Betting tips & odds comparison 07.08.2020 Manchester City FC - Real Madrid CF
Betting Tip for matchday 2 of the 2019/2020 Champions League between Manchester City FC and Real Madrid CF. The game will be played at Etihad Stadium (Manchester, England) on 07.08.2020 at 21:00.
Manchester City – Real Madrid
Manchester City host Spanish champions Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie.
Man City will be looking to this competition to salvage the pieces from a somewhat disappointing season in which they played second fiddle to runaway Premier League Champions Liverpool and getting outfoxed by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final.
The Citizens got the better of Real Madrid in the first leg to win it 2-1 after conceding the first goal. They upped the tempo and executed their pressing game so well against Real and left them gasping for air as they scored two crucial away goals to turn the tie in its head.
For all their defensive vulnerabilities this season, City have been nothing but spectacular at home, particularly since the restart. They have scored 24 goals in six home wins which include the 4-0 whooping of Liverpool.
Real Madrid wrestled the La Liga crown from Barcelona following an impressive run of 10 straight wins and a draw in their final 11 matches of the La Liga season. It was a very tight race for the title between the two rivals for most of the season. Barcelona, however, could not ultimately keep pace with surreal pace that Real engaged in as they closed in on their 34th La Liga title.
They will need to summon all they have against Man City though. The seemed to have the first leg in control when they took the lead through Isco early in the second half. But Man City turned the heat and turned the tide with two goals to win the game and take control of the tie.
Los Bloncos captain Sergio Ramos was given his marching orders in that game and therefore will miss this tie. Brazilian Eder Militao is set to take his place.
Possible Line Ups
|MANCHESTER CITY||REAL MADRID|
|Injured: Agüero (Knee), Mendy (Suspended), Bravo (Muscle) and Marcelo (Muscle), Ramos (Suspended)|
OUR PREVIEW AND BETTING PREDICTIONS FOR MAN CITY V REAL MADRID
This game has goals written all over it. Both teams have been impressive in their recent matches. Real Madrid, having conceded two away goals cannot sit on their laurels and they have to get on the attack early to try to wrestle away the control of this tie from Man City. That obviously means committing men forward and that could potentially leave them exposed at the back. As the Citizens already proved in the first leg, they can be deadly when given space. We are going for Over 2.5 goals @ 1.49 with Betway as our initial betting prediction for this game.
City are on a quest to try and win their maiden Champions League title. Madrid on the other hand literally own the Champions League. They’ve won it more than everyone else. The game will be pretty intense and high paced. As much as City are in pole position, that can change in a flash. There is no love lost between these two teams and in such a charged atmosphere, centre referee Felix Brych from Germany might have his work cut out. Betway betting app have Over 4.5 bookings priced at 1.55 and we are snapping it up for our final tip for this game.