Real Madrid Need to Go For Goals!

At the time of writing, Real Madrid are enjoying a string of victories which is propelling them to a likely La Liga title success, with Los Merengues having put together a run of eight wins which has seen them overtake Barcelona with just a handful of games left.

While many football fans associate Real with swashbuckling attacking football, this is a team who are showing plenty of defensive grit and racking up clean sheets like there’s no tomorrow, with Eder Militao enjoying a breakthrough season in central defence alongside Raphael Varane.

Thibaut Courtois is clearly one of the world’s best stoppers, although the flip side of the argument is that they are 2-1 down from the first leg against Manchester City and need to get on the front foot at the Etihad Stadium.

Zinedine Zidane knows that the primary focus is to score the first goal of the game in order to get back into the tie and Real Madrid are a 15/4 chance with bet365 to win the match in ninety minutes.

Unfortunately, an attacking approach against a team like Manchester City could be a disastrous approach and you can get 7/10 with Unibet about Pep Guardiola’s side claiming a home victory.

Will City Go Goal Crazy Against Real?

Manchester City might end up scoring over 100 goals in the Premier League this season and they won’t be content to sit on their 2-1 aggregate lead from a match which seems like a long time ago, with the Champions League outright favourites coming from behind to triumph at the Bernabeu.

With Real leaving gaps in defence, many might like the idea of backing Manchester City HT FT at 8/5 with BetVictor, while there’s an alternative approach that can be taken on the Asian Handicap where Unibet go 59/50 about City off a -1 goal handicap.

City are 1/10 to qualify for the last eight and that would mean a tie against Juventus or Lyon, with Real Madrid 6/1 to go through and they would need to look at securing either a 2-0 victory or a 3-1 win in order to go through. Alternatively, a 2-1 win would take the game into extra-time.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

We can’t see how Real Madrid can overturn their first leg deficit against such formidable opponents, especially as they have conceded two away goals which really leaves the Spanish champions-elect as rank outsiders to go through.

Manchester City are arguably the most formidable attacking team in Europe and we’re happy to take them on the Asian Handicap with a -1 goal handicap which means money back if the margin of victory is a goal and a profit if it’s any bigger.

On similar notes, we can back City to lead at half-time and full-time considering that the English side won’t be looking to primarily defend, while a 4-0 correct score could also be worth a speculative bet.

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