Real Madrid vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League
Date: 9 May 2023, Tuesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
The fixtures for the semi-finals of the European Champions League have been announced. The first leg of the match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The matchup between two of Europe’s biggest clubs is a massive one. Manchester City is widely considered to be the favorites to win the competition. They are also in the process of winning a treble.
Despite their impressive performance in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, Real Madrid has struggled in the La Liga this season. They won the Spanish domestic cup three days ago, which provided them with a much-needed boost.
The ultimate prize for both Manchester City and Real Madrid is within reach. Over the years, both clubs have shown a deep love for the competition. While Manchester City is still looking for their first Champions League title, which Pep has been eyeing since he arrived at the club, Real Madrid is the reigning champions.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Head to head :
- Over the past 10 meetings between these two clubs, they have won four each. Real Madrid has won three of the four encounters in Madrid.
- In last year’s Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, Real Madrid was able to advance after a thrilling comeback in the second leg at home.
- Over 2.5 goals has been scored in each of the past five meetings between these two clubs. Both teams are expected to score in this game.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Prediction :
Eder Militao will serve a one-game suspension as Real Madrid look to overcome the absence of their talismanic midfielder. Nathan Ake is a doubt for the match due to his hamstring injury.
Both teams are known for their ability to create chances in the final third, and the Over 2.5 goals market is the best bet for this match. We also think that Karim Benzema will score anytime for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Team news :
Due to a couple of defensive issues, Real Madrid will be without Eder Militao for this match. Also, Ferland Mendy is struggling with a calf injury. On the other hand, Luka Modric is expected to be fit to play after overcoming his hamstring problem.
For Pep Guardiola, Kevin De Bruyne’s return to the starting lineup for Manchester City’s match against Leeds was a timely boost. However, it was a concern for the manager after Nathan Ake went down with a hamstring injury during the second half.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Predicted line-ups :
Real Madrid XI:
Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Manchester City XI:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.