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Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City 2021 Champions League Odds and Preview

By Hank Blaine

After a very close matchup the previous week, Manchester City was able to hold on and take the lead at the very last minute of the game and take the first leg, 2-1. It was a close call for Borussia Dortmund, as a draw would been a great advantage heading into Game 2.

Now things are headed to Germany, as BVB takes the home field advantage in hopes of making it to another semifinals. This the first meeting they’ve had in a while, since 2012 to be exact, when Dortmund took the win 1-0. In that season, BVB came in as runner ups in the final.

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Game Info

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Why is Borussia Dortmund a safe bet in Game 2?

Looking at Dortmund’s recent history within the tournament, this is their 15th campaign. This is fourth participation in the quarterfinals from their last eight appearances. They’ve won three of the last 13 knockout stages matches. And they’ve won nine of the last 16 European matchups, with the defeats occurring away from home.

Their performance against English clubs hasn’t been great lately. They’ve lost the last six games against an English team and haven’t been able to beat once since the 2015/16 Europa League, when they got a victory against Tottenham in the Round of 16.

Erling Haaland is the player to check out for BVB. He hasn’t scored in just three of his 15 appearances in the tournament and has been able to score in all of the four home games his played, which is seven goals total.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WDLLW
  • Latest: Win, 3-2 vs. VfB Stuttgart (10/04)
  • Current Standing:: 5th Place of Bundesliga

Possible Line-Up

  • Hitz
  • Morey
  • Akanji
  • Hummels
  • Guerreiro
  • Emre Can
  • Dahoud
  • Bellingham
  • Reus
  • Haaland
  • Hazard

Why is Manchester City a safe bet in Game 2?

City is playing the competition for the 10th straight year, playing the tournament every year since the 2011/12 season. Recent history tells us they’ve scored 54 goals in the last 22 Champions League games and within the past three seasons, they’ve managed to win 21 times, score 70 goals and conceded 23.

The Cityzens’ performance against a German clubs has been pretty consistent, having won four of the last five games and are currently unbeaten. They’ve also progressed from the 13 of 15 knockout ties when winning the first leg. There’s no doubt that City has what it takes.

If Sergio Aguero scores in this matchup, he becomes the highest scorer for a Premier League team in Champions League history. He’s also scored the most goals in the tournament against a German team than any other nation.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WWWWL
  • Latest: Loss, 2-1 vs. Leeds United (10/04)
  • Current Standing:: 1st Place of Premier League

Possible Line-Up

  • Ederson
  • Walker
  • Stones
  • Dias
  • Cancelo
  • De Bruyne
  • Rodri
  • Gündoğan
  • Mahrez
  • Jesus
  • Foden

Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Champions League Betting Trends

  • Borussia Dortmund has scored in ten of the last ten games.
  • Borussia Dortmund has allowed eight goals in four games.
  • Borussia Dortmund has three losses in ten games.
  • Manchester City has scored in seven of the last seven games.
  • Manchester City has lost two of the last ten games.
  • Manchester City has scored ten goals in the last four home games.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Betting Prediction

After analyzing last week’s performance, Dortmund still has a chance to move forward in the tournament. They were able to figure out their defense. So we might have an upset on the horizon.

Then again, dealing with the top team in the Premier League is not an easy task either. Not saying they haven’t blundered in this part of the tournament, which they’ve done the past three season. But if they focus and avoid the mistakes on the defense, City will have a pass to the semifinals.

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