UCL 2021-22: Real Madrid vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips (May 4)
Real Madrid are the La Liga Champions for the 2021-22 season, following the win over the weekend. They welcome Manchester City at the Bernabeu for the second leg. Can they defeat City on Wednesday?
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) had a top performance in the first leg against Madrid
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) had a top performance in the first leg against Madrid

Real Madrid play Manchester City in the semi-final of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League. This is the second leg of the tie.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 4 May 2022. The match venue is Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Real Madrid vs Manchester City (May 4) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City latest odds on betting sites

Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 3.25 (+225 American; 9/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.00 (+300; 3/1), while Manchester City to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100; evens).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Madrid — 30%, draw — 25%, Manchester City — 35%.

Latest betting odds on Real Madrid vs Manchester City (4 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.38 (+138; 69/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Real Madrid — 1.78 (-128; 25/32)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Manchester City — 2.12 (+112; 28/25)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.50 (+150; 3/2)

Real Madrid vs Manchester City match preview and statistics

Real Madrid are the 2021-22 La Liga title winners after beating Espanyol 4-nil in their last match. They have three wins and two draws in the previous five games.

Rodrygo gave Los Blancos the lead in the 33rd minute with a shot into the far corner, assisted by Marcelo who did well to wait for Rodrygo to continue his run. Rodrygo scored a brace as he doubled the lead in the 43rd minute sending Lopez the wrong way to slot it into the bottom left corner.

Marco Asensio put them up by three in the 55th minute as he slotted it beyond Lopez into the far corner, assisted by Eduardo Camavinga with a perfect pass to pick Asensio out. Karim Benzema scored the fourth in the 81st minute with a shot underneath the keeper into the back of the net, assisted by Vinicius Junior with a great run before finding his partner.

Team statistics: 58% possession, 1.70 expected goals (xG), 11 total shots, five shots on target, five big chances, 568 accurate passes, 92% pass accuracy, 11 fouls committed, two offsides, six corners, two yellow cards.

Real Madrid team news: David Alaba, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic are doubtful for the match.

Manchester City are on a four-game winning streak ahead of this game. The Blues beat Leeds 4-0 in their last game.

Rodri opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a header beyond Meslier into the bottom corner, assisted by Phil Foden with a good pass from free kick. Nathan Ake doubled the lead in the 54th minute as he poked it home from the front post, assisted by Ruben Dias with a headed pass.

Gabriel Jesus made it 3-nil in the 78th minute, firing the ball into the back of the net, assisted by Phil Foden with a beautiful pass. Fernandinho called it a day in the 90+3 minute with a shot into the bottom corner.

Team statistics: 59% possession, 2.50 expected goals (xG), 19 total shots, six shots on target, five big chances, 547 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 3 fouls committed, one offside, six corners, two yellow cards.

Manchester City team news: John Stone, Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are sidelined due to injuries.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City H2H

Manchester City have won four consecutive matches against Real Madrid. The Blues won 4-3 in the first leg of the fixture. Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernado Silva scored for City, while Karim Benzema scored a brace and Vinicius Junior scored one for Madrid.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City lineups and key players

Real Madrid projected starting lineup:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Dani Carvajal
  • Eder Militao
  • Nacho Fernandez
  • Ferland Mendy
  • Federico Valverde
  • Toni Kroos
  • Luka Modric
  • Rodrygo
  • Karim Benzema
  • Vinicius Junior

Karim Benzema is the key player to watch out for. He has shown himself in the big stages, scored two goals against City in the first leg and scored a goal in their last match against Espanyol. Benzema has 14 goals and an assist in 10 games in the UCL this season.

Manchester City projected starting lineup:

  • Ederson Moraes
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Ruben Dias
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Rodri
  • Kevin de Bruyne
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Phil Foden

Kevin de Bruyne is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in the first leg against Madrid, opened the scoring in the second minute and provided an assist. City’s captain has two goals and three assists in the UCL this season. De Bruyne should be at his best once again in the second leg.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City predictions and betting tips

Real Madrid just won their league title after the win against Espanyol on Saturday. They have good momentum heading into this match. It isn’t over yet as the Los Blancos can still win this match easily. Apart from the first leg loss, Madrid have won the games in their last four.

Manchester City are in top form ahead of this match, on a four-game winning streak. The Blues have to get it done in the second leg and try to make the one-goal lead count. City have beaten Madrid in each of their last four h2h games. The odds are in their favour to get the win and advance to the final.

Predictions for this match are Manchester City to win, and over 2.5 goals. City are in very good form, over the weekend they scored four goals against Leeds. They have averaged 3.6 goals per game in their last five matches.

Betting prediction: Manchester City to win

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)

Football UEFA Champions League . Semi-finals. Leg 2
Real Madrid — Manchester City
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