After a long wait of five months Manchester City will host Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium in the hunt for Champions League trophy. The Citizens is leading this fixture, having already established 2-1 victory back in February at Santiago Bernabeu.
With Premier League title won by Liverpool, City’s dream of winning back to back FA Cup title also shattered but they are aiming at Champions Cup. Pep Guardiola and company will certainly want to deliver their best here in order to cheer their fans.
On the other hand recently crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid proved an irresistible force in Spain after lockdown, winning 10 of their last 11 league fixtures to finish a comfortable five points lead over their rival Barcelona.
13 times Champions League winners Real Madrid form have slipped this season, having won only three of their seven fixtures they have contested in this season’s tournament. They have tasted success against clubs like Galatasaray ( twice ) and Brugge.
Leading to their poor form in this tournament, Real Madrid’s prime central defender Sergio Ramos is suspended for this game which will give an additional benefit to City.
Manchester City’s home form has been phenomenal since the project restart, having won six out of six assignments on home soil. They have managed to score 24 goals in those six fixtures at Etihad Stadium. Hence we are expecting City to maintain their winning momentum, although against robust defence of Real Madrid, winning margin may not be big.
Los Blancos have conceded just six goals in their final 11 La Liga fixtures and they have scored atleast one goal in 23 of their 25 competitive fixtures in 2020. Taking these factors into consideration both teams are expected to find the nets in this fixture.
Venue – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Date – 8 August 2020
Timings – 12:30 AM ( IST )
Tournament – Champions League ( Round of 16 )
Referee – Felix Brych
Head To Head Record ( In last 7 Matches )
In last 7 matches that have been played between these two sides, Manchester City have won twice, Real Madrid have won thrice while other two games ended in a draw.
Recent Form Of Both Teams ( In Last 5 Matches )
Manchester City – W W L W W
Real Madrid – W W W W D
– Sergio Agüero is expected to recover from knee injury by late August 2020.
– Benjamin Mendy is a suspended for this match.
– Sergio Ramos is a suspended for this match.
Probable Lineup For Manchester City
( 4-3-3 )
Ederson Moraes ; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo ; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gündogan ; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.
Probable Lineup For Real Madrid
( 4-3-3 )
Thibaut Courtois ; Ferland Mendy, Éder Militao, Raphael Varane, Daniel Carvajal ; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric ; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Key Players For Dream11 Prediction In Small League
👉 Gabriel Jesus – 23 years old Brazilian centre forward has played 6 Champions League matches this where he scored 5 goals and assisted twice.
👉 Karim Benzema – 32 years old French centre forward has played 7 Champions League matches where he scored 4 goals and assisted twice.
👉 Kevin de Bruyne – 29 years old Belgian play maker has featured in 5 Champions League matches this season where he scored one goal and assisted twice.
👉 Toni Kroos – 30 years old German central mid-fielder has played 5 Champions League matches where he scored one goal and assisted once.
Manchester City Vs Real Madrid Match Facts
👉 This is the third time Champions League meeting between Manchester City and Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium, previous twos ended in a draw.
👉 Real Madrid have won five of their 11 away Champions League game in England ( Won 5 Drawn 3 Lost 3 ), beating four different teams ( Man Utd, Leeds United, Liverpool and Spurs ).
👉 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won 28 Champions League knockout matches, more than any other manager in the competition’s history.
👉 In major EUFA European competition, Manchester City have progressed from all seven of their previous knockout ties when winning the first leg away from home.
Who Should Be Captain In Manchester City Vs Real Madrid Dream11 Today?
Choosing right captain is always a cause of concern for Dream11 fantasy players but don’t worry we have eased the task for you. After analysing Bet 365 odds we have shortlisted some players who can be perfect choice for captain in this match and those players are –
👉 Kevin de Bruyne
👉 Karim Benzema
👉 Gabriel Jesus
Players You Can Avoid In Grand League
You might have noticed that the team which wins grand league has some big players missing. After analysing Bet365 odds we have selected some players to whom you can avoid in grand leagues and those players are
👉 Raheem Sterling
👉 Riyad Mahrez
Champions League : Manchester City Vs Real Madrid Odds Comparison Case Study
Manchester City are currently placed at 1.75. If we calculate the winning percentage of Manchester City at these odds then it comes out to be 57.14 percent. But recent studies shows that when a team is placed at these odds then it actually wins 42 percent of its matches.
On the other hand Real Madrid are currently placed at 4.20. If we calculate the winning percentage of Real Madrid at these odds then it comes out to be 23.80 percent. But recent studies shows that when a team is placed at these odds then it actually wins 1 percent of its matches.
Player Passes – According to Bet 365
Here is the estimated number of passes that these players can get in this entire match –
👉 Ilkay Gündogan – 67 passes
👉 Kyle Walker – 51 passes
👉 Casemiro – 52 passes
👉 Toni Kroos – 58 passes
Manchester City Vs Real Madrid Dream11 Team
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