MCI vs RM Dream11 Prediction
The UEFA Champions League is back in action later tonight as Manchester City play hosts to Real Madrid in one of the most anticipated fixtures post the lock-down. It was Pep Guardiola's men that stunned Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu by winning the first leg of the Round of 16 by a 2-1 scoreline. As a result of two vital away goals, Real Madrid will be go all out attack at the Etihad Stadium to carry on their supremacy in the Europe. The neutrals will be treated with quality football with mega stars from both sides colliding and here is the Dream 11 Prediction for the game ahead.
Date- Saturday, 8 August
Kick-Off- 12:30 AM (ist)
Venue- Etihad Stadium
Manchester City News
Sergio Aguero is on the sidelines due to injury, while Benjamin Mendy misses out due to suspension. Ederson should start in at goal, while, Zinchenko, Aymeric Laporte, Fernandinho and Kyle Walker could form the line of defence. Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo and Kevin De Bruyne could partner along in the midfield region. Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez are in contention of being the front three here.
Injuries: Sergio Aguero
Suspension: Benjamin Mendy
Manchester City Playing 11 (Probable)
K D Bruyne
Real Madrid Team News
Club captain Sergio Ramos got a red card in the first-leg and misses out here which serves as a big blow for Los Blancos Marcelo is also in doubt to start here. Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been left out of the travelling squad as well. Eder Militao and Varane could feature as the centre-backs. Valverde, Caseiro and Toni Kroos could feature in midfield. Rodrygo, Bezema and Eden Hazard could leading the attack up top.
Unavailable: Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez
Suspension: Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid Playing 11 (Probable)
Goalkeeper- T Courtois
Defenders- A Laporte, R Varane, F Mendy
Midfielders- K De Bruyne(vc), R Mahrez, R Hernandez, Casemiro, T Kroos
Forwards- R Sterling, K Benzema (c)
Kevin De Bruyna has been the clear cut standout for Manchester City in midfield. The Belgium international has bagged a goal and two assists from the last five Champions League games.
Karim Benzema has played a pivotal role up top for Real Madrid. The French forward has netted four goals, two assists and has a pass accuracy of 87.5% from seven Champions League appearances this season.
Raheem Sterling can pack a punch up top for Manchester City. Sterling has netted five goals and has two assists from seven appearances in the Champions League this season.
Casemiro can play the anchor role in midfield for Real Madrid. Casemiro has a goal, an assist and has a pass accuracy of 85.3% from the last seven games in the Champions League.
Manchester City have won their last eight games in the Champions League. Manchester City displayed resilience in the last game by coming from behind to win the game 2-1. However, with Real Madrid missing out on Sergio Ramos due to suspension, this could turn out to be a stern test. With Manchester City playing as hosts as well, the today match prediction odds are in favour of City win by 2.35 as per bet365.
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