Manchester City will travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 semi-final leg 2 clash on Thursday, May 5. The match kicks off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester City come into the fixture with a one-goal advantage, having beaten the Los Blancos 4-3 in the first leg at the Etihad.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Form Guide
Real Madrid come into the fixture on the back of a 4-0 win over Espanyol, which sealed the La Liga 2021-22 title for them. In their last five outings in all competitions, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won three and lowest two, one of which was the 4-3 loss to City in the first leg.
Curiously, City are also coming into the match following a 4-0 drubbing on Leeds United in the Premier League. The Sky Blues have won their last four matches on the trot.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Real Madrid 3.15, Manchester City 2.17, Draw 3.95
- Bet365: Real Madrid 3.10, Manchester City 2.10, Draw 4.00
- 10Cric: Real Madrid 3.10, Manchester City 2.15, Draw 3.83
- Parimatch: Real Madrid 3.25, Manchester City 2.08, Draw 3.95
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City head-to-head
Real Madrid and Manchester City have faced each other on the European stage seven times. The Cityzens have won three, Real Madrid two and the remaining two were draws.
Incidentally all three of City’s wins came in their recent three meetings. Barring the first leg win, City beat Madrid 4-2 over two legs in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Real Madrid: Striker Karim Benzema has been integral to Real Madrid’s season and will once again be key if the 13-time champions are to overturn the deficit and make it to the final. The Frenchman already has 42 goals this season for Madrid, including 14 in the UCL.
Manchester City: Midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne is central to how Manchester City operates under Pep Guardiola and the Belgian’s performance may play a big role in Thursday’s match. The Belgian has scored 15 and assisted 12 goals already this term.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League 2021-22 prediction
Though Real Madrid are at home, City, with a one-goal cushion, have the luxury of dictating the pace of Thursday’s game. That and City’s recent form against Madrid will make the English team favourites to take the win on Thursday and progress to their second successive UCL final.