Manchester City vs Real Madrid Betting Predictions and Odds
Is Zidane flying out of the premier class for the first time?
What do Marcello Lippi and Ottmar Hitzfeld have in common? The two veterans have so far been the only coaches in Champions League history who have eliminated Real Madrid from the competition more than once. A new name could rise into the elite circle on Friday evening. We’re talking about Pep Guardiola, who has already won most of the knockout games in the premier class as a coach (28) and wants to kick the Madrilenians out of his career for the second time.
If we look at the odds on the “To Qualify” market before the round of 16-second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid, it becomes clear that the chances for the English runner-up are very good. The Citizens prevailed 2-1 in the Spanish capital in March and therefore theoretically need only a tie in their stadium to fix the quarter-finals.
The freshly chosen La Liga champion will try everything to create the surprise. This requires at least two own goals. Otherwise, as in 2018/2019, there is a threat to retire in the round of 16. For Guardiola’s opponent Zinedine Zidane, it would be a premiere at all, because in his previous Champions League appearances as the responsible coach he always brought with the royal team the handle pot.
Because the sky blue has only had the most important European club competition in mind for weeks and months, between Manchester City and Real Madrid we think a prediction of the home win is obvious. The guests have to become more courageous as the game progresses, which in turn should play into the cards of the host.
🔹 Betting Prediction: ManCity (-1.5)
🔸 Odds: 2.80
Manchester City – Statistics & current form
Because Manchester City already had no hope of successfully defending its title in the Premier League before the start of the re-launch and was also eliminated in the FA Cup in mid-July by a defeat in the semi-final against the eventual winner Arsenal, the team’s focus shifted from Coach Pep Guardiola quickly and without exception towards the Champions League.
The best bookmakers treat the Citizens as one of the hottest candidates for the title, which is primarily because the English top club naturally has an outstanding squad and, compared to other competitors such as Barcelona or Juventus, is already in the quarterfinals with one and a half legs.
ManCity a force at home after the restart
The fact that a tip on the progress of the Spaniards between Manchester City and Real Madrid will pay off seems very unlikely after the Skyblue’s 2-1 success in the first leg. In all seven cases in which City won the first foreign match in the European Cup, the leap into the next round was also successful.
Also, the English has scored a whopping 18 goals in the five previous Champions League knockout games under Pep Guardiola, i.e. almost four on average per game. In connection with the fact that the star ensemble from the industrial city won all six home games after the restart in the Premier League and scored 24-1 goals, the odds of success for the home side are between Manchester City and Real Madrid worth a bet. Guardiola still has to do without the injured Aguero and the suspended Mendy.
The probable lineup of Manchester City:
↳ Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez
Last games from Manchester City:
⚽️ 07/26 2020 Manchester City 5 – 0 Norwich
⚽️ 07/21 2020 Watford 0 – 4 Manchester City
⚽️ 07/18 2020 Arsenal London 2 – 0 Manchester City
⚽️ 07/15 2020 Manchester City 2 – 1 Bournemouth
⚽️ 07/11 2020 Brighton 0 – 5 Manchester City
Real Madrid – Statistics & current form
Real Madrid has already achieved the most important goal this season. After two Barcelona championships in a row, thanks to ten victories in eleven games after the compulsory break, the Madrilenians were chosen as the new Spanish titleholder. The Zinedine Zidane team was particularly convincing thanks to their relentless efficiency.
More than half of all successes came from exactly one goal. Again and again, penalties helped. A victory with a goal difference would only be enough for the Whites on Friday evening if they maneuver the game device over the opposing line at least three times. The last one succeeded in mid-June; in the end, it was more the defensive that must be described as the guarantee for the title.
Sergio Ramos’ Missing as a sticking point?
Hope should at least give the Madrilenians the fact that they have all won their last four away games in the Champions League knockout phase. Also, Zinedine Zidane has never been kicked out of the premier class as a coach. But: The former French world footballer has only won two of six direct duels against English clubs in his coaching career.
Perhaps the biggest problem from the Spaniard’s point of view is the lack of defense chief and aggressive leader Sergio Ramos, who will not be available due to a suspension. Otherwise, all players are ready for action. Also, Eden Hazard, who had to struggle with ailments after the restart, could get fit in time for the resumption of play in the premier class.
The probable lineup of Real Madrid:
↳ Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Hazard, Benzema, Asensio
Last Real Madrid games:
⚽️ 07/19 2020 Leganes 2 – 2 Real Madrid
⚽️ 07/16 2020 Real Madrid 2 – 1 Villarreal FC
⚽️ 07/13 2020 Granada 1 – 2 Real Madrid
⚽️ 07/10 2020 Real Madrid 2 – 0 Deportivo Alaves
⚽️ 07/05 2020 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 1 Real Madrid
Manchester City vs Real Madrid Direct comparison
For the sixth time, the two heavyweights of European football will face each other in the Champions League on Friday evening. Real Madrid is currently leading the direct comparison with two wins. The only defeat from the perspective of the Spaniards was in the first leg at 1: 2 in their stadium.
For the third time, the Galactics are traveling to the Etihad Stadium. The most recent two matches in the Citizens’ football temple both ended in a draw.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid Betting odds comparison – Champions League 2020
🔹 Betting Prediction: Manchester City
🔸 Odds: 1.72
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 4.2
🔹 Betting Prediction: Real Madrid
🔸 Odds: 4.33
Manchester City vs Real Madrid Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
Undoubtedly, the Manchester City duel against Real Madrid is one of the absolute hits of the round of 16 in the Champions League. In March, the English won 2-1 at the Estadio Santiago de Bernabeu and thus worked out a comfortable starting position. Around five months later, the royal team could choose the new Spanish champions, but the task at the Etihad Stadium remains extremely difficult.
On the one hand, the Citizens presented themselves in top form in the home games after the re-start (six wins in six games, 24: 1 goal). On the other hand, the home side should play into the cards that Real must bravely play forward. As a reminder: Due to the away goals rule, the guests have to score at least twice.
Odds probabilities for win Manchester City/draw/win Real Madrid:
1: 56% X: 21% 2: 23%
Manchester City vs Real Madrid Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.50
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.62
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 1.53
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 2.37
Key Facts – Manchester City vs Real Madrid tips
⭐️ After the restart, ManCity won all six home games in the Premier League (24-1 goals)
⭐️ Zidane has never flown out of the Champions League with Real Madrid
⭐️ The first leg ended 2-1 for the Citizens
Because Sergio Ramos also has to watch due to his red card suspension and the hosts qualified for the next round in all seven cases, in which they could win the first leg abroad, the odds on the Guardiola appear between Manchester City and Real Madrid. Eleven more interesting.
Champions League final
⚽️ 08/07 2020 Manchester City – Real Madrid
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⚽️ 08/08 2020 Bayern Munich – Chelsea London
⚽️ 08/08 2020 Barcelona – SSC Napoli
⚽️ 08/12 2020 Atalanta Bergamo – Paris Saint-Germain
⚽️ 08/13 2020 RB Leipzig – Atletico Madrid
⚽️ 08/14 2020 SSC Napoli / Barcelona – Chelsea London / Bayern Munich
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Real Madrid / Manchester City – Lyon / Juventus
⚽️ 08/18 2020 RB Leipzig / Atletico Madrid – Atalanta / Paris Saint-Germain
⚽️ 08/19 2020 Winner 1/4 final 1 – Winner 1/4 final 3