Real Madrid, the most successful side in Europe, will travel to England to face Premier League champions Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 semi-finals at the City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday, April 27. The match kicks off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Form guide
Manchester City and Real Madrid are currently sitting pretty on top of the points table in their respective leagues and possess strong attacking units. Manchester City thrashed Watford 5-1 margin in their previous game while Real Madrid sailed past Osasuna 3-1 over the weekend.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid odds for UCL 2021-22
- Dafabet: Manchester City 1.51, Real Madrid 6.40, Draw 4.80
- Bet365: Manchester City 1.45, Real Madrid 6.50, Draw 4.75
- 10Cric: Manchester City 1.50, Real Madrid 6.10, Draw 4.61
- Parimatch: Manchester City 1.49, Real Madrid 6.60, Draw 4.70
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid head-to-head
Manchester City and Real Madrid have gone head-to-head on six occasions in the UCL in the past. Both teams have won twice each and have played out a draw on a couple of occasions.
However, As for the overall, Real Madrid have beaten Manchester City on five occasions while City have won thrice. At the last UCL tie between the two teams in 2019-20, Manchester City won 4-2 on aggregate by winning both matches 2-1.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Real Madrid: Luka Modric’s ability to create magic in the midfield and set up an in-form Karim Benzema upfront will be crucial for the 13-time champions against a forward-thinking Manchester City side.
Manchester City: Kevin de Bruyne scored twice and provided an assist in the last champions league tie against Real Madrid. Kevin de Bruyne possesses better ability in the air and on the attacking front but Luka Modric will look to cancel his Belgian counterpart in the midfield with his tactical acumen.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2021-22 prediction
While both teams are in form, Manchester City’s inability to translate their English Premier League title-winning form onto Europe’s biggest stage might play on their minds. However, with home advantage on their side and a coach in Pep Guardiola, who has a proven track record against the La Liga side, expect Manchester City to pip Real Madrid in the first leg of the UCL semi-finals tie.