Manchester City and Monchengladbach meet again for the second leg of the Round of 16. City took the victory in the first game 2-0, without much issue. The questions is, can Manchester City keep the lead and add? Or will Monchengladbach shake off that loss and recuperate in the aggregate?
These two teams are no stranger to each other. They’ve battled before in the group during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season. City has won all of those four games, plus their recent victory. So we can say that morale is comfortably placed on top of City.
Just by looking at the head-to-head stats, we could easily say who will win. But in competitions like the Champions League, surprises can happen, even in the situations that are less likely to change.
Let’s take a quick look at the latest Champions League betting, along with a game breakdown and expert prediction. Don’t forget to visit our online Bitcoin sportsbook to check out for many more soccer odds for all upcoming games in the tournament.
Manchester City vs. Monchengladbach Game Info
- When: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary
- TV: Fox Sports / ESPN
- Live Stream: UEFA.tv
- Champions League Odds Odds: Manchester City -476 / -1.75 (-109) / Over 3.5 (+130) | Monchengladbach +1087 / +1.75 (-112) / Under 3.5 (-164) | Draw +543
Why is Manchester City a safe bet in Game 2?
Their performance this season so far has been spectacular. They won five games during the group phase, with just one draw, taking the first spot of Group C with 16 points.
An interesting stat to point out is their success at home during the tournament. After losing three games in a row between March and September 2018, they’ve won ten of the last eleven Champions League games at their home stadium, with 3.5 goal average per game. Another fun fact is that Pep Guardiola’s first match as head coach of Manchester City was against Monchengladbach, when he started back in the 2016-17 season. He knows the team very well to take them down.
Current stats indicate that City are averaging 2.17 goals scored per game, with 0.17 goals conceded. One player to keep track of is Raheem Sterling, who has 13 goals at home during the tournament, the most any player has done in the competition, either from this club or almost any other English player.
- Form: WWWLW
- Latest: Win, 5-2 vs. Southampton (10/03)
- Current Standing:: 1st Place of Premier League
- De Bruyne
- Bernardo Silva
Why is Monchengladbach a safe bet in Game 2?
The German squad’s performance this season has been a bit lackluster to say the least. Their performance during the group phase could have easily gone down the pipe during the last games. But luck was in their favor and they were able to make to the knockout round.
Encounters with English teams hasn’t been much on their side as well. They’ve never won an away game against an English squad during the tournament, with a draw and three loses. Since their victories against Shaktar Donetsk during the group phase, they have lost three games in a row, with scoring in their most recent two matchups.
As far as stats go, Monchengladbach average 2.67 goals scored per game, with 1.50 goals scored against. Midfielder Lars Stindl has scored 67% of his goals during the tournament away from home, without including qualifiers.
- Form: LLLLL
- Latest: Loss, 1-0 vs. Leverkusen (06/03)
- Current Standing:: 10th Place of Bundesliga
Manchester City vs. Monchengladbach Champions League Betting Trends
- Manchester City have scored nine goals in the last three games.
- Manchester City have lost just one of the last 10 games.
- Manchester City have won their five away games.
- Monchengladbach have the past five games.
- Monchengladbach have won only two of the past ten games.
- Monchengladbach haven’t scored at the last three home games.
Manchester City vs. Monchengladbach Betting Prediction
I think it’s pretty safe to say who will take the victory in this one. Manchester City has been in and out of the tournament. Their stats are proof of that. Though, mishaps and slips can happen, but it’s highly unlikely.
As for Monchengladbach, they might hold a tight defense and maybe even score a goal. Honestly, it’s a difficult task against a tough team like Manchester City.
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