Manchester City face Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola and his team will hope to make it to back-to-back Champions League Finals for the first time in the club’s history. In this piece, we look at how a Manchester City predicted lineup could be along with the latest betting odds.
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Manchester City Predicted Lineup Against Real Madrid
City Full of Confidence
The Citizens will go into this game full of confidence after a convincing 5-1 victory over Watford in the Premier League. Guardiola will likely stick to his trusty 4-3-3 formation. One of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden or Bernardo Silva will be expected to play in the false nine position.
City are unbeaten at home in the Champions League this season. The home team will be without key man João Cancelo for the first leg as he is suspended.
Guardiola’s team will have to be aware of Real Madrid’s main threats, Karim Benzema, Luka Modrić and Vinícius Júnior.
Manchester City Injuries
The home side could also be without English duo Kyle Walker and John Stones. Walker is yet to appear for City since picking up an ankle injury against Atletico Madrid. Centre-back Stones is also a major doubt after suffering a hamstring injury against Brighton & Hove Albion last week.
City boss Guardiola suggested it will be “difficult” to get both defenders fit for the first leg. “I don’t know if Kyle [Walker] will arrive, and John [Stones] will be difficult too,” said the Spaniard after Saturday’s victory against Watford.
Predicted Manchester City Lineup
Manchester City’s predicted starting lineup: Ederson, Ake, Laporte, Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Jesus, Foden, Sterling.
The current odds for the game are as follows:
Man City win 1/2
Real Madrid win 32/5
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