Manchester City vs Real Madrid predictions and betting tips on May 17, 2023
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On May 17, Etihad Stadium (Manchester) will host the second leg of the 1/2 finals of the Champions League, in which Manchester City will compete with Real Madrid. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team continues its way to the treble. There have remained only several steps, but they are also the most difficult ones. “The Citizens” have not won anything in the current season so far. They are in the FA Cup final, where they will be hacked to death with neighbouring Manchester United. In addition, it finally succeeded to jump out from behind Arsenal in the Premier League in the middle of spring. And after the victory in the match with Everton and the misfire of “the Gunners” in the battle against Brighton, the fate of the 1st place has been actually decided. However, the main task for Guardiola and his wards is to finally win the Champions League. It is noteworthy that it is the third time, when the away match of the play-offs results in a 1-1 draw – the team started with the same score in the confrontation against RB Leipzig and finished in the battle with Bayern. At the same time, Haaland and the company managed to smash the German clubs at the home arena: not only “the Bulls” felt it at the 1/8 stage – the grandee from Munich conceded three unanswered goals in Foggy Albion.
The club has enlarged the number of trophies in the current season. At the same time, it is hard to imagine that someone in the capital of Spain was impressed even with a 2-1 success in the recent final of the Copa del Rey; moreover, the victories in the FIFA Club World Cup and even the UEFA Super Cup have already been forgotten. Moreover, Barcelona won the Super Cup of the country in winter, and, that is the most important, instead of defending the trophy in the La Liga, which the team limply had given to “the Blaugrana”, it fell to struggling with Atlético for the 2nd place. It is clear that Ancelotti wants to save the season by means of the Champions League. The club consistently beat other representatives of England, Liverpool and Chelsea, there. Still, the semi-finals brought the opponent whose optimal shape can be only dreamt about by “the Reds” and especially “the Blues”. The guests were definitely no worse at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. To be honest, everything was decided due to the insights of geniuses, Vinícius and De Bruyne.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
“The Citizens” also seemed to be stronger a year ago. Nevertheless, Real made a comeback and overcame the opponent in extra time. Although then the denouement happened in Madrid.
Bookmakers consider City to be the favourite of the following battle. It is reasonable to mention that the price of the victory is too high – thus, we bet on “total: under 3.5” (odd: 1.62).
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