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Real Madrid vs Manchester City 02/26/2020 Odds, Game Analysis and Soccer Picks
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Real Madrid vs Manchester City 02/26/2020 – Two of the biggest teams in Europe square off in the Champions League Round of 16 as Real Madrid host Manchester City. Real Madrid has played great in the past several months. However, there are still times that they are inconsistent. As for Manchester City, they are focused on the Champions League since they barely have a shot at catching Liverpool in the English Premier League. Online Betting Sites are favoring the visitors Manchester City to get the win over Real Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Manchester City 02/26/2020
Real Madrid is still recuperating from the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo two summers ago. Karim Benzema has played out of his mind while signings Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard have flopped on the pitch and are always injured. Madrid came in second in their group alongside PSG, Club Brugge and Galatasaray with three wins, two draws and one defeat. Even though Madrid is still in the race of the La Liga and Champions League titles, they have been inconsistent with two winless games heading into the Manchester City matchup this Tuesday.
Players to Watch: Karim Benzema (4 goals, 2 assists), Rodrygo (4 G, 2 A), Marcelo (3 A), Sergio Ramos (2 G), Toni Kroos (1 G, 1 A), Thibaut Courtois (2 clean sheets).
Manchester City’s main goal ever since they became a powerhouse club is to lift the Champions League trophy. They have miserably failed under Pep Guardiola in the past several seasons and this year might be their last chance to win it together. It should be noted that Manchester City is banned from the Champions League for two years, pending appeal. If the ban goes through, many players, as well as Guardiola, will surely leave the club. Nevertheless, Manchester City’s focus now is on the Champions League with the English Premier League title out of reach from the hands of Liverpool.
Players to Watch: Raheem Sterling (5 G, 2 A), Gabriel Jesus (4 G, 2 A), Ilkay Gundogan (2 G, 2 A), Riyad Mahrez (1 G, 4 A), Phil Foden (2 G, 2 A), Ederson (2 CS).
Real Madrid vs Manchester City Betting Numbers
In their history, Real Madrid has never lost to Manchester City in their four previous matchups. Madrid has won two at home and drew two at the Etihad. But despite being at home, Tops Sports Betting Sites are slightly in favor of Manchester City to defeat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
Moneyline: Betting on Manchester City is actually much safer since they are slightly favored with +163 moneyline compared to Real Madrid’s +150. Another option is to bet on a draw with a moneyline of +240.
Score Prediction: Manchester City steals one in Madrid to get the 2-1 lead heading into the second leg of the Round of 16.