The CL Semifinals draw worked against the Champions League this season. Real Madrid versus Manchester City should be this year’s Champions League Final. It shouldn’t be a semifinal contest. But here we are, handicapping the 2-match aggregate between El Blanco and the Sky Blues. Check out why Real or Man City is a good bet to win the aggregate. Then keep reading for our pick.
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Leg 1: Tuesday, May 9 at TBD
Leg 2: Tuesday, May 16 at TBD
Why Real Madrid is a Good Bet to Win the Aggregate against Manchester City
There are a couple of reasons to back Real Madrid to take down Man City and battle Inter or AC Milan in the Champions League Final.
First, Real is in excellent form. For sure, things can change in the next few weeks before the first aggregate happens. But we shouldn’t expect them to. Since April 2, Real has won 5 with a 1-goal loss to Villareal.
Second, Real Madrid as the type of attack that can hang with Man City’s. Karim Benzema, Rodrygo, Luka Modric, and Federico Valverde rival the players the Sky Blues send to the pitch.
Real Madrid Last 5
- W – 2-0 vs. Chelsea
- W – 2-0 vs. Cadiz
- W – 2-0 vs. Chelsea
- L – 2-3 vs. Villareal
- W – 4-0 vs. Barcelona
Real Madrid Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Manchester City is a Good to Win the Aggregate versus Real Madrid
Man City didn’t play their best in the 1-1 draw versus Bayern, but we can forgive them for the performance. After all, the match happened at Allianz Arena and the Citizens had a 3-0 aggregate lead over the best team in the Bundesliga.
The Sky Blues attack is astonishing. In the eight games prior to the draw against Bayern, the Sky Blues went undefeated and failed to beat only one opponent, Crystal Palace on March 7, by more than a goal.
City beat Burnely 6-0, Leipzig 7-0 in a Champions League match, and Liverpool 4-1, during Man City’s 3-0 run.
Manchester City Last 5
- D – 1-1 vs. Bayern Munich
- W – 3-1 vs. Leiscester City
- W – 3-0 vs. Bayern Munich
- W – 4-1 vs. Southampton
- W – 4-1 vs. Liverpool
Manchester City Predicted Starting Lineup
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Final Betting Analysis: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid
The aggregate should be fantastic. Both teams are playing at a super high level. It’s difficult to look past how well Man City has scored, but we require perspective.
No doubt, Bayern is going through a transition. Munich hired Thomas Tuchel in late March, right before the aggregate versus City. It’s taken Tuchel some time to get his squad to coalesce.
Liverpool is a shell of last season’s squad. Pool has 47 points on the EPL standings, which puts Liverpool behind Arsenal, Man City, Man United, Newcastle, Tottenham, and Brighton.
So City’s wins have impressed, but they aren’t as impressive as one might think. More importantly, when it comes to this aggregate, Real has the greatest head coach in Champions League history on their side.
Carlo Ancelotti is a masters strategist. He will ensure Benzema, Rodrygo and the rest find enough room to get off accurate shots on goal. Also, lest we forget, Man City was giving up scores to much lesser teams like Everton, Aston, Tottenham, and Lecce earlier in the season.
Ancelotti will come up with a strategy to beat the Citizens. Real is the pick to win the aggregate.
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