offence in the match that ended 4-3 to Manchester. Benzema netted two goals against City and moved to first place as this season’s top goalscorer with 14 goals. Not to mention that with two more goals he overtakes Lewandowski for third all-time, and with three more he catches up to Ronaldo’s seasonal record of 17 goals.

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Benzema will be most essential to Madrid in the second leg. City dominated the pitch with 60% possession but they were lacking some defence. Real Madrid are rarely considered the underdogs but here we are. For both semi-finals matches, Los Blancos were given higher odds. On the other hand, City have been the title favourites ever since the group stages, for most of the season anyway. So let’s discuss injuries in this Real Madrid v Man City betting preview.

Real Madrid v Man City Predictions – What we Expect from the Game

In short, Hazard, Jovic, and Díaz are all expected to return by 4 May. Correspondingly, City’s squad is about to be at full strength. Key players Kyle Walker and João Cancelo will be returning for the second-leg. These two are just as important in City’s offence as in their defence. Manchester’s only recent loss comes against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Prior to their battle on 26 April, Real lost their home match against Chelsea a few weeks ago. City used a 4-1-4-1 formation in the first leg but their most common one is 4-3-3 attacking, the same as Madrid. The Citizens have played better in away matches this season. Comparatively, Real had some problems with their home matches recently. Overall in most Real Madrid v Man City betting previews, City are backed as winners of the second leg.

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