Man City – Real Madrid betting tip 17.04.2024

Manchester City – Real Madrid betting tip

It has become a modern classic in the Champions League: Manchester City meets Real Madrid.

In the past two seasons, the two teams have battled each other for a place in the final. Now it’s “only” about the semi-finals.

Nevertheless, there will be plenty of fire in this match. The first leg was already one of the most thrilling CL matches in recent memory

The Sky Blues naturally have the better starting position due to their home advantage. However, the 3-3 draw a week ago also showed that the Blancos never give up.

If the English side progress, they will become only the second team ever to knock the Whites out of the Champions League twice in a row.

That already shows the explosive nature of this second leg. That’s why my Manchester City Real Madrid betting tip is for a high-scoring spectacle

The bookmakers’ prediction

When two such heavyweights meet and two coaches who have won everything are on the touchline, it’s clear what’s going to happen.

Nevertheless, the home side are favored by the soccer betting providers in the Manchester City Real Madrid betting tip.

Not only are the Skyblues’ odds to win at under 1.40 before kick-off, but most of them, including NEObet Sportwetten, are also predicting a home win within 90 minutes.

Analysis: Manchester City vs Real Madrid

And why not? Pep Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in the Champions League since losing to the Whites in May 2022 (16S, 6U).

Their record at home is even more impressive. They have not lost 30 times in a row (28S, 2U) in the UCL. They have won all of their last 12 home games!

It is also a special game for them. The quarter-final second leg will be their 200th match on the European stage.

A win on Wednesday and they would draw level with Liverpool (114) in terms of wins in the first 200 games

The Blancos naturally want to prevent that. They come into this game on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run in the Champions League (7S, 2U).

They have also recently won four in a row away from home in this competition. They have scored in 26 of their last 27 CL matches. Just not against – well, who? – Manchester City

Quota analysis

But defensively, the Cityzens will definitely offer something, I’m relatively sure of that. And an offense around Vinicius, Rodrygo and Bellingham cannot be kept in check permanently.

Therefore, in the Manchester City Real Madrid betting tip, I tend to think that both teams will score. The bookmakers at Happybet are predicting odds of around 1.60 for this scenario.

On the other hand, the prediction would of course be higher if the home side repeat their coup from last year and win again.

Interestingly, the bookies at Crazybuzzer predict slightly lower odds for this (3.05) than for a home win with goals on both sides (3.00).

Real Madrid can suffer

By now, the Whites have become a meme. No matter how hopeless the situation seems, all Carlo Ancelotti has to do is raise an eyebrow and the squad pulls itself together.

That’s what happened two years ago, when they trailed 1-0 at the Bernabeu until the 90th minute after losing the first leg 4-3.

Real scored twice in stoppage time through Rodrygo. In extra time, it was Karim Benzema who secured their ticket to the final with a penalty.

They had already trailed for 44 minutes this season. But in this phase they scored five goals and converted 50% of their shots (5/10).

City hold their nerve?

But if there is one team that knows how to deal with this pressure, it is coach Pep Guardiola’s squad.

The Skyblues already showed last year that they are not (or no longer) impressed by the “Real myth”. They sent the Blancos home 4:0 in the second leg.

The offense in particular has been impressive of late. They have scored exactly three times in each of their last nine CL matches!

If they score three or even more goals in 90 minutes again, Betano Sportwetten has odds of 2.80.

I already mentioned it at the beginning: For the third time in a row, Manchester City and Real Madrid will face each other in a Champions League knockout match.

At the same time, Guardiola and Ancelotti are also facing each other for the eighth time in the top flight. The Spaniard has only won twice. However, each of his teams scored four times in the process

Following the first leg, the Blancos now face the big challenge of finally breaking the trend.

They have only progressed in two of their last ten knockout matches in the Champions League after failing to win the first leg at the Bernabeu.

My Man City Real Madrid tip:

We’re in for a hot dance. A total of 23 goals were scored in the last five matches. That shows that neither team can rest on their laurels at any time.

In Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, the Skyblues have two very in-form players in their ranks. On the other hand, Rodrygo has scored in four different games against English teams.

That should encourage us to expect a game with a few goals. As always, the outcome is uncertain at this level.

My Manchester City Real Madrid tip is therefore: Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals!

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