Ray Parlour makes a confident Manchester City versus Real Madrid prediction

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Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Ray Parlour has predicted to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, broadcast on May 4, that Manchester City will score against Real Madrid.

Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening.

The tie is currently finely balanced after the sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Etihad next week.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side just need to secure a draw to progress to the final, and Parlour has predicted that they will score at the Bernabeu.

“I expect Real Madrid to really come out,” he told talkSPORT. “At the Etihad they were very defensively minded, the full backs didn’t get forward. So I think there will be opportunities to get behind those two.

“And then you’ve got Ramos and Pepe [at centre back]. If you can take advantage when you win the ball back and they’re pushed on they you might have a chance. There will be goals and City will score.”

At 0-0, there is no denying that City have every chance of reaching their first ever Champions League final.

Real Madrid are far from defensively solid even on their best days, and the likes of Sergio Aguero will fancy his chances of getting on the score sheet.

While he is a big player, it is arguably Kevin de Bruyne who will be key though, with his side heavily reliant on him having the guile to create chances for the Argentine hit man.

If he can do that, and City take any chances that come their way, they will be confident of progressing at the expense of Real Madrid.

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