Manchester City take on the stars of Real Madrid at the Etihad tonight as they launch their bid to reach a first ever Champions League final, whereas the visitors are looking to continue their campaign for an unprecedented eleventh Champions League crown.
The visitors are 7/5 favourites to take a first-leg lead back to the Spanish capital next week. City are 2/1 to earn a victory over Zidane’s side, with a first-leg draw 5/2.
Two of Real Madrid’s wins in the Champions League this season came in a 2-0 fashion and they’re 15/1 to make that a third time tonight, whereas Real Madrid’s last away game in La Liga finished 3-2 to Los Blancos and they’re 25/1 to come out on the right side of a five-goal thriller tonight.
Madrid are 19/2 to win 2-1 with a slender 1-0 first-leg advantage 21/2 and a convincing 3-1 win for Ronaldo and co. is 17/1.
If Madrid are to score in Manchester tonight, look no further than the Champions League’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who probably won’t receive the warmest welcome at the Etihad, the former United man is averaging a goal every 56 minutes in the competition this season and is 7/2 to score first with the returning Gareth Bale 13/2 to mark his return to England with the opener.
Leading the line for Madrid will be Karim Benzema and he’s 11/2 to open the scoring with midfielders Isco and former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric 20 and 22/1.
Madrid lost the first leg of their quarter-final to Wolfsburg 2-0 and City to follow in the footsteps of their German counterparts is 15/1, whereas City came out 1-0 victors against PSG in the home leg of their quarter-final and that’s 11/1.
2-1 City is 21/2 with 3-1 like their last-16 first leg against Dynamo Kyiv, is 22/1.
City’s top scorer in the Champions League so far Kevin De Bruyne is 9/1 to net first whereas Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Wilfried Bony have all netted twice in this year’s competition and are 9/2, 15/2 and 21/1 to score first.
David Silva scored City’s only goal in their last home Champions League game against PSG and he’s 11/1 to score first once again tonight.
BTTS is 1/2 whereas seven out of City’s ten games have had over 2.5 goals, that’s 8/13 with over 3.5 6/4.
City to win with BTTS is 9/2 with Madrid BTTS slightly more likely at 16/5.
Sergio Ramos is no stranger to a red card and he’s 16/1 to be sent off tonight with Pepe and Dani Carvajal 25/1
For City, Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando are also both 25/1 with Elaquim Mangala, Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho all 28/1.
Match specials include Aguero and Ronaldo both to score at 10/3 and Bale to score from outside the box at 11/1. Vincent Kompany is 14/1 to score a header and Joe Hart to save a penalty as he did in the first leg against PSG and he’s 33/1 to save another one.
ReadBetting’s tip: Manchester City 1-2 Real Madrid, Benzema to score first- 40/1.