This Wednesday, February 25, Real Madrid welcomes Manchester City for the 1/8 round of first leg of the Champions League. Both teams will want to win in order to take an option on the qualification.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Free Betting Tips
Present in Pool A of these group stages of the Champions League, Real Madrid ranked 2nd in the ranking. Heavily beaten from the start by PSG (3-0) then held in check by Bruges (2-2), the Madrilenians have never been able to catch up with the Parisians despite the success obtained against Galatasaray (0-1 and 6 -0) and Bruges (1-3) and a last draw at home against the Ile-de-France (2-2). In the championship, the Merengues did not necessarily start well but they recovered well to take the lead in the standings alone at the end of January before the Barcelona rival. Large winners of Osasuna (1-4), they then drew against Celta Vigo (2-2) before losing to Levante last weekend (1-0), a series of two games without victory that allowed Barça to overtake them in La Liga.
Reigning champion of England, Manchester City negotiated their Champions League group stage rather well, finishing at the top of their group ahead of Atalanta Bergamo, Shakhtar Donestk and Dinamo Zagreb. After having started with 3 successes against Shakhtar (0-3), Zagreb (2-0) and Atalanta (5-1), the Citizens were kept in check by Atalanta (1-1) and Shakhtar (1-1) before winning a final victory against Dinamo Zagreb again (1-4). In the championship, the men of Pep Guardiola are not as much at the party since they are only 2nd in the ranking but totally dropped by Liverpool who have 22 points ahead. Defeated by Tottenham (2-0), they resumed their march forward by winning against West Ham (2-0) and at Leicester last weekend (0-1).
The staff for Real Madrid vs Manchester City
For this meeting, the Merengues will not be able to rely on the services of Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, Rodrygo and James Rodriguez and on those of the long-term injured Asensio who are still in the infirmary. Bad news this weekend, Eden Hazard has relapsed and will be out for several weeks. Author of 13 La Liga goals, Karim Benzema has also found his way to the net 4 this season in the Champions League.
For Manchester City, playmaker Sterling and long-time absentee Leroy Sané should not be traveling to the Spanish capital. The best Premier League attack, however, can count on Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
The compositions for Real Madrid vs Manchester City
The likely composition of Real Madrid:
Courtois – Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo – Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos – Bale, Benzema, Vinicius
Absent: Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, Rodrygo, James Rodriguez, Asensio, Hazard (injured).
Uncertain: Coming soon
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Carvajal – Varane – Sergio Ramos – Marcelo
Valverde – Casemiro – Kroos
Bale – Benzema – Vinicius
The likely composition of Manchester City:
Ederson – Fernandinho, Otamendi, Laporte – Walker, De Bruyne, Rodri Hernandez, Zinchenko – Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero.
Absent: Sané, Sterling (injured)
Uncertain: Coming soon
The planned tactical arrangement (3-4-3):
Fernandinho – Otamendi – Laporte
Walker – De Bruyne – Rodri Hernandez – Zinchenko
Bernardo Silva – Aguero – Gabriel Jesus
The history of confrontations Real Madrid vs Manchester City
Since 2008, the two clubs have faced each other 4 times in the Champions League. Real Madrid lead with 2 wins while there were 2 draws in these confrontations.
Key points for the match Real Madrid vs Manchester City
– Manchester City is not foolproof on the outside (4 defeats in 13 trips in the Premier League including 2 in the last 5).
– Real Madrid are undefeated at the Santiago Bernabeau this season in La Liga and the Champions League.
– Real Madrid have never lost to Manchester City.
Free Betting Tips Real Madrid vs Manchester City
Rarely caught failing at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid could win in this meeting and take an option on the qualification.
Betting Tips: Real Madrid
Betting Tips: Manchester City