Manchester City vs Real Madrid predictions for Friday’s Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium. Man City are in pole position to qualify for the quarter finals at Real Madrid’s expense.
Real Madrid will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit when they travel to Manchester City for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League contest on Friday night.
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The Spanish champions just might have bit off more than what they can chew in their match-up with the Citizens. Zinedine Zidane’s men are obviously in form, and they did beat Barcelona to the league title.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Hazard, Benzema, Asensio
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Man City won 100% of their six home games since the restart.
- Real Madrid won just three of their seven Champions League fixtures this term.
- These two had met in the semi-finals of the 2016 edition of this competition. Then, the Los Blancos managed to get to the final, after posting an aggregate scoreline of 1-0.
- Before that, they had met in the 2012 Group Stage. Then, the Spanish team won 3-2 at home, and drew the next fixture 1-1.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Prediction
These two sides have met on five previous occasions, with Madrid leading the head-to-head record two victories to one, while there have also been two draws.
As things stand, the upper hand goes to the English contingent. The reason being, they could afford to lose 0-1, and still could progress to the Quarters. As far as they are concerned, all they need to do is make sure that they do not concede two goals.
The last meeting between the two sides came in the semi-finals of the 2015-16 competition, and the Spanish giants advanced to the final courtesy of a 1-0 aggregate success.