Real Madrid vs Man City Prediction
The pinnacle of the first leg of the 2022/23 Champions League semi-finals will be the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Bernabeu Stadium. Live Football Schedule will continually update the score, analysis, predictions, head-to-head records, and results of this match.
While Manchester City lags behind Real Madrid in Champions League achievements, they are one of the few teams that have consistently troubled the “White Giants” in recent matches, under the guidance of coach Pep Guardiola. With a quality squad eager to conquer the Champions League, it wouldn’t be surprising if Manchester City manages to defeat Real at the Bernabeu.
Analysis of the form of Real Madrid vs Manchester City:
With no hope of catching up to Barcelona in the race for the La Liga 2022/23 title, Real Madrid was recently consoled by a 2-1 victory over Osasuna in the final of the Spanish Cup. However, in the Champions League, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is in excellent form, having won their last five consecutive matches. They haven’t even conceded a goal in their three most recent games at the most prestigious club competition in Europe.
However, statistics show that Real Madrid’s attack has scored only eight goals, while their defense is relatively worrying with nine goals conceded. With their current situation, experts predict that Carlo Ancelotti’s team will face many difficulties in their upcoming match against the Premier League champions, Manchester City, who will be playing on their home ground.
Meanwhile, Manchester City is showing devastating strength with five consecutive victories. Looking further back, they have not lost in their last 20 matches, including 17 wins. With such impressive form, Manchester City is full of opportunities to defend their Premier League title successfully.
In last season’s Champions League, Manchester City was defeated by Real Madrid in the semi-finals with a total score of 6-5 after two matches. In their previous ten encounters, both teams have an equal record with each side winning four times and drawing twice. It’s worth noting that Manchester City has defeated Real Madrid in four of their last five matches.
Latest squad information for Real Madrid vs Man City
Due to accumulating enough yellow cards, Real’s center-back Eder Militao will be suspended for the upcoming match. Meanwhile, the availability of left-back Ferland Mendy is uncertain.
On the other hand, Man City’s versatile defender Nathan Ake needs to undergo a fitness test before the match to determine if he’s fit to play or not.
Expected lineups for Real Madrid vs Manchester City:
Real (4-3-3): Courtois, Nacho, Alaba, Ruediger, Carvajal, Kroos, Tchouameni, Valverde, Junior, Benzema, Rodrygo
Man City (3-4-2-1): Ederson, Akanji, Laporte, Ake, Mahrez, Lewis, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Haaland
Football expert predicts Real Madrid vs Man City Match
In the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, experts predicted that the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City would be a highly suspenseful game as both teams are aiming for the championship trophy of Europe’s most exciting club competition.
Despite having to play away, The Citizens still want to make the most of their opportunities to return home with a victory against the Spanish representative when the two teams meet in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.
It is clear that the Manchester-based team has created advantages from the start in the round of 16 matches against RB Leipzig or the quarter-finals with Bayern Munich when these opponents were experiencing poor form in defense or losing their most important pillars.
Besides, the away team is still highly regarded due to their strong ability, even when playing the first-leg semi-final match at Real Madrid’s home ground.
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