16th March 2021 – 21:00, Puskas Arena, Budapest
Manchester City will host Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League eight-finals second-leg match at the neutral venue. The English side wants to keep their advantage intact while the visitors search for an improvement.
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach Match Preview & Team News
Manchester City managed to get back on the winning track after losing in the Manchester derby. Pep Guardiola’s side was confident in London against Fulham and booked a 3:0 victory. The Citizens are 14 points clear from Manchester United, with one extra game played. Gabriel Jesus and the lads have been very productive in the last two matches, as they netted eight times. The hosts have a 2:0 first-leg advantage, and they want to confirm a ticket to the quarter-finals. However, they need to host Gladbach in Budapest due to the Covid-19 measures, but that shouldn’t be a problem for the English team.
On the other hand, Borussia Monchengladbach continues its slump. Last weekend, they suffered the sixth straight defeat in all competitions. The latest one came against Augsburg on the road, and Gladbach is far from securing a continental spot next season. Marco Rose’s team managed to remain undefeated just once on the previous eight occasions and slipped down to 10th place in Bundesliga. Lars Stindl and the lads scored only five goals during that poor run, and they need to improve in the final third. The possible reason for this bad series is the fact that Marco Rose leaves the bench at the end of the season. He will move to another Borussia, but the one from Dortmund. His move will trigger other departures from Monchengladbach, and the morale in the team is pretty low. The away side cannot hope of getting anything from this tie unless they pull a miracle and score at least two goals.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Manchester City is a firm favorite in this clash, and they should secure a place in the quarter-finals with another victory. Having their rival’s form in mind, we believe City will win by at least two goals.
Goals Market Prediction
The hosts have been very efficient in the last two games, while Gladbach conceded at least twice four times in the previous six matches. We believe this clash should go over a 2.5 margin.
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Manchester City AH -1.5 @ 1.70
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.55
Correct score 3:0 @ 7.50