Manchester City go into Friday’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid with a 2-1 aggregate lead, and with the second leg at home, they are favourites to qualify.
Manager Pep Guardiola has three players missing for the game, with Sergio Aguero still recovering from a knee injury, while goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is sidelined with a muscular problem. Benjamin Mendy is suspended after picking up his third yellow card of the tournament in the first leg.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Real Madrid:
Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling
Real will be without Mariano Diaz who has tested positive for COVID-19, while captain Sergio Ramos is serving a ban following his sending off at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid’s Predicted XI:
Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Varane, Mendy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Hazard
The bookmakers have made City favourites with Betfred pricing them at 8/11 to win on the night. A draw is 7/2 with William Hill while a Madrid victory is 10/3 at Sky Bet.
Predicted Score – 1-1 (City win 3-2 on aggregate)