Manchester City vs. Real Madrid Match Analysis and Prediction

Real Madrid will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg defeat to Manchester City as they head to the Etihad Stadium. The second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League schedules for Friday with kickoff at 10 pm.

Manchester City was in-form five months ago after registering a 2-1 win at the Bernabeu Stadium. Real Madrid will be looking to overturn an impressive season since the restart managing to clinch the La Liga title.

Things have not been looking up for the Citizens since the restart. The side had to surrender their Premier League titles to rivals Liverpool. The side went on to drop from the semi-finals of the FA Cup after an upsetting 2-0 loss to Arsenal.

The knockout stages are something Pep Guardiola is used to in the Champions League. Having failed to proceed past the knockout stages with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. However, he will be looking to overturn his fate with the two away goals making a difference.

The side fell off last year’s Champions League in the knockout stages with a loss to Tottenham. There last outing against a Spanish side ended with a 3-1 defeat to side Barcelona. With nine home wins, it will boost the Citizen’s hope for the quarter finals.

Manchester City vs. Real Madrid Head to Head

Both sides have met six times in their history with Real Madrid taking home two wins against one win for the Citizens. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:

Home

Man City 5-0 Norwich City

Watford 0-4 Man City

Arsenal 2-0 Man City

Man City 2-1 Bournemouth

Brighton 0-5 Man City

Away

Leganes 2-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal

Granada 2-1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

Athletic Club 0-1 Real Madrid

Manchester City Team News

Manchester City will be without the services of prolific striker Sergio Aguero who is recovering from knee surgery. Benjamin Mendy will miss out on the clash after picking a yellow card in the first leg. This leaves space for youngster Zinchenko to make his mark in the Champions League.

Real Madrid Team News

Center back Sergio Ramos will miss out on the clash after picking a red card in the first leg at Bernabeu. The defensive pairing for Zidane will be Militao and Varane. Mendy hopes to get a nod ahead of Marcelo.

Prediction and Odds

Manchester City has two away goals advantage and will be keeping a tight leash against the Los Blancos.

Manchester City Win

Both Teams to Score

Goals Over 2.5

 

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