Champions League betting preview: Real Madrid v Manchester City
Manchester City face Real Madrid tonight in the opening round of Champions League group stage fixtures. City could welcome back striker Sergio Aguero for the Bernebau clash following injury, while midfielder Gareth Barry is also in the frame after appearing for the first time this season in the weekend draw at Stoke.
Right-back Micah Richards is definitely out of the Group D encounter with an ankle problem.
The fixed-odds service of online betting exchange Betfair make Real 3/5 favourites for the match, with City offered at 9/2. The draw is available at 29/10.
A 1-0 Real win is priced at 7/1, while a City success by the same scoreline can be backed at odds of 14/1.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is 29/10 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of teammate Karim Benzema at 19/4.
The shortest-priced Man City players are Aguero and fellow forward Carlos Tevez, both of whom are priced at 15/2 to open the scoring.