Manchester City are all set to host La Liga leaders Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal.
Pep Guardiola’s side saw off Atletico Madrid 1-0 across two legs to qualify for the semis.
While, Madrid were 5-4 aggregate winners against holders Chelsea to book a place in the last four.
The hosts are on top of the English Premier League table and are fresh off a 5-1 hammering of lowly Watford over the weekend.
Meanwhile, La Liga leaders Real Madrid beat Osasuna 3-1 last week to remain 15 points clear.
Tuesday’s first leg will mark the seventh meeting between familiar foes Real and Man City in the Champions League.
Los Blancos enter the first leg on a six-game winning streak away from home across all competitions – scoring thrice away from home.
Madrid are on the hunt for a record-extending 14th Champions League title. Can they beat Man City to inch closer?
What time does Man City vs Real Madrid start?
The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Real Madrid team news
The hosts will have to do without Joao Cancelo, who is suspended for the clash after being booked in the second leg against Atletico.
Therefore, the fit-again Kyle Walker is expected to start and John Stones could also be fit to feature.
Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva are all in contention to start after being rested over the weekend.
Gabriel Jesus scored four times at the weekend and his exploits could see him retain a spot in the starting XI.
The visitors will be without David Alaba but they welcome Eder Militao after suffering a slight injury.
Aside from that there are no new injury concerns for the visitors and they look forward to Karim Benzema’s recent exploits up front.
Man City vs Real Madrid head to head
From the 8 matches played between these two teams, either side has won 3 times and the remaining 3 have resulted in draws.
Man City vs Real Madrid current form
City have won twice, drawn twice and lost just once in their last five matches but Madrid are on a better run of form that has seen them win four times and lose just once to Chelsea in that run.
Man City vs Real Madrid prediction
Arguably the two best teams left in the competition, this is an almost impossible one to call. It could go either way but with a second leg still to play, City may draw first blood and get a narrow win.