Real Madrid vs Manchester City: prediction and bets on 2021-22 UEFA Champions League, May 4, 2022
On Wednesday, May 4, The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will host one of the most important matches in recent men’s football UEFA Champions League history, as hosts Real Madrid CF attempt to avenge a 3-4 loss to Manchester City F.C. in the first leg. At 9 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Moscow time), the follow-up to a memorable semi-final encounter at Etihad Stadium will be played.
The first leg of this face-off was one of the best in the Champions League this season, and beyond that. Before entering the pitch of the famous Bernabeu on Wednesday, Real Madrid have scored 7 goals and have come back from a one-goal deficit 3 times in Manchester. The Spanish giants have a lot to hope for after overcoming a one-goal deficit against PSG in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals 3-2 on aggregate. Manchester City, on the other hand, will be looking for a repeat performance in the second leg, given that the first game was all about them. The Englishmen will be playing in Paris by the end of May if they capitalize on the chances they squandered in the first leg. The current form of Real Madrid Real Madrid have a very easy motivation to win this match: they are Real Madrid. ‘Los Blancos’ and the Champions League have a particular relationship, despite the fact that it may appear to be insignificant. Real were written off against PSG, especially after Kylian Mbappé scored a 1-0 goal at the Bernabeu, and after Timo Werner scored a 3-0 goal for Chelsea at the same venue. Real Madrid, on the other hand, simply wiggle back into action, and that’s their bet for this game on which bookmakers with no deposit bonuses don’t believe much though. Aside from the intangible and difficult-to-define bond between Real Madrid and the Champions League, the form of their players gives them a chance. Karim Benzema and Vinícius Júnior have been a dynamic pair this season: the French veteran has scored 41 goals in all competitions, while Vini has added 18. The Man City defense will have problems if they are in the form on Wednesday. In addition, Casemiro’s return will strengthen Real Madrid’s defense. The defensive midfielder’s injury kept him out of the first game, and it showed in his team’s defense, which was shaky. Also, David Alaba should be totally fit after a poor performance in the previous match. ‘The Whites’ have been quite consistent defensively all season, so the first game appears to be a fluke. It happens very rarely, especially twice in a succession, and especially with the return of such a key player as Casemiro. The current form of Manchester City After last year’s Champions League final, this is the most important match in Manchester City’s history. ‘The Citizens’ have a chance to not only reach the final for the second year in a row but also to defeat the most powerful team in the competition’s history. Man City, more significantly, are fighting for a chance to finally win the trophy that has eluded them since the takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group that changed the team from a mid-table squad to a regular winner of the PL and a Champions League contender. Man City has a strong roster and is arguably the team with the most ‘depth’ in the competition. ‘The Citizens’, for example, were missing their starting left-back João Cancelo and right-back Kyle Walker, but they still looked good at times in the first leg. The former is expected to play this game, although Walker is still a question mark. Man City have such a deep roster that even if they were both out, plus some other as well, they would likely still play beautiful football, as they did in the first meeting at Etihad. Manager Pep Guardiola is a big strength and a cause for Man City to aspire for a win in this encounter. Spanish expert has a wealth of experience in big games, and while it hasn’t always gone well, he can undoubtedly lead this club to victory in the competition. Guardiola’s tactical set-up in the first leg blasted Carlo Ancelotti’s plan out of the water, with his team frequently dominating. As a result, they’ll be looking for more of the same in this match.
This is a game that’s extremely tough to predict. Both clubs have a realistic chance of winning and advancing to the final. Our final Real Madrid vs Man City prediction is that both teams will score. However, given that Real Madrid showed to be very strong at the Bernabeu this season, we believe they can score in both halves of the match for which TornadoBet presented an odd of 3.40.
Results of the forecast
Forecast failed. Real Madrid vs Manchester City 3:1