Manchester City host Real Madrid in the Champions League this week and Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be looking to make it to their first ever Champions League final at the expense of Real Madrid.
The Premier League outfit did very well against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the competition and will relish their first ever Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.
It has been a mixed season for the Blues, who are already out of the Premier League title race. But they have won the Capital One Cup this season and will be looking to add a major trophy as well in the form of the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid are trailing in the La Liga title race and will want to win the Champions League in order to save their season. Both teams have been in great form over the last few weeks and this should be a fierce battle between two very attack-minded teams with two in-form goalscorers.
Manchester City will be without their key star Yaya Toure for the match against Real Madrid. The midfielder picked up an injury against Stoke and is set to be sidelined for the first leg.
As for Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is the only injury worry. The French striker limped off during Real Madrid’s last win and will miss out on the trip to Etihad.
Manchester City: Joe Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Silva, Navas, De Bruyne; Aguero
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Ronaldo, Vazquez, Bale
Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 matches in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Man City are undefeated in their last 5 matches in the UEFA Champions League. 888Sport are offering a price of 3.50 for the match to end in a draw.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester City have conceded 8 goals against Real Madrid in their last 3 meetings. It is 1.76 with 888Sport for over 2.5 goals in this game.
Real Madrid are also unbeaten in their last 3 matches against Manchester City in all competitions. Real Madrid are 2.50 to win this match in normal time.
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