Real Madrid will take on Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening, May 4, in the return leg of the Champions League semi-final. The first leg ended in a dramatic defeat for England, can we expect a rematch? For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet app review.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side officially secured the league title in Spain last Saturday. In 34 UEFA Champions League games, Real Madrid amassed 81 points – enough to clinch the title with four games to go. The Italian specialist’s Benzema (top scorer in the league with 26 goals) and Vinicius (14 goals) have amassed 73 goals, more than any other team, while conceding just 29. In the last 6 games, the capital has scored 5 victories.
The visitors thrashed Espanyol 4-0 (1.0) at the weekend, although the hosts’ Italian coach rested a number of their leaders. Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale are in the club’s sideline, as is centre-back David Alaba. Losing the Austrian is a real headache for Real Madrid. The Spaniard has beaten PSG and Chelsea in previous rounds of the Champions League, with Benzema the top scorer in the competition (14 goals).
Josep Guardiola’s side top the table with 83 points after 34 games. 84 goals scored, 21 conceded (the least by any other club). After a brief slump (draws against Liverpool and Atletico and relegation from the national cup semi-finals), the team have won four straight victories. In fine form, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Marez and Kevin De Bruyne combined for 32 goals in the league. Last weekend, Leeds FC were beaten 0-4 away (2, England), with the Belgian and the Algerian rested.
And last Tuesday, the visitors played their first Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid, where they prevailed in a brilliant 4-3 shoot-out. They could have scored more, but they failed to do so. Only right-back Kyle Walker is out of the club’s medical.
The first leg ended in a 4-3 win for England. Before that, the teams met each other for the last time in the 2019/20 Champions League 1/8 final, and then City won both matches with the same score of 2-1.
Real Madrid v Manchester City match prediction
The hosts are only counting on a win – any other outcome would mean the Madrid side’s departure from the Champions League semi-finals for the second year in a row. There is no doubt that Ancelotti will be able to get his boys properly tuned up – all the more so because several of the leaders were rested in the last round of the Primera Division. Karim Benzema, who has been scoring goals for everyone this season, is fit as well. But the visitors will not be held back by a slim advantage – with an attacking line-up like Pepa’s, City are always first-choice. A week ago, the teams put on a real performance; we expect a repeat on Wednesday. Our prediction is that both teams will score.