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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City: Prediction and Betting Tips
Borussia Monchengladbach in a difficult tie
Borussia Monchengladbach qualified for round 16 of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in club history after fishing second in group B behind Real Madrid. They won two drew two and lost two, qualifying on head-to-head record with Shakhtar.
The Germans have not been in a good form in recent matches as they haven’t won in four matches. In their last match, they lost to Mainz 1-0 leaving them with one win in five matches and one clean sheet in six matches.
This is Gladbach’s first appearance in the Champions League since 2016. They need to do much better than they did in the group stages where they conceded at least two goals in four of their six matches.
Manchester City on an amazing run.
The Citizens registered yet another win on Sunday beating Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League away from home. That was Pep Guardiola’s team’s 18th straight win and 25th straight unbeaten outing.
In the group stages, City won five matches and drew one. They conceded one goal in six matches and are on a five-match straight clean sheet run.
Manchester City had a slow start to the season but thanks to Pep Guardiola and his players they are the most stable team in Europe right now and their results are proof. Pep hopes to win another Champions League trophy with the Citizens. His last win was with Barcelona in 2011.
- Monchengladbach have conceded twice or more in four of six Champions League matches.
- Monchengladbach have one clean sheet in their last six matches.
- Manchester City have five straight clean sheets in Champions League.
- Manchester City have scored two or more in four of their last five matches.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Prediction
Monchengladbach would have liked to play on their home venue but because of Covid restrictions, this match will take place in a neutral venue which the Germans will consider as a disadvantage for them. Coach Marco Rose has a relatively inexperienced side going into such a crucial match, but the German coach will hope his team’s organization and will to win might make a difference.
Manchester City are clear favorites to win this match and tie and to qualify for the next round. It is almost impossible to stop Guardiola’s team lately and it will be a case of to see how many will they score.
We predict an under 3.5 total match goals.
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