Champions League Semi-Final Preview: Man City vs Real Madrid Prediction, Preview, and Odds (May 17)

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  • Man City and Real Madrid clash for the second time on Wednesday
  • The sides are level after the first leg following a pulsating 1-1 draw

There will be huge stakes on the line at the Etihad on Wednesday, as Man City look to keep their treble hopes alive. City held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu last week, but they will need a victory in the return fixture to book their spot in the final.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
  • Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • How To Watch: CBS


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Man City remains on course for the treble this season, and it could be a famous week for Pep Guardiola’s side over the next five days. They are within one win of wrapping up the Premier League title, while they could secure their spot in a second Champions League final on Wednesday.

City was very professional in the first clash between the sides, as they managed to secure a draw. The equalizing goal was a sensational effort from outside the box by Kevin De Bruyne. City’s home record in the competition deserves a lot of respect, as they are unbeaten in their last 25 matches at the Etihad.

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Real Madrid is no strangers to the pressure that comes in the Champions League at this deep stage. However, they are winless on their previous four visits to the Etihad, losing each of the last two. But, the Spanish giants have claimed victories on each of their previous two visits to English sides in the Champions League this season.

But, only one previous team has managed to record victories in three trips to England in the same Champions League campaign. It will be a famous night for Carlo Ancelotti on Wednesday, as he will take charge of a team in the Champions League for the 191st time.

Man City vs Real Madrid Prediction

This promises to be an unmissable clash in the Champions League on Wednesday, and both sides will be confident that they have the quality to progress. However, we find it extremely challenging to overlook City’s dominant home record. Therefore, we will be siding with the Premier League champions running out comfortable winners.

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