Man City vs. Real Madrid Bet Builder Tips: 16/1 treble for Champions League second leg
We have one of the potential games of the season on Wednesday evening as Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Etihad. Anthony Eadson is on hand with a Bet Builder he likes the look of that weighs in at 16/1.
This game is perfectly poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg which saw two absolute rockets from Vinicius Junior and Kevin De Bruyne. Most betting sites have priced Pep Guardiola’s side at 2/7 to advance to the final, which will take place in Istanbul on 10 June.
Is the market underestimating Real Madrid at 5/2 to qualify? Well, we will have to wait and see, but with players such as Vinicius and Benzema, we firmly believe that they are still capable of producing some of the best football on the planet, but they will be well aware that City have not tasted defeat at home in Europe in almost five years!
Manchester City vs Real Madrid Bet Builder Tips
To kick things off I’m backing Kyle Walker to make Over 1.5 tackles. As a single, this one is priced at 10/11 with BoyleSports which I think is an absolute barnstorming price and here’s why.
In the first leg out in Madrid, Walker participated in a superb battle between himself and Vinicius Junior. Pep knows that there are few defenders in the world who can do a job up against the Brazilian and Walker performed well, making a whopping six tackles in the match.
This selection of him to make Over 1.5 in the reverse fixture is priced at just 4/7 with SkyBet, while Over 2.5 is just 17/20 with William Hill. Walker’s prices with various bookmakers in both foul and card markets have been slashed considerably for this fixture considering his direct opponent and this looks a lovely way in via Boylesports’ tackles offerings.
Next up it’s Rodri to have at least one shot on target in the match. I was impressed with the way that Real Madrid and in particular Antonio Rudiger handled Erling Haaland in the first leg. This created space outside the area for Kevin de Bruyne, who recorded three shots on target, and Rodri, who also registered a shot on target from outside the area.
The Spaniard has already scored in the Champions League this term, with a cracker against Bayern Munich. Rodri has recorded 18 shots on target across all competitions for City this campaign and he averages 1.5 shots per game across both Premier League and European matches since the start of the season.
The final leg of this three-pronged punt is for Vinicius Junior to be carded. No player has more bookings for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season than the Brazilian, racking up 16 in total across all competitions! Five of those have arrived in the Copa del Rey showing a tendency for an increase in cards when playing knockout football and I’m more than happy to include him here.