Real Madrid Vs Man City Prediction
|03/02/2021||Burnley - Man City||W0:2|
|30/01/2021||Man City - Sheffield United||W1:0|
|26/01/2021||West Brom - Man City||W0:5|
|20/01/2021||Man City - Aston Villa||W2:0|
|17/01/2021||Man City - Crystal Palace||W4:0|
|13/01/2021||Man City - Brighton||W1:0|
|30/01/2021||Real Madrid - Levante||L1:2|
|23/01/2021||Alaves - Real Madrid||W1:4|
|09/01/2021||Osasuna - Real Madrid||D0:0|
|02/01/2021||Real Madrid - Celta||W2:0|
|30/12/2020||Elche - Real Madrid||D1:1|
|23/12/2020||Real Madrid - Granada||W2:0|
It is safe to say that Real Madrid aren't quite at their best right now. They lost 1-0 in Levante on Saturday to leave both points behind Barcelona in the race to the La Liga title, and to rub salt in the wound they've once again dropped Eden Hazard to injury, together with the Belgian star suffering a fractured ankle and potentially missing the rest of the season.
Nevertheless, Real Madrid shouldn't be written off in the Champions League. They are playing at the knockout stages for the 23rd consecutive season and are undoubtedly the most successful side in Champions League history. They may not be in their best, however they are still a world class side capable of beating anybody.
Obviously, with this being a two-legged tie Zinedine Zidane is going to be eager to take advantage of the house leg. Real Madrid have just lost one of their 17 aggressive home games this season, but the truth they have just won 53% of these will be a slight concern.
This is particularly true today that the Premier League name is bound to get Anfield, but getting an effect at the Bernabeu is easier said than done.
A quick glance at the 19 stage chasm between Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League offers you a great idea of how far off the pace the Citizens are in contrast to last season. They have failed to win five of their past 13 aggressive away times too, so it's a bit of a surprise to see them favourites on Wednesday.
Manchester City are from out of shape away from home in the Champions League, but they've only won six of their last 11 efforts and they're facing a Real Madrid side who have dropped only three home games at the contest in the previous five years. Two of these did come last year, but it's still a remarkable record and the simple fact that Manchester City have not won any of their four meetings along with their competitors makes a Real Madrid Win or Draw Double Chance appear excellent value.
As far as the correct score forecast goes, a top scoring draw from both of these irresistible attacking forces looks a good option.