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Defending champion Manchester City hope to keep alive their chances to repeat when they host Real Madrid for the second leg of their 2023-24 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday. Neither team was able to gain the upper hand in the first leg which ended in a 3-3 draw. Manchester City won their first Champions League title last year when they edged Inter Milan 1-0 in the final after knocking off Real Madrid in the semifinals. Los Blancos are hoping to continue their quest for their record 15th overall crown and second in three years.

Kickoff at Etihad Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Citizens are -180 favorites (risk $180 to win $100) in the latest Manchester City vs. Real Madrid odds, while Los Blancos are +440 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +360 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before locking in any Real Madrid vs. Manchester City picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine's soccer expert Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. In 2023, Green was profitable in multiple areas on his soccer picks, including the Champions League (+3.05 units), FA Cup (+3.07), EFL Cup (+4.47) and Euro 2024 Qualifiers (+6.30), among others. He also has been solid with his Premier League picks this year, going 21-14 (+6.92).

Now, Green has broken down Manchester City vs. Real Madrid from every angle and revealed his picks and UEFA Champions League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Real Madrid vs. Manchester City:

  • Manchester City vs. Real Madrid money line: Citizens -180, Los Blancos +440, Draw +360
  • Manchester City vs. Real Madrid over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Manchester City vs. Real Madrid spread: Citizens -0.5 (-175)
  • MCY: The Citizens have scored three goals in each of their nine UCL matches
  • RM: Los Blancos have advanced from only two of their last 10 UCL ties after failing to win the first leg
  • Manchester City vs. Real Madrid picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Manchester City 

The Citizens will be looking for Erling Haaland to break out of his modest funk, as he has converted just once in his last three Champions League matches. The 23-year-old Norwegian striker is tied for second in the competition with six goals and recorded five over a three-game span prior to his current slump. Haaland led the English Premier League in 2022-23 with a league-record 36 goals and shares first place this season with 20.

Man City have other offensive weapons at their disposal, as Argentinian forward Julian Alvarez and midfielder Phil Foden are tied with three others for fifth in the UCL with five goals. The 23-year-old Foden, who has tallied in back-to-back outings in the competition and five of his last six, also shares seventh place with three assists. Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol appears to be heating up as he scored against Real Madrid in the first leg and registered a goal and an assist in the CItizens' 5-1 triumph over Luton Town in EPL play on Saturday. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Real Madrid

Los Blancos also haven't been beaten in a while, recording 10 wins and five draws over their last 15 matches across all competitions. They have been victorious in 11 consecutive quarterfinal ties in the Champions League since 2003-04 when they lost to Monaco. The club has had balanced scoring over its last five contests as eight different players have accounted for its 11 goals in that span.

Brazilian winger Rodrygo scored his fourth goal of the competition in the first leg against Manchester City to pull even with midfielder Jude Bellingham for the team lead. Joselu and Vinicius Junior both have converted three times while midfielder Brahim Diaz has netted a pair of goals. Los Blancos also have some skilled set-up men as Bellingham and Vinicius Junior are tied with four others for the UCL lead with four assists each. See which team to pick here.

How to make Manchester City vs. Real Madrid picks

Green has broken down Wednesday's match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in three confident best bets and is offering a full breakdown of this UEFA Champions League clash. He's sharing his Champions League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Manchester City vs. Real Madrid, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Real Madrid vs. Manchester City have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has been profitable across multiple leagues, and find out.