24th February 2021 – 21:00, Puskas Arena, Budapest
Borussia Monchengladbach will take on Manchester City in the Champions League eight-finals. Can the hosts disrupt the away side’s winning streak? We’ll find out an hour before midnight on Wednesday.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Match Preview & Team News
The home side cannot be proud of its recent form as Gladbach picked up just a point from the last three games in Bundesliga. The hosts head to this match after losing to struggling Mainz the previous weekend. Marco Rose’s side cannot keep up the pace in the race for the top four and another Champions League ticket. They are nine points behind in-form Eintracht Frankfurt, and it’s questionable if Gladbach can secure the Europa League qualification. Although Lars Stindl and the lads have been pretty productive, their teammates from the backline should improve. Borussia Monchengladbach succeeded in finding its place among the top 16 clubs in the Champions League in a very attractive group against Real Madrid, Inter, and Shakhtar. A very tough task is in front of them, and the hosts search for a surprise.
Manchester City continued its winning streak last weekend thanks to a narrow 1:0 win away to Arsenal. Raheem Sterling’s 76th-second header was enough to secure them new three points that keep Man City firmly at the Premier League’s top. Pep Guardiola’s side is in a hot run after winning 18 times in a row. From the last nine fixtures in all competitions, the visitors played just twice at Etihad Stadium. Ruben Dias and the lads have been excellent in the back this season, conceding only 15 goals in the Premier League. The Citizens didn’t have any trouble finding a place in the first knockout round in this competition. They topped the group against Porto, Olympiakos, and Marseille, failing to win only once and allowing just one goal to their opponents. The away side is full of confidence, and they are among the hottest contenders for the finals.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Manchester City is in much better form, and we don’t expect to see any surprises here. The English side should secure the advantage in the first-leg match without major trouble.
Goals Market Prediction
The visitors have been pretty hard to crack this season, but Gladbach can score against any team. Therefore, we don’t think one of these two teams can keep the clean sheet.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
Manchester City to win @ 2.30
BTTS Yes @ 1.60
Correct score 1:3 @ 9.00