Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Tips
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
: Real Madrid –187, Manchester City +640, Draw +375
The Champions League
semifinal is heading to the Spanish capitol to conclude a hard-fought series between England’s Manchester City and Spain’s Real Madrid. In their last encounter in Manchester, both teams drew in a 0-0 stalemate that suggests every possession will be instrumental and every goal will be valuable in this upcoming contest. Both teams have crafted a reputation that results in consistent competition for league title credentials and a sometimes absurd expectation of victory. Both Manchester City and Real Madrid have the finances behind them and they have played host to an ensemble of world-renowned players and talent. For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany are the notables. For Real Madrid, its Christiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. The billing on paper is a heavyweight fight between two football giants.
Real Madrid is one of the name brand clubs in all of international football. Many bookmakers are playing on the public’s infatuation with this Spanish football giant. We have seen promotional offers emerge that bolster sensational odds for Ronaldo scoring, matched by very friendly doubles and treble offers for those keen to take Real Madrid. This market is rooted entirely in perception and reaction. Many see Real Madrid at home and see a quick and easy win, especially when they have Manchester City limping in off an incredible English Premier League loss to Southampton.
However, Real Madrid for the win outright requires a heavy dose of juice and this often can be the prelude to a bankroll crushing loss if Real Madrid does not honor their end of the deal. When you back teams like Real Madrid, you often pay a hefty premium. Tempting and alluring promotional offers are not meant to be the friends of punters, they are in fact an enemy in disguise. The offer of Real Madrid is on such friendly terms is utilized to generate a fanfare and demand. However, these books are not setting themselves up to give away money. Consensus movements suggest there may be a trap setting up for those opting in.
Nevertheless, Real Madrid has appeared to be in exceptional form as of late. In their last six matches, they are 5-0-1, the sole draw against this very Manchester City team. Despite acclaim and consistent steam rolling in on Real Madrid, we will not buy in on Real Madrid who may be overdue for a less than desirable result. Manchester City on the contrary, they may have actually been looking forward to this contest and may have been bitten by unsuspecting Southampton who entered that fixture in a “free-roll”. Now, Man City can be that team but their odds are also way too friendly for us to hop aboard. With many passing on the draw, the most value is likely on that result occurring again.
Prediction for the Game: Draw +375
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