Real Madrid vs Manchester City predictions, live streaming free for Tuesday’s Champions League clash at the Bernabeu. Man City head to Madrid as favourites to make the Champions League final, just as they did a year ago before their semi-final exit
The bright lights of the Bernabeu shine down on another tantalising Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night as Real Madrid welcome Manchester City to the Spanish capital for the first leg.
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Last year Real Madrid lifted the Champions League having seen off Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in the knockout stages. Despite that success and their European pedigree, they are underdogs heading into Tuesday’s semi-final.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Manchester City: Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland
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).
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Head-to-head
- The two teams have four wins each in the previous ten head to head meetings but Real Madrid won three of the past four affairs in Spanish capital.
- Los Blancos advanced 6-5 on aggregate in the last year’s Champions League semifinal against the Citizens thanks to a super-late comeback in the reverse fixture at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
- Real Madrid have knocked out Liverpool and Chelsea twice in the last two seasons and could do the same to City
- The Citizens are winless in their last four trips in Europe, scoring only twice
- Thibaut Courtois is overperforming his Expected Goals conceded numbers by the biggest margin of any keeper in the competition
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Prediction
Real Madrid will be without suspended Eder Militao while Nathan Ake’s appearance is questionable for the visitors following the Dutchman’s hamstring issues in the weekend’s match against the Peacocks.
Manchester City, and Haaland especially, will be licking their lips at the prospect of facing a Militao-less Real Madrid backline, especially given Los Blancos’ recent failures at keeping the back door shut domestically.
Both teams have picked up narrow, yet very important 2-1 wins at the weekend to further boost up the spirits ahead of the first leg in Europe.