Real Madrid vs Man City Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Champions League Match (Expect Fireworks in Spain)
Real Madrid vs Man City Match Info
2022-23 UEFA Champions League — Semifinals (First Leg)
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu — Madrid, Spain
The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League semifinals begin on Tuesday, May 2 with the first leg of a huge matchup between Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Manchester City convincingly made it through the quarterfinals by defeating Bayern Munich 4-1 on aggregate. Meanwhile, Real Madrid didn't even break a sweat against Chelsea, winning both legs 2-0 to win 4-0 on aggregate.
Which club will take on step closer to a finals appearance with a victory next week?
Real Madrid vs Man City Odds & Spread
All UEFA Champions League betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: RMA: (+220) | MNC: (+115) | Draw (+250)
Spread: RMA: +1 (-155) | MNC: -1 (+310)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-138) | Under: (+114)
Team to Score the First Goal: RMA: (+115) | MNC: (-140) I NO GOALS: (+1200)
Man City enters this contest as the favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -1 odds.
Real Madrid vs Man City Prediction & Pick
Both of these clubs are on fire at the moment. Manchester City has won 13 of its previous 14 matches, including each of the last three by a combined score of 9-2. Meanwhile, Real Madrid is 7-0-2 in its previous nine matchups and looked utterly dominant against Chelsea in the quarterfinals.
Nevertheless, it's hard to argue against history here. Manchester City has had Real Madrid's number in recent years, winning four of the last fight meetings between the two. Considering how the Whites won 3-1 when the foes last met in May 2022, I expect the Sky Blues to step things up to get revenge.
It'll be another close contest between two great sides, but Manchester City is playing like the best club in the sport at the moment. Pep Guardiola to lead his players to victory.
Final Score Prediction: Manchester City: 3 | Real Madrid: 2
Real Madrid vs Man City Betting Trends
- Real Madrid has won the Champions League a record 14 times.
- Manchester City has never won the Champions League before.
- Real Madrid is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 4-1-0(W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Manchester City is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Man City Best Bet
Taking the over on the 3.5-goal total is a fairly safe bet for this match. After all, Real Madrid's last five matches have seen an average of 3.8 goals scored with a combined 12 being scored in the last two alone. Manchester City has also seen a bit of offense in its matches, seeing more than 2.5 goals scored in four of its previous five outings.
With each of the last five Real Madrid-Manchester City matchups going over 2.5 goals as well, the Over looks even more appealing.
Bet: Over 2.5 Total Goals (-138)
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