Real Madrid vs Man City preview: Prediction, team news, lineups & how to watch on TV

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Real Madrid have a rich history in the Champions League so they will be excited to return to action this weekend. That said, join the Real Champs for their Real Madrid vs Man City preview, featuring the team news, predicted lineups and information about how to watch on TV...

Real Madrid vs Man City preview

First, let's start by outlining all the information about how to watch Real Madrid vs Man City on TV...

How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City on TV

  • When is kick off? Tuesday 9 April 2024
  • What time is kick off? 20:00 (BST)
  • Where is it played? Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
  • TV Channel / live stream? TNT Sports 2 (UK), fuboTV (USA)

Real Madrid team news

The good news for Real Madrid is that both Eder Militao and Vinicius Junior are back in contention.

The former was missing for a long time through injury but he featured as a substitute against Athletic Club. Carlo Ancelotti may feel, though, that he needs more time to be ready for a game of this magnitude.

The latter, Vinicius Junior, missed the last match against Athletic Club due to suspension. He will be eligible to play in this Champions League match against Man City.

So, the injury woes are shortened from three to two players. Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba remain injured, so they will not feature in this match.

Dani Ceballos is back in contention after a short period out of the main group. That said, the chances of him starting this game are slim regardless or injury.

Man City team news

Pep Guardiola can consider starting Ederson again in this match. The Brazilian has been out of action for almost a month but he was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace at the weekend. The Real Champs confirmed that Pep is considering him in the starting lineup.

As per Manchester Evening News, Josko Gvardiol should return in time for this Champions League clash against Real Madrid, after picking up an injury in the Premier League. However, it is more difficult to predict the return dates for Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake since Pep Guardiola has not provided a timeframe for those two defenders.

Predicted Real Madrid vs Man City lineups

Predicted Real Madrid lineup vs Man City: Lunin; Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Bellingham; Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo

Predicted Man City lineup vs Real Madrid: Ederson; Lewis, Stones, Dias, Akanji; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Doku, Haaland, Foden

Real Madrid vs Man City prediction

Pep Guardiola will be desperate to win the Champions League again but he will have a tough time against Real Madrid, away from home. Real Madrid will field a strong lineup and I think they could edge past by a scoreline of Real Madrid 1-0 Man City.


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