Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Prediction | UCL 2021/22
Another mouth-watering and engaging contest takes centre stage as Pep Guardiola's Man City goes head-to-head vs Real Madrid in the UCL semi-final as both teams will battle it out for the Champions League final spot in Paris.
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Preview
Match details: Champions League semi-final 1st Leg
Match: Man City vs Real Madrid
Date: 26 Apr 2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Timing: István Kovács
Referee: 9 pm (CEST)
Man City and Real Madrid have been old foes, and many memories have been shared between these two giants. Being top of the group of their respective leagues, they have been diligent throughout the season and deserve to be here.
City in hot form:
Manchester City come into this game after condemning Watford 5-1, and Gabriel Jesus stole the show, netting four past Watford. The Sky Blues were rampant, and it should be a great sign before an important clash against Real Madrid midweek.
One hand on the La Liga title:
Real Madrid are on the verge of winning their 35th La Liga as the thing stands. It will be hard to catch them as they are 15 points ahead of second-place Barcelona.
Despite their La Liga form, they have caused a considerable upset to the top two contenders of the Champions League, PSG and Chelsea, courtesy of back-to-back hattricks of Benzema, who will be present there to inflict damage on the Tuesday’s opponent.
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Record in Europe
|18 Sep 2012||Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City||Champions League|
|21 Nov 2012||Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid||Champions League|
|26 Apr 2016||Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid||Champions League|
|04 May 2016||Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City||Champions League|
|26 Feb 2020||Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City||Champions League|
|07 Aug 2020||Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid||Champions League|
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Form Guide
Manchester City: W-W-L-D-D
Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-W
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats & UCL Trivia
- Pep Guardiola has eliminated Real Madrid twice in his career in the Champions League. First in 2010-11 semi-final with Barcelona and the second time with Manchester City in 2019-21 in the round of 16. He will become the first manager if we once again eliminate them from the Champions League for the third time.
- Carlo Ancelotti has a 74% win percentage at Real Madrid, the best win % of any manager in 20 games with a single club.
- Real Madrid has only won once in their last six away trips to an English club.
- The Los Blancos are winless in their last three trips to Manchester City (L2 D1)
Man City vs Real Madrid: Flashback
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Team News and Predicted Lineup
There aren’t any injury concerns for Manchester City as Kyle Walker has been given the green light, although John Stones will have to battle from a muscle injury to make himself fit for the clash. While the rest are fit to play the match.
However, Real Madrid have been plagued with a few injuries as David Alaba was taken off in the game against Osasuna after a thigh issue and Casemiro is yet to return to training while Ferland Mendy will be making a start. Other than this, the rest of the players will feature in this heavyweight clash.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Man City vs Real Madrid: Head-to-Head Prediction
Both will be vying for a win in this fixture to hold an advantage in second-leg, and at the moment, Manchester City are the better team on paper; this is exactly what we thought when PSG played Real Madrid and the final score we all know.
Though Manchester City have been rampant, Pep Guardiola knows what will it take to send the 13-times winner packing. The Citizens are a formidable side and hold a slight advantage in this contest.
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