Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League – Group C
Date: Wednesday, 23rd November 2016.
Kick-off at 19:45 UK.
Venue: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach.
Borussia Monchengladbach were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City when the sides met on matchday 1 of the competition at the Etihad Stadium. The Borussians went on to lose 2-1 at home against Barcelona in the next match before starting to pick up points. They defeated Celtic at Glasgow by 2-0 margin to register their first win, but were held to a 1-1 draw by the same side in the reverse leg at home.
The Bundesliga side have 4 points in their bag and they need a win against Manchester City on Wednesday to stay in the qualification race. A defeat will see them competing against Celtic for a place in the Europa League knock-out stages.
Manchester City are sitting on 7 points from their 2 matches, 2 less than the group leaders Barcelona. They dropped points in consecutive matches after an excellent win against Gladbach on matchday 1. Celtic held them to a 3-3 draw before getting humbled by Barcelona at Camp Nou by a 4-0 margin. However, they are coming on the back of a morale boosting win after defeating Barcelona 3-1 on matchday 4 at the Etihad.
Monchengladbach vs Manchester City: Head-to-head stats
This is the second consecutive season that these teams are grouped together at this stage of the Champions League. And Manchester City have won in both legs of the 2015/16 season – 2-1 at Gladbach and 4-2 at home.
Gladbach’s record in UEFA competitions against Premier League sides is 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses from 15 meetings. Their home record is good with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from 5 matches. The lone defeat was against Man City last season.
Manchester City have played 18 times against sides from Bundesliga and they hold a moderate record of 9 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. They lost in 6 of the previous 9 trips to Germany, while wining in 3.
Monchengladbach vs Manchester City: Prediction
The Bundesliga side are not in good shape as they failed to win in their last 4 matches in all competitions, with the latest 2 being defeats. While Manchester City are a work in progress, they have improved in recent weeks after registering three win in their last four. Also with the kind of quality in their squad, City could definitely edge another win here. However, we can expect a very cagey affair on Wednesday.
Monchengladbach vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
The following Odds are provided by Ladbrokes Sportsbook.
Both teams to score and Manchester City to win at 21/10 (3.10)
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 win for Man City at 7/1 (8.00).