Real Madrid will host Manchester City on Tuesday, April 9, in the first half of the teams’ two-leg Champions League quarterfinal matchup. The Spanish powerhouse edged RB Leipzig in the Round of 16 to advance on the strength of a 2-1 aggregate win.

Meanwhile, Manchester City routed Denmark’s Copenhagen club 6-2 in aggregate to earn its spot in the quarterfinals. However, the Citizens must now travel to face Los Blancos at Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to begin play in this round.

We’re here to provide you with valuable insights for this match, so whether you're seeking free soccer picks, exploring Champions League betting tips, or considering a Champions League same-game parlay, we've got you covered.

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Odds and Spread – Champions League Betting Lines 4/9

3-way handicap: Real Madrid +1 (-175) | Draw -1 (+333) | Manchester City -1 (+333)
Draw No Bet: Real Madrid +100 | Manchester City -138
Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-138) | Under 2.5 (+105)
Double Chance:  Real Madrid or Tie -175 | Tie or Manchester City -225 | Real Madrid or Manchester City -334
Both teams to score: Yes -167, No +130
1st Goal: Real Madrid +110 | No Goal +1000 | Manchester City -115

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Preview

Date: Tuesday, April 9
3 P.M. ET
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Live Stream: Paramount+, fuboTV

This quarterfinal meeting of manager Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid club and manager Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team is a rematch of last year's Champions League semifinals. Madrid hosted the first game in that battle, too, and the teams played to a 1-1 draw before heading to Manchester for the second leg.

Manchester City dominated that second leg in front of its home crowd for nearly the full 90 minutes. Had it not been for Madrid goaltender Thibaut Courtois denying Erling Haaland at least three times right in front of the goal, the score could have easily been 7-0 or something even more lopsided.

Nearly a full calendar year later, we will get another installment of this tremendous matchup when Guardiola and Ancelotti face off once again in European soccer’s most prestigious annual competition.

If last year's matchup is anything to go by, then Manchester City will be looking to escape Bernabeu Stadium unscathed before making an effort to put away Madrid at home. The Spanish team had taken a 1-0 lead in the opening leg last year, thanks to a stunning goal by Vinicius Junior just 35 minutes into the match, but Kevin De Bruyne tied it at 1-1 from almost the same spot some 15 minutes into the second half.

Both teams were nearly flawless during this year's Champions League group stage, with Madrid winning all six of its matches and scoring 16 total goals. Manchester City also won all six of its matches, scoring 18 times in the process.

To improve upon last year, Los Blancos will need get out of this game with the advantage, and the Real Madrid players certainly know that. Manchester City has not lost a home match at Etihad Stadium in either the Premier League or Champions League this season. In fact, back in January, the Citizens broke the Premier League record for the most consecutive wins at home. That’s quite remarkable, and Madrid will have a problem if it has to travel to Manchester without the overall lead.

Madrid will want its Brazilian star forwards to be at their best on Tuesday night. Both Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo have made significant contributions as their team’s main threats up front in recent weeks, but Vini Jr. is the star, and his scoring performance this season has been superb.

The Brazilian playmaker now has three goals in just five Champions League appearances this year, and he has also scored five in his last three La Liga games. City’s fullbacks will have their work cut out for them in trying to contain Vini Jr., who displayed flashes of brilliance when the teams faced each other a year ago.

Manchester City’s goals will need to come from a wider array of talent, but Erling Haaland will continue to be his team’s dominant force in front of the opposing goal. He was relatively quiet in last year's 4-0 home victory over Real Madrid, but the Norwegian only needs the slightest of scoring opportunities to produce results.

Manchester City has scored three goals in each of its Champions League matches this season. Granted, the level of competition was significantly lower than a road match in Real Madrid’s stadium, but so far, the Citizens’ play in front of the opposing goal has been relentless.

Madrid will need to find a way to slow Haaland down as he attempts to beat the very club he just might end up playing for next season.

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Lineups and Injuries

Real Madrid will continue to be without both center-back David Alaba and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who are out with injuries.

Manchester City is also missing its goalkeeper, as Ederson has been unable to play for multiple games while dealing with a thigh injury. He might miss his team’s Premier League game over the weekend, but there is a chance he’ll be back in time for Tuesday night.

Both Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are also unavailable for Manchester City on the defensive side, leaving manager Pep Guardiola’s team a little lighter on defensive options against Madrid next week.

Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Prediction, Picks, and Betting Tips

Total Goals

We will kick off these Champions League prop bets in the total-goals market. Real Madrid will need to step on the gas here, since it has the advantage of a weekend off while Manchester City plays Crystal Palace in Premier League action. City manager Pep Guardiola will need to be extra careful with his roster choices over the next few days, particularly with the injures to defenders Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake.

Given that issue, Madrid should have the upper hand on Tuesday with its fresher legs and home-field advantage. The team needs goals, of course, and star forward Vini Jr. has been red-hot heading into this match.

Keeping Manchester City off the scoreboard for 90 minutes is a nearly impossible task. City will find a way to score, which gives me confidence in projecting both teams to score and going with the over on the goals total for this one, even though it’s a first leg.

The Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-138)

Anytime Goalscorer

With defender Kyle Walker missing from Manchester City's lineup, I'm betting on Vini Jr. to deliver for Los Blancos at home.

The 23-year-old Brazilian’s outstanding level of play in recent weeks is undeniable, and City's defensive vulnerabilities in the Champions League will continue with key absentees at the back. Vini should find ample space on the wings without Walker there to get in his way, which makes a goal in Tuesday's first leg highly likely.

The Pick: Vinicius Jr. to score anytime (+162)

Best Same-Game Parlay Picks Today for Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: 2-Leg SGP (+260)

Leg-1 SGP Pick: Over 2.5 goals (-138)

Leg-2 SGP Pick: Vinicius Jr. to score anytime (+162)

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