The 2019/20 Champions League has reached the round of 16, which is the first knockout stage of the competition this season. Many of the top teams are remaining in the tournament and we could not have asked for a bigger tie as Real Madrid meet Manchester City. The first leg of the tie will be played in Madrid on the 26th February.
Real Madrid know what it takes to win this competition having done so 13 times in their history, including most recently in 2017/18. However, they were eliminated at this stage of the tournament last season and will not want a repeat of that in this campaign. As for Manchester City, they have never won the Champions League and Pep Guardiola is aiming to make history as the first manager to lead them to the trophy.
Both teams will be unhappy with this draw and we are set for a fascinating first leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Which team will come out on top and possibly take a lead into the second leg of the tie? Read on to find out the chances of both teams in our Real Madrid vs Manchester City predictions and for the latest Real Madrid vs Manchester City betting odds.
1. Real Madrid vs Manchester City - Favourites
Real Madrid will be hoping to use the home advantage in this first leg to build up a lead to take with them to Manchester for the second leg. However, the reason they are facing such a difficult match at this stage of the competition is because they finished 2nd in their group to Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid won only 3 of their 6 group games in the Champions League this season and only one of their 3 home matches.
The only team they ma naged to defeat at home in the group stages was Galatasaray but it was a huge 6-0 victory and highlights what Real Madrid are capable of doing on their night.
Real Madrid have won only one of their last 5 home Champions League matches which was the victory against Galatasaray this season. In addition to draws with Paris Saint-Germain and Club Brugge this season, Real Madrid lost to CSKA Moscow and Ajax last season.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City H2H
|Statistic ||Real Madrid ||Manchester City |
|Wins ||3 ||1 |
|Losses ||1 ||3 |
|Draws ||2 ||2 |
|Goals per match ||1,7 ||1,3 |
Nonetheless, the bookmakers believe Real Madrid have what it takes to win this game and the Real Madrid vs Manchester City betting odds have the hosts as favourites to come out on top. Continue below for more Real Madrid vs Manchester City betting tips as we take a look at the chances of Manchester City.
2. Real Madrid vs Manchester City Betting Odds
Manchester City were drawn in a group with Atalanta, Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk meaning they were clear favourites to win the group. They won 4 of their 6 games and remained undefeated to finish 7 points clear of Atalanta in second place.
Progressing from the group stages never really been a problem in the Champions League for Manchester City but their issues have come in the knockout stages. In their last 8 attempts in the Champions League only once have Manchester City progressed beyond the quarter final stage and they have been eliminated three times at the round of 16 stage.
Recent away form in the Champions League has been good for Manchester City and they have lost only one of their last 8 away matches in the competition. However, that defeat came in the quarter-final at Tottenham Hotspur last season.
The Real Madrid vs Manchester City betting odds have the away team as the outsiders, priced at 6/4 to win the match with Bet365. We continue our Real Madrid vs Manchester City preview = below with more Real Madrid vs Manchester City predictions.
3. Real Madrid vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Real Madrid have little difficulty when it comes to scoring goals at home in the Champions League but they have been struggling to keep clean sheets in recent games. Manchester City are facing the same issue in terms of their away form and they score plenty of goals on the road in the Champions League but find it difficult to keep clean sheets.
That suggests we should see both teams scoring in this match and the Real Madrid vs Manchester City betting odds with Bet365 offer 1/2 for that to happen. As it is difficult to split the teams you could combine this with the draw at 3/1 with Bet365.
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