Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 23rd November
The Citizens have their fate in their own hands now. After pulling off that fantastic win over Barcelona on Match Day Four, they just need to go out and beat the Germans on Wednesday night to secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition. A draw would actually likely be enough as long as Celtic didn’t go and beat Barcelona on the same night. So things are looking much better for the Citizens now who have to be riding a bit of European confidence after their success over the Catalans. They are running as favourites to take the win in Germany after beating Monchengladbach 4-0 in the first meeting in the group.
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Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Tips
Monchengladbach go into this game with something to play for in the group because they can haul themselves into contention to make it through to the next round if they can land a win over the Citizens. They have won just one of their four games so far in the group which was at Celtic. They have already hosted their other tough opponent in the group, Barcelona, and they were only narrowly edged out in a 2-1 defeat so this could be a tricky game for the Citizens. They have struggled to cope with Manchester City in recent meetings as they have met them three times in the last two seasons and have come out on the losing end in each of those. Along with their two defeats in last season’s group stage, they went to the Etihad this term and lost 4-0. This game to go over 2.5 goals is a quote of 8/15 at William Hill.
Monchengladbach have won just one of their last five home games in the Champions League (W1 D2 L2). There is a trend here worth backing both teams to score at 8/15 with William Hill, because each of Borussia Monchengladbach’s home matches in the Champions League (five games) have all seen both teams score in. The Germans have a positive head to head home record against English opposition having gone W4 D1 L1 before. Striker Raffael is a doubt for this one but he is a price of 21/10 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Eden Hazard’s younger brother Thorgan at an 11/4 quote. The Bundesliga side are not a team in form right now having posted a W1 D2 L3 in their last six games across all competitions. There has only been the two wins in their last ten games in all competitions, and on home soil have won one of their last six.
So a good performance from City in landing a win would see them through to the knockout stage. There shouldn’t be a lack of confidence here for them after beating Barcelona on Match Day Four. They have yet to win out on the road in this season’s group stage though, having played out a 3-3 draw with Celtic and then a 4-0 loss at Barcelona. Manchester City’s three away games this season (including their play off round against Steaua Bucharest) have produced an average of five goals per game. City don’t have a tremendous record out in Germany at all, but they are going as favourites in this one. Their record away to Bundesliga opposition is W3 D0 L6 and interestingly Pep Guardiola has failed to beat Gladbach at the last four times of asking (while in charge of Bayern Munich) in D2 L2 record.
The Citizens have only lost one of their last six games across all competitions in a W3 D2 L1 record and they have put together a four match unbeaten streak now. Last season they edged a 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach and a repeat of that scoreline will return you a price of 15/2 in the William Hill Correct Score market. In the anytime goalscorer market, Sergio Aguero (who has four goals in Champions League games against Monchengladbach) is trading at a price of 8/11 with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Nolito around the 7/4 quote. The questions marks would creep in because City have failed to win any of their last four Champions League games out on the road and they have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine. Not only that, they have shipped in each of their five previous away games against German sides in the UEFA Champions League too.
Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Betting Odds
Man City 4/5, Draw 3/1, Monchengladbach 7/2
Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City Predictions
This could be a tighter game than punters would be expecting after City hammered the Germans in the first meeting. It is more than likely that this is going to be a lower-margin result but it still worth backing City. They have the extra quality, despite their recent lack of clean sheets out on the road. Back the Citizens to get through this task with a win by a one goal margin.