Real Madrid v Manchester City Betting Tips
This could be Pep Guardiola’s last crack at the Champions League with Manchester City, and their first round of the knockout stages couldn’t be much tougher.
Madrid is in poor form though and with Hazard out with a broken ankle, we’d look at a City win and BTTS at 14/5 with Coral.
Key Battle: Sergio Ramos v Sergio Aguero
It took Sergio Ramos seriously injuring Mo Salah to stop him, and it might take a similar feat if he’s going to prevent the likes of Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Kevin De Bruyne.
Keeping the latter quiet will also rely on help from Toni Kroos and Casemiro, which might not be enough to prevent the away goal.
We’d back Aguero to get it with him priced as a first goalscorer at 16/5. The City win and Aguero anytime scorer can be backed at 7/1 with Coral.
Our Tip: Madrid to highlight their flaws
It’s a big week for Real Madrid. They take on Barcelona following City and without Hazard will really struggle.
Our tip is for a BTTS result with Manchester City making their mark in their first game since being banned for two years from the competition.
At 14/5 City and BTTS would be our backing with Coral, and if we were to go out on a limb we’d say 2-1 at 8/1.