Soccer Picks: Manchester City Won't Take The Pressure At Bernabeu

Bernardo Baltazar

Monday, May 2, 2016 1:35 PM GMT

A draw without goals in England leaves Man City in a good position for this second leg. However, Ronaldo is back and with him, everything can change in a minute! Soccer pick inside!

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Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Real Madrid makes it this far in the season with some of their most important players struggling due to injuries and other physical issues. Ronaldo and Benzema failed the weekend game and in the 1st leg, Ronaldo was out of the match while Benzema had to leave at HT.

Both should play on this game but there are still some doubts regarding their physical condition. Ronaldo already played in the past with some minor problems and was still able to do a great job, which is one of the reasons why Zizou would prefer to count on him in such a decisive game, even with a minor injury.

At home, Real Madrid will try to take control of the match as they did in the Quarter-Finals against Wolfsburg, relying on their quick defenders plus Casemiro to hold Manchester City’s transitions every time Real Madrid loses the ball, which can make this a very exciting game.

Pellegrini didn’t took many risks on the 1st leg and with Real Madrid not at their full strength, he could have risked a bit more to bring a victory to Spain. On this game, the Citizens can’t lose and they know that one goal forces Real Madrid to win. Without BBC fully fit for this game, the English team knows they have several opportunities tot ake advantage of.

 

Betting Overview:
Looking to the goals market, the Sportsbooks are expecting a game with at least three goal, which seems correct. A final result of 2-1 is the one that seems more likely to us but on the other side, Manchester City can try to play a very close game since they have a slight advantage here because one goal scored by them has a higher importance than one scored by Real Madrid and if the Spanish team concedes first, they might park the bus.

At the actual price well below evens, we prefer to skip that market and focus in the winners market.

It happened against Wolfsburg, we were on Real Madrid’s spread HT -1.00 and they covered it at the time, we expect a strong start from the Spanish team. This time their opponents are stronger but the price on Real Madrid -0.25 HT on the soccer odds boards or Real Madrid Win HT @+114 12bet presents good value and they’ll be our plays to this match.

This team should beat the less experienced Manchester City at Santiago Barnabeu. The price that the market is now paying to see the Spanish team win is not huge but is on their -1.00 spread that we can find some value. It’s true that they don’t need to win by 2 goals but once they get in the lead, Manchester City won’t be able to play defensively, which means that they’ll expose themselves and BBC can be lethal on counter attack. Therefore, we can count on Real Madrid winning by 2 or more goals.

The odds in anytime goal scorers are too low to take Ronaldo once again to decide this 2nd leg and the value paid in Benzema and Bale is also not enough to take them. So for this match, we’ll split our soccer picks between Real Madrid to Win at HT and also the -1.00 FT spread.

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