Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens are the favorites to lift the Champions League this season, especially with reigning champions Bayern Munich dealing with an injury to their star striker Robert Lewandowski.
Not only are the former EPL title-holders on a blistering run, but they are also on course to deliver an unprecedented quadruple. And for Pep Guardiola, this is a personal mission as well.
There’s been criticism that he has not achieved continental success without the services of Barcelona’s golden generation.
Meanwhile, Der BVB are going through a tough spell. They are struggling in the German top flight, and on top of that rumors are getting strong that their talisman Erling Haaland will be leaving this summer.
And it’s ironic that the Citizens are one of the main contenders to land the Norwegian youngster. On that account, this game could be considered an audition for Haaland.
However, Pep needs to be cautious. Many a times, he has been eliminated from the CL despite being favorites, and that too because he tried to overcomplicate things.
The right course for the English titans would be to play their natural game, and should they do so, we are in line for a Manchester City victory.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Interestingly, Edin Terzic’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival.
- Still, they are on a five-fixture losing streak against EPL clubs.
- Meanwhile, the Citizens had won ten of the last eleven clashes against German rivals.
- They had scored a total of 14 goals from the previous four such encounters.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction
Guardiola’s men had recorded a 4-0 aggregate victory in the Round of 16 against Monchengladbach. In the meantime, Der BVB registered a 5-4 win against Sevilla.
Going on, Pep’s men had won 26 of their last 27 overall match-ups, and they were unbeaten in 42 of their preceding 44 games.
They had also won 17 of their past 20 appearances at home, and had scored two or more goals in 14 of their former 16 home games.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in four of their preceding five overall fixtures, as well as in ten of their former sixteen matches.
In addition, the Citizens have a great h2h record against German opponents in recent years, while Terzic’s men have been struggling against EPL clubs in the meantime.
By the looks of things, expect Manchester City to deliver a win this Tuesday. And on account of the sheer potential of offense on both teams, expect goals in plenty too.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).