Two of the top soccer teams in the world battle on Wednesday when Manchester City takes on Real Madrid. In the first of a 2-match Champions League aggregate, Manchester City offers favorite’s odds. But the odds difference between the 2 squads is just 40. Will Man City show they’re still one of the top teams in soccer? Will Real prove that they’re back after a couple of subpar seasons? Check out Champions League odds, a preview, and a free pick for Manchester City vs Real Madrid!
Man City vs Real Madrid Champions League Odds & Pick
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
- Live Stream: Fubo TV
- Moneyline Odds: Man City +135 / Real +175 / Draw +256 / Over/Under Total Odds: 3
Why Manchester City is a good bet +135
Since losing a couple of matches to Man United and Tottenham, City has gotten back on track. Manchester City is 2-0 in their last couple of games. They beat West Ham United 2-0. They beat Leicester 1-0. Not only that but on Feb. 14, UEFA banned Manchester City for 2 seasons from the Champions League. This is Man City’s last chance for a couple of seasons to win the CL. They won’t blow it by getting down in the first match in the 2-match aggregate.
Form Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs Leicester City
- W – 2-0 vs West Ham United
- L – 0-2 vs Tottenham
- L – 0-1 vs Manchester United
- W – 4-0 vs Fulham
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Why Real Madrid is a good bet +175
Real Madrid isn’t in great form. They have a win, a loss, and a draw in their last 3. But Madrid tends to step it up against their toughest opponents. For example, they beat Atletico 1-0 on Feb. 1. They also drew with both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona earlier in the season. Underdog Real Madrid won’t just sit back and let Man City dominate. They’re going to show up against one of the top squads in soccer.
Form Last 5
- L – 1-0 vs Levante
- D – 2-2 vs Celta Vigo
- W – 4-1 vs Osasuna
- L – 4-3 vs Real Sociedad
- W – 1-0 vs Atletico Madrid
Man City vs Real Madrid Champions League Soccer Final Betting Analysis
Real Madrid does have a tendency to play to their competition, which is good news for them in this Champions League match. They won’t play as badly as they did versus Levante. Also, because this is a CL match, Man City’s unfamiliarity with them should help Real Madrid’s cause.
But although Real has a shot to upset Man City, the EPL team has a lot to play for. Manchester City doesn’t feel UEFA was fair to keep them from the Champions League for 2-years. They’d like nothing more than to force UEFA to play next season’s league without the defending champ.
To make sure that happens, Manchester City must beat Real Madrid in the 2-match aggregate. Expect a fired up City to get it done versus Real on the road this Wednesday.
Champions League Soccer Pick: Manchester City +135