Manchester City vs Steaua Bucharest
2016/17 Champions League Play-off.
Date: Wednesday, 24 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The blue side of Manchester will host Steaua Bucharest for the second leg fixture of the Champions League play-offs at the Etihad stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side did well to thrash The romanian side at their own backyard in the first leg of this fixture, as the game ended 5-0. Spanish attacker David Silva opened the scoreline in 13th minute, later Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 in the 41st minute. New signing Nolito worsened the case for the home side as he scored the 3rd goal in 49th minute. Furthermore Sergio Aguero sealed the victory as he completed a hatrick in the 78 and 89th minute. Guardiola will expect such performance in every football outing.
Meanwhile the Romanian side will be hoping for a miracle on their way to Etihad, ad they have a task of upturning a 5 goal deficit. They currently 2nd in their league table after 4 games, with 10 points. All hope is not lost, as they hope to make history on Wednesday night.
Manchester City vs Steaua Bucharest: Head to Head
The only times these two teams have met was the first leg of this fixture, both teams will hope to make this one an entertaining game.
Manchester City vs Steaua Bucharest: Prediction
Manchester City are clear favourites in this game, considering their superb run of form and the quality in their squad. They have scored a total of 11 goals in their last 3 games and conceded 2, also they have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 games.
Steaua Bucuresti are not to be overlooked, except for the first leg of this fixture, they have been unbeaten in their recent games. They have won 3 of their last 5 games and have also kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 games.
I predict a straight win for Guardiola’s side, also I expect at least 2 goals in the game.
Manchester City vs Steaua Bucharest: Tips
- Manchester City win at 1.20.
- Handicap Manchester City (-1) at 1.75.