Monaco v Manchester City Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 15th March 7.45pm
Will the second leg live up to the excitement of the first
between these two? There should be plenty of life left in this tie with Monaco posing such a big attacking threat and finding themselves just the two goals behind in the tie. They have the away goals in the bag which is some advantage to them. Manchester City’s defence will be put under pressure
by the dynamic Monaco attack and the pressure will mount if they ship early in this one. Neither side could defend anything in the first leg, will the Citizens be able to hang on to their advantage or is there a big French fightback coming on?
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Monaco v Manchester City Betting Tips
What a game that first leg was between these two. Monaco will still have high hopes
here as they have only ever lost once against an English club over two legs in a UEFA competition tie. The French side are 5-3 down after the first leg
, but they do have the away goals in the bag from that incredible contest. That could well come into play and it means that they need a minimum 2-0 scoreline
on the night to get through the tie. They did twice take the lead against the Citizens at the Etihad, they just couldn’t defend in the end. However, the French side are a tough home side in Europe and they are unbeaten in five Champions League home games
this season (including qualifiers) having put up a W4 D1 record in the principality. Monaco landed 2-1 victories home and away against Tottenham
in the group stage let’s not forget so have form against English sides. A Monaco 2-1 correct score at Bet365
is trading at a price of 9/1 which may have some appeal. Monaco have now come out on top in each of the three Champions League knockout ties against English clubs.
Monaco have only managed to bank one clean sheet
this season in the UEFA Champions League and that is the same return as Man City has managed. So there is plenty of potential for more goals and Both Teams To Score is 4/11 and over 3.5 goals at Bet365
is a price of 10/11. Monaco holds a home record of W4 D2 L2 against English opposition and they have come out on top in all but one of their five previous two-legged ties against English opposition. Monaco have struggled lately though in knockout stage games having lost six of their last eight
Champions League knockout games (W1 D1) so will they be able to turn this around? Their attack was as impressive of that of Man City’s in the first leg and you have Radamel Falcao at 4/5
in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market. The last 20 instances of a side scoring 3+ away goals
in the 1st leg of a Champions League knockout tie; has seen all of them progress to the next round. Monaco may have it in them because they scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 15 home games in all competitions.
So Manchester City could boost their chances by getting an away goal on the board, but they know that they have to do a better job defensively too
. In the group stage of the season's UEFA Champions League, Manchester City went winless out on the road
in a D2 L1 record. They did get past French opposition in the form of PSG last season in the quarter-finals so can take some heart from that going into this one. Also, Manchester City have won five of the six UEFA competition ties
in which they have won the home first leg. Only Messi 10, Cavani 7 & Lewandowski 6 have scored more Champions League goals this season than City’s Sergio Aguero has (5) and he can be backed at 4/5 in the anytime goalscorer market. The Citizens hold an unbeaten W2 D2 against French opposition
in European competition. How smooth of a ride will this one be for them?
Monaco v Manchester City Betting Odds
Monaco 13/8, Draw 3/1, Manchester City 8/5
Monaco v Manchester City Predictions
Monaco have to press and City didn’t know what to do defensively against them. There is still a good chance that the French side will make it through
this and with their scoring going so well on home soil, they can rattle their Premier League opponents and produce a win in this one. Manchester City are going to have sweat this one out. Monaco on home soil to win looks value.