Manchester City vs Real Madrid 26 April 2016: Champions League Preview and Predictions
26 April 2016/1445ET
Home:3.00 Draw: 3.50 Away: 2.45 See the Latest Odds
The Champions League has reached the semi-final stage of the competition and the first game will see Real Madrid visit Manchester City in what should be a great game. Both teams will want to get this important two legged tie of to a good start and a win here will do just that.
This game will be very important to Manchester City. The Sky Blues will be at home and if they fail to win here, I think it might just be all over since at the Santiago Bernabeu it will be near impossible for them to win. This side will be great upfront but the problems I think they will have been at the back. The defense is a mess. Kompany just back from injury, and the rest are rubbish. This will be problematic for them at the best and I will be interested to see how they cope with this issue.
Real Madrid on the other hand will know that they are the better side but it is a matter of whether or not they are focused. When they are on song, they are the best team in the world and they will need to be for this game. Ronaldo and Benzema are expected to return to the side and they should be fresh, not playing midweek. I think this team will win here since they are simply the better side and against a weak Manchester City defense they will show their true class.
As far as betting is concerned, I think betting on the outright result is the best option. We are getting a great price on the visitors and with their amazing squad I think they will win. This is a good priced bet in my opinion so I will put on a large bet.