Manchester City vs Real Madrid Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Manchester City vs Real Madrid Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Manchester City vs Real Madrid - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Manchester City vs Real Madrid, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Champions League match between Manchester City vs Real Madrid.

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Match Details:

League: Champions League – Semi-final

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Time: 18th May, 12:30 am

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Preview:

The two European giants lock horns once again as Manchester City face defending champions Real Madrid in the second leg of Champions League semi-final. The winner will face Inter Milan in the final, after they prevailed victorious over their noisy neighbors AC Mila last night with an aggregate score of 3-0. Following two moments of individual brilliance in the first leg, the second leg calls for another exciting encounter. The first leg score was the perfect scenario for Manchester City in particular, heading into the second leg as favorites at the Etihad. The Premier League weekend was close to a perfect one for the treble chasers – with Arsenal losing to Brighton while Pep’s side won convincingly at Goodison Park courtesy of a brace by Ilkay Gundogan. The Cityzens need just one more victory to be crowned champions and lift their fifth Premier League trophy in the last six seasons. Manchester City are now unbeaten in their last 22 matches and have 15 in a row at the Etihad in all competitions. Such rich vein of form certainly makes Pep Guardiola’s side the favorites tonight, having not lost a single Champions League match at home since 2018.

Real Madrid on the other hand will be far from shaken by Manchester City’s winning streak, as they chase yet another taste of European glory. With Barcelona having lifted the LaLiga trophy this weekend, incentive and motivation to win the Champions League for the 14 –time European Champions would be high. Ancelotti made a whole lot of changes for the game against Getafe at the weekend, where Los Blancos eventually earned a hard fought victory thanks to Marco Asensio’s 20-yard strike. This result also saw them end a five-match streak without a clean sheet. Real Madrid have lost each of their last two away trips and with Manchester City aiming to seek revenge for last season, Ancelotti’s men would be looking forward to anything but a comfortable evening at the Etihad. Real Madrid have not won any of their last four away trips to Manchester City and if they have to change this around, the Madrid defense would have to be on top form to restrict a free scoring Pep side – having scored at least 2 goals in 15 of their last 18 matches in all competitions.

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Prediction:

Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid (MCI 3-2 RMA on aggregate)


Real Madrid and Manchester City Key Stats:

Goals:

Manchester City: E Haaland (36), P Foden (10), I Gundogan, J Alvarez (8)

Real Madrid: K Benzema (17), V Junior (10), M Asensio (9)

Assists: 

Manchester City: K de Bruyne (16), R Mahrez (10), J Grealish, E Haaland (7)

Real Madrid: V Junior (9), Rodrygo (8), M Asensio (6)

Tackles:

Manchester City: Rodri (66), B Silva (43), M Akanji (35)

Real Madrid: A Tchouameni (59), E Camavinga (58), E Militao, T Kroos (39)

Interceptions:

Manchester City: Rodri (32), I Gundogan, N Ake (19), R Dias (18)

Real Madrid: A Tchouameni (45), E Militao (36), D Ceballos (23)

Chances Created:

Manchester City: K de Bruyne (97), J Grealish (50), R Mahrez (46)

Real Madrid: V Junior (63), K Benzema, T Kroos (47), F Valverde (42)


Manchester City vs Real Madrid Lineups:

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Unavailable Players:

Manchester City: N Ake

Real Madrid: NA


Manchester City vs Real Madrid Fantasy Combination:

Gk: T Courtois

Def: R Dias, J Stones, D Carvajal

Mid: K de Bruyne (vC), I Gundogan, B Silva, F Valverde

Fwd: E Haaland (C), K Benzema, V Junior

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Captaincy Picks:

E Haaland, K Benzema, K de Bruyne

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Grand League Picks:

I Gundogan, F Valverde, B Silva