In the 1/8th final of the Champions League playoffs Real Madrid will host Manchester City. The game will take place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on 26 February.
At what time will Real vs Manchester City play?
The game time is February 26, 2020, 21:00 (GMT+1)
Where the match will be shown?
ESPN, Sky Sport
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Real takes the 2th position in Group A and Manchester City is the 1th in Group C in the UEFA Champions League
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Real has 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Manchester City has 4 wins, 2 draws and 0 loss in the UEFA Champions League groups standings
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Real Will Win
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Over 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 2:1
Real Madrid CF
For the upcoming match, it can be said that both teams are not in the best mood: Los Blancos lost his fight to Levante (0:1), thus allowing Barcelona to sit in first place in the championship on the eve of the upcoming El Clasico.
Unpleasant news from the Spaniards: Eden Hazard, who has just recovered from a previous injury (it took two and a half months), received a new injury. He will definitely miss a match against Manchester City and will most likely be available no sooner than two months later. Thus, Zinedine Zidane has no other option when it comes to choosing the starting lineup.
Possible starting lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema
Manchester City F.C.
Pep Guardiola wards are excluded from the Champions League for the next two years. The penalty will take effect from the next season. Thus, there are two things at once: on the one hand, they will do their best to win the main European cup trophy, on the other hand, they are in a bad mood, and we can also assume that the atmosphere in the team is not the best: the risk of being left without Champions League for the next two seasons will make the leading players think whether it is worth staying in the current team.
Manchester City has no injuries – Aymeric Laporte is gradually gaining shape, Leroy Sane has started the training process, but still not ready to play. Probably, the German will not be ready until March.
The Manchester team are set to win the Champions League this season. In any case, this was announced by David Silva. To begin with, you need to pass the club from Madrid. Can they do that? The question is topical.
Possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Betting Tips Statistic
- Of the last nine European Cup matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, only three were won by Madrid
- The Mancunians have never won a European Cup playoff match in Spain before
- In the last 21 European Cup matches Guardiola’s team won 12 victories with three draws and six defeats
Real vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City has never beat Real in official matches. And on the whole, they play badly against the Spaniards. Los Blancos, in turn, with Zinedine Zidane almost always won the first two-round matches, and in general, the coach worked real magic in the Champions League, winning three rounds of draws.
- Our prediction: Real will win.