The Citizens are coming to the most decorated club of the Champions League – Real (13 wins). Madrid is the obvious favorite, with their presence appearing highly likely in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the tournament. It will be real tough for Man City.
Real Madrid is playing on two fronts – in the Primera and the Champions League. In the national championship, team of Zidane is leading, but Barcelona is catching up, eager to defend the Spanish Champion title. In addition, the last 2 home matches of Madrid ended in defeat (from Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey) and a draw (from Celta in the Primera). Los Blancos conceded 6 goals in these matches, which most likely indicates thorough preparation for the match with the Citizens, who should not be underestimated.
According to Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, the team is trying to perform at the top of their abilities in this tournament. The UEFA ban for the next two seasons, due to breaching financial fair play rules, has certainly affected the team spirit, but that’s only likely to make the Citizens more eager to fight hard for a victory in the current tournament. Guardiola’s guys have every chance of succeeding in the upcoming match, as over the entire history of the Champions League the team has not left once without scoring a goal, with an average of 2.6 goals per game scored in away games.
And yet the Citizens have never defeated Los Blancos in the Champions League – out of 4 matches played, Real Madrid won twice, and there were two draws. Which team progresses to next stage? (Team 1) with odds of 2.65 in 22Bet line.
Credit – 22bet