Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League Semi Finals Betting Tips

Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League Semi Finals Betting Tips

by 25th April 2016

Manchester City v Real Madrid Betting Tips. Semi final time in the Champions League and our football man previews this match and gives his tips as well as odds.

Match Odds
Manchester City 15/8 – Draw 12/5 – Real Madrid 7/5
Betting odds for Manchester City v Real Madrid shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 19.45pm Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Live on BT Sport Europe

Manchester City v Real Madrid Champions League semi-final preview

Manchester City host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night in the Champions League semi-final first leg, with the home side hoping to establish a lead to take into the second leg at the Bernabeu.
City made it through to the semi-final of the Champions League for the first time by defeating big spending French side PSG 3-2 on aggregate. The first leg in Paris finished 2-2, but City made it through by winning 1-0 in the second leg courtesy of a Kevin De Bruyne goal.
The Citizens have rather underachieved in the Premier League this season, but have performed rather more admirably in Europe’s elite competition. City boss Manuel Pellegrini is a former-Real Madrid boss and no doubt it would be a sweet moment for the Chilean if he could eliminate his old club from this competition.
Real Madrid made it through to the last four of this competition by defeating German side Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate. Zinedine Zidane’s side suffered a shock 2-0 defeat in the first leg in Germany.
However, Los Blancos rescued the tie in the second leg through a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the Champions League’s all-time top goalscorer.

Facts And Figures

These two teams have only met twice in the Champions League, with Real Madrid recording one win and the other game resulting in a draw. The only time the two teams have met at the Etihad Stadium resulted in a 1-1 draw.
Real Madrid have won six out of their last seven games in the Champions League. Los Blancos have also kept eight clean sheets in their last ten games in this competition.
Zinedine Zidane’s team have scored two or more goals in five of their last six Champions League outings.
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five games in this competition.
Real Madrid are undefeated against English sides in the last eight meetings and have recorded victories in the last three games against Premier League opposition.
Los Blancos have lost just twice against English opposition in European competition at the Bernabeu in 14 encounters.
Real Madrid have incredibly appeared in 32 European semi-finals, with 27 of those coming in this competition in its various guises.

Team Selection And News

Manchester City have a relatively clean bill of health, with only French playmaker Samir Nasri a doubt for this clash.
The visitors have doubts over Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and right-back Dani Carvajal, although all three could recover in time to feature in this clash.

Possible Manchester City Team Selection

Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Toure, Navas, Aguero

Possible Real Madrid Team Selection

Navas, Nacho, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale

Match Prediction

Manchester City are looking like a far more confident team than a few weeks ago and their progression against PSG proved the Citizens are finally showing some European know-how.
Real Madrid have been on a fantastic run of form of late, but with doubts over the fitness of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale the Spanish giants may not be as strong.
For me these two teams may just cancel each other out and this game will probably finish in a draw, with the tie being settled in the second leg in the Spanish capital.

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