Real Madrid and Manchester City run it back on Wednesday with most expecting Real to fold under the pressure of the mighty Sky Blues at Etihad. The Citizens are incredibly difficult to draw against, much less beat, on their pitch. Will City bury Real and pull through as the favorite? Or will Carlo Ancelotti pull another rabbit from his hat? Check out soccer odds, analysis, and free picks for Man City versus Real Madrid.
See below for Champions League lines, analysis, and a free pick for Real Madrid versus Manchester City in the Second Leg of the Semifinals.
Second Leg of the Champions League Semifinal Odds: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid | MyBookie Soccer Preview
Manchester City vs. Real Madrid UEFA Game Info
When: Wednesday, May 17 at 3:00 pm ET
Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Handicap Odds: Man City -0.5 -168 / Real Madrid +0.5 +131
Moneyline Odds: Real Madrid +400 / Man City -162 / Draw +330
Total Odds: O 2.5 -170 / U 2.5 +132
Why Real Madrid is a Good Bet versus Manchester City
Head coach and manager Carlo Ancelotti has brought two Champions League titles to AC Milan and Real. Not only that, but historically, Real is the best performing club in the Champions League.
Also, although City scored the equalizer due to a brilliant kick by Kevin De Bruyne, Real controlled most of the match. Junior and Benzema should be ready, which will make Real even more difficult to beat.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 0-3 vs Everton
- D – 1-1 vs. Real Madrid
- W – 2-1 vs. Osasuna
- L – 2-0 vs. Real Sociedad
- W – 4-2 vs. Almeria
Real Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Manchester City is a Good Bet versus Real Madrid
For much of the first leg, Real had City on the ropes. But the Sky Blues rallied to escape Santiago Bernabeau with a 1-1 draw. On Wednesday, the match happens on City’s pitch at Etihad. No doubt, the Sky Blues will be fired up to get by Real.
The last time the same setup happened, a draw in the first leg, City blasted RB Leipzig 7-0 in the second leg.
Manchester City Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. Getafe
- D – 1-1 vs. Manchester City
- W – 2-1 vs. Leeds United
- W – 3-0 vs. West Ham United
- W – 1-2 vs. Fulham
Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Final Betting Analysis: Real Madrid at Manchester City
It’s tempting to back Real because the LaLiga Primera Division squad has the talent and history that says they can pull off the upset. But this Man City team is loaded at every level.
More importantly, City has displayed the toughness that it often lacked last season. Adding Erling Haaland may have something to do with it, but the real reason is because Kevin De Bruyne is the unquestioned leader.
De Bruyne can play any position on the pitch. He flows seamlessly up top, to midfield, and even helps on defense.
Also, we should expect Pep Guardiola to get Haaland more involved in this match. Real did an excellent job on Haaland. But De Bruyne figures to find a way to get Erling some a touches.
We love Real and wouldn’t be surprised if Ancelotti’s squad was competitive in this. However, the best bet is on City to win this straight up. Laying the -162 on the best club squad in the world on their pitch with a Champions League Final berth at stake makes sense.
Champions League Semi Leg 2 Pick: Manchester City -162 | Bet Manchester City vs. Real Madrid Today
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UEFA Champions League Semifinal 2nd Leg Schedule
|Date||Time (/ET)||Home||Away||TV Info|
|Wednesday, May 17||3:00 PM||Manchester City||vs.||Real Madrid|
|2nd Leg – Tied on aggregate|
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