Man City vs Real Madrid: Champions League prediction, kick-off time, team news, TV, live stream, h2h, odds
One of the great Champions League semi-final nights awaits as Manchester City host Real Madrid tonight for a place in the final.
In what many are considering a de-facto final, the champions of England and defending champions of Europe meet with the tie perfectly poised at 1-1 after last week’s first leg.
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City, unbeaten since early February, are still yet to break their Champions League curse despite billions invested in the squad and club, and have only ever surpassed this stage once.
They face a Madrid team who have won this competition a record 14 times, including last season after knocking out Pep Guardiola’s men in dramatic circumstances at this very stage. It promises to be a fascinating night at the Etihad Stadium.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-offt tonight, Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium.
Where to watch Man City vs Real Madrid
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the BT Sport app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Man City vs Real Madrid team news
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Akanji, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish, Haaland
Subs: Ortega, Carson, Phillips, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Subs: Lunin, Vallejo, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Lucas, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Rudiger, Mendy, Mariano
Man City vs Real Madrid prediction
Could this be City’s year? Certainly, both teams will know that winning this game will make them huge favourites for the ultimate crown.
Los Blancos are the kings of pulling out a performance in this very moment yet Guardiola’s side have all the panache, ruthlessness and ability to be the team to finally upset them.
If the hosts can get together a fast start, they may well be unstoppable.
Man City to win 3-1, and 4-2 on aggregate.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man City wins: 3
Real Madrid wins: 3
Man City vs Real Madrid match odds
Man City to reach final: 2/7
Real Madrid to reach final: 5/2
Man City to win 3-1 on the night: 10/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).