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Real Madrid vs Manchester City – UCL betting tips

Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC

Where Can I Watch?

Who? Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC

What? UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg

Where? Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

When? 20:00 GMT, Wednesday 26th February 2020

Watch? BT Sport 2

Sam’s Betting Tips – Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC

“Man City are yet to manage a competitive win over Real Madrid or in Spain at a knockout stage. Real have only won one of their last four competitive matches. Both like to score late on so Second Half markets could provide value.”

  1. Draw – 13/5*
  2. Over 2.5 Goals – 4/6*
  3. Bernardo Silva Anytime Scorer – 11/4*
  4. Draw + Over 2.5 Goals – 15/2*
  5. Multibet Exact Score (1-1, 2-2, or 3-3) – 16/5*

*Odds as of February 25th at 16:30 GMT and subject to change

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Match Preview – Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC

It’s a repeat of the 2016 Semi Final as Real Madrid host Manchester City at the Bernabeu in the 1st Leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League 2019/20.

Real Madrid CF

Los Blancos are in 2nd place in the Spanish La Liga. They have 53 points from 25 games so far this season. They have recorded 15 wins, eight draws, and two defeats with Zinedine Zidane in charge. Real finished runners up in Group A this season with 11 points, finishing five points behind group winners PSG and getting held at home by Club Brugge.

Team News

The hosts are without Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard for this first leg clash.

Real have won eight of 12 two-legged European ties against English clubs (FlashScore)

Manchester City FC

The Citizens are in 2nd place in the Premier League. They have 57 points from 27 games so far this season. They have recorded 18 wins, three draws, and six defeats with Pep Guardiola in charge. City progressed as Group C winners this season with 14 points, which included holding out Atalanta away despite playing Kyle Walker in goal late on.

Team News

The visitors are without Leroy Sane for this first leg clash.

In the last three seasons, all of City’s six matches at this UCL stage have featured three goals or more (FlashScore)

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Key Players

Real Madrid CF – Sergio Ramos – 9/2* Anytime Scorer

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos has two Champions League goals this season. Ramos has scored five goals in La Liga this season, including two goals in his last three matches.

Manchester City FC – Gabriel Jesus – 5/4* Anytime Scorer

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus has four Champions League goal this season. Jesus has scored all of his UCL goals away from home this season, including a hat-trick against Dinamo Zagreb.

*Odds as of February 25th at 16:30 GMT and subject to change

Head-to-Head Record

04 May 2016 RMA v MCI 1-0 Champions League
26 Apr 2016 MCI v RMA 0-0 Champions League
21 Nov 2012 MCI v RMA 1-1 Champions League
18 Sep 2012 RMA v RMA 3-2 Champions League

Source – FlashScore

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