Football best betting tips for Man City – Real M
Manchester City hosts Real Madrid at the Etihad in a second leg from the Champions League 1/8-finals. The Cityzens have an advantage after a 2-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu, but nothing is decided just yet. Let’s preview this match in our football best betting tips.
Pep Guardiola’s team made a great step when they secured a win at the Bernabeu in February. Isco opened the score for Los Blancos, but in the last 12 minutes Man City scored twice. Gabriel Jesus equalised for the English side, while Kevin De Bruyne scored the winner from a penalty kick. City have now an important advantage before the second leg.
The result from the first leg is not Real Madrid’s only problem at the moment. At the Etihad they could not use their captain and most influental defender Sergio Ramos. The legendary centre back was sent off in the last minutes of the first leg. Most likely Eder Militao will replace Ramos in the heart of the defense.
Marcelo is not avaliable for selection as well. The Brazilian left back is injured, so we should expect to see Ferland Mendy at his position.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has some selection headaches as well. The Catalan manager can’t use his main striker Sergio Aguero who is still sidelined with an injury. Gabriel Jesus is once again going to start as a target man for the Cityzens.
The result from the first leg does not mean that Real Madrid are finished. We should remind you that Los Blancos showed a terrific form after the restart of the season. They won La Liga and they didn’t concede a single defeat since the restart. They have enough confidence to win at the Etihad, but it’s going to be really difficult.
These are our football best betting tips for the Champions League 1/8-finals fixture between Manchester City and Real Madrid. City have the advantage, but the Spanish giant will not give up without a fight.