Manchester City head to Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Champions League in outstanding form. They last defeat in all competitions came in February against Spurs, and since then, they have swept all aside.
In the Premier League Manchester City are 4 points clear of Arsenal, after 10 wins in a row including a 4-1 home win over their nearest title rivals last month .In the Champions League Manchester City were clinical in a 3-0 quarter final home win over Bayern, which all but secured a place in the semi-finals.
Erling Haaland is in awesome form, having scored 35 goals in the Premier League, plus 12 goals in the Champions League. Assisted by De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish and Foden, Haaland has been the lynchpin on what is turning into an incredible season for Manchester City and an historic treble is well and truly on.
Pep’s Manchester City will be looking to avenge last seasons defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League and they will need to be at their best on Tuesday night in the Bernabau to ensure they head back to Manchester with a chance of reaching their 2nd Champions League final.
Real Madrid are the kings of the Champions League and the current holders are following a similar route to last year’s success by knocking out English teams in the knock out stages. Real Madrid put in a superb comeback at Anfield in the round of 16 to win 5-2 and then after a 2-0 home win in the first leg of the quarter-final, this pretty much put an end to Chelsea’s attempt to knock-out Madrid.
Now it’s Manchester for Carlo Ancelotti’s men and the old guard of Benzema and Modric will have to be at their world class best to stop the juggernaut that is Manchester City.
Pep has Manchester City playing some outstanding football, which is so easy on the eye and more recently, they are performing at such a high level, their is barely a slip up in any of their performances and they’re not giving away many chances to opponents, while at the business end of the pitch, they are scoring plenty.
Real Madrid 2 v 0 Chelsea
Chelsea 0 v 2 Real Madrid
Manchester City 3 v 0 Bayern
Bayern 1 v 1 Manchester City
|Real Madrid||21/10 Bet365|
|Manchester City||23/20 William Hill|
This promises to be a classic Champions League semi-final as Carlo Anelotti looks to use his wise experience to somehow knock out arguably the best club side on the planet right now. With an aging team of top players including Benzema and Modric, followed by Kroos and Courtois in goal, it will take something special to stop Pep’s Manchester CIty.
Our Punters.pub pick for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final is to side with the draw at 11/4 with Bet365. Pep will know his team will relish having to know a win of any kind in Manchester can secure their 2nd Champions League experience and with a side that is full of confidence, Manchester City can 100% avoid defeat in the Bernabau.