Man City vs Real Madrid: Prediction, start time, odds and team news

host in the second leg of their blockbuster semi-final showdown.

Pep Guardiola’s side played out a – with Kevin De Bruyne scoring for City.

The English side come into the game off the back of a – with Ilkay Gundogan and Erling Haaland both scoring in a 3-0 win.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men defeated Getafe in their last game – with Marco Asensio scoring the only goal of the game.

Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s meeting with Real Madrid including how to watch and team news. 

Manchester City come into the game off the back of a 3-0 win away to Everton on Sunday

Real Madrid also picked up three points in their last game, winning 1-0 against Getafe


When is Manchester City vs Real Madrid?

City’s clash with Madrid will take place tomorrow evening, with the game kicking off at 8pm.

The showdown between the two clubs will take place at the Etihad Stadium, where City have won all of their last five games.

City fans may be slightly confident heading into the game. The English side have won three of the last five meetings against the Spanish side. 

Karim Benzema has scored 29 goals in all competitions this season for Madrid. The forward has three goals in his last five games. 

Erling Haaland is City’s top scorer this season, with 52 goals in all competitions. The forward has scored three goals in his last five games. 

Erling Haaland (Left) and Karim Benzema (Right) are set to go head-to-head tomorrow evening 

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu last week


How to watch

Tomorrow’s clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage getting underway at 7pm.

The game between the two teams will also be streamed on the BT Sport app.

Highlights will be uploaded to the official BT Sport YouTube channel after the game.

Mail Sport will also be providing live coverage of Manchester City vs Real Madrid, so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments here.

Tomorrow’s clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid will take place at the Etihad 


Team news 

Nathan Ake was given a late fitness test ahead of the game against Everton last weekend but ended up staying at home.

The defender has missed the last few games due to an injury, and it remains to be seen if he is fit for the bench tomorrow.

Other than that, Guardiola should have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva and John Stones were all named on the bench in their win at Everton and are expected to return to the side tomorrow. 

Erling Haaland will once again lead the line for City, with Silva, Grealish and De Bruyne playing slightly behind the forward.

As for Madrid, Eder Militao is set to return for the Spanish side after the defender was suspended for the first leg.

Dani Carvajal will start at fullback after missing Madrid’s last game due to suspension.

They will be after the midfielder was substituted in the second half of the Getafe win after picking up a knee injury 

After being rested against Getafe, Benzema is expected to start from the off against Guardiola’s side. 

Predicted Manchester City XI (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanjil; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

Predicted Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Valverde, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius

Real Madrid will be sweating over the fitness of midfielder Eduardo Camavinga after he was substituted in their last game due to injury

Jack Grealish (Right) is on line to return to the side after he was named on the bench against Everton


What’s been said?

Heading into the game, Guardiola for keeping Haaland quiet but insists things ‘will be easier’ in the second leg.

‘Congratulations to Rudiger but and it was the first time he has played ‘ said the City manager. 

‘For the first time to go to the Bernabeu, one of the biggest stages, against a top-class club with good defenders, midfielders and strikers, next time will be a little bit easier.

‘If the team is able to play a little bit better in some departments in the way we are thinking for Wednesday, maybe it would be

‘At the end it is what we are trying to do. He fought a lot and showed incredible commitment in what he had to do in Madrid.’ 

Pep Guardiola reveals that things will be easier for Haaland in the second leg after struggling in Madrid

Ancelotti revealed that his side are feeling ‘confident’ ahead of their second leg clash against City

As for Madrid, Ancelotti revealed that his side are feeling ‘confident’ ahead of their second leg clash against City. 

‘I have a clear idea of Wednesday’s team today, I have no doubts at all. We’re feeling confident. I have a strong bench with players that can contribute in this type of game,’ the Italian said following Madrid’s win against Getafe.

‘Last year the players who came off the bench helped us win the Champions League.’

‘You always play with fire in this job. What can I do? I’ve named a competitive and fresh squad so that no one complains that we’re giving an advantage to an opponent who’s fighting relegation. Those who were tired didn’t play. It’s a good sign that we go into Wednesday with the full squad available.’



Manchester City to win – 4/7

Real Madrid to win – 10/3

Draw – 4/1

Man City to win each half, Erling Haaland to score and Man City to have the most corners in each half – 12/1

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Manchester City will be looking to make home advantage count against Real Madrid



This is arguably one of City’s biggest games in their history. Following the 1-1 draw in the first leg, they will feel as if they can get the job done against Madrid.

The fact that the side rested the likes of Stones, Silva and De Bruyne in their last game shows just how much they want to win the Champions League.

While Madrid will be playing away from home, the side always finds a way to upset the odds.

Like City, Madrid also rested several key players in their last game. With Benzema likely to start from the off, the Frenchman has the ability to carry Los Blancos to another final.

Prediction: 3-2 Manchester City  

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