UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Preview: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Each of the Champions League quarter-final pairings is extremely interesting, with Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund clashing at this stage, among others.
Man City have now won five games in a row, conceding just two goals. There is no longer any question of intrigue in the English Premier League title race. The nearest pursuer is 14 points behind, while the rest are even further away. There are just a few formalities left.
Dortmund, on the other hand, have a completely different situation. There are plenty of problems both with injuries and with the quality of the football itself. The Bumblebees have picked up just one win in their last five games, and last weekend they lost at home to Eintracht 1-2.
Witsel, Zagadou, Schmelzer, Moukoko and Sancho will certainly not play on Wednesday. Serious losses will significantly reduce the already poor chances of beating the English league leaders.
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Manchester City News & Current Form:
City are performing excellently in the league, they are playing very confident in the FA Cup and have already reached the semo-finals stage, beating Everton 2-0 in the last round.
Pep Guardiola’s side have easily made it through the Champions League group stage, before facing Borussia Gladbach with the aggregate score of 4-0 on aggregate to advance to the quarter-finals.
According to reports from the team staff, all the players are fit and ready to play.
Borussia Dortmund News & Current Form:
The eight-time champion and four-time German cup winner missed the top spot in the Bundesliga last season to Bayern and claimed silver medals. That kind of success secured a trip to the Champions League group stage, which the Yellow-Blacks passed quite successfully and made it through to the play-offs.
In the 1/8 finals of the spring stage of Europe’s top competition, Borussia were drawn against Sevilla, whom they defeated with a 5-4 aggregate score.
In the Bundesliga, BVB recorded 13 wins and four draws in 27 rounds to earn 43 points and occupy fifth place. The team’s performance has been inconsistent.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Head-To-Head Record:
The most recent meeting between these two clubs was back in 2012 when Borussia Dortmund beat Manchester City 1-0. The goal was scored by Julian Schieber.
Manchester City last matches: W-W-W-W-W
Borussia Dortmund last matches: L-D-W-D-L
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI:
Manchester City Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Ferran Torres, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero
Borussia Dortmund Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Marwin Hitz, Emre Can, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Delaney, Thorgan Hazard, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Erling Braut Haaland
Statistical preview of the match Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund:
- Man City have kept a clean sheet in their last 7 Champions League matches.
- Man City have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.
- Borussia Dortmund are in poor form coming into their trip to the Etihad Stadium. The German side have won just one of their last five matches.
- Erling Haaland, the team’s main goalscorer, has not scored in four games. That hasn’t happened to him since Moulde.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction:
Manchester City’s incredible form and Borussia Dortmund’s sluggish football allude to a win for the British top club. Even tho Erling Holland has scored in every Champions League game this season, his streak could come to an end sooner or later. And a meeting with a team conceding less than a goal per game on average seems like the perfect moment. So if he is silent, who else is going to score at the Etihad? A fully-fit and in-form City can sweep aside almost anything in their path, so we can only back a first-leg triumph for Guardiola’s men.
ParimatchNews staff prediction: Man City to win to nil – yes.
Bookmaker Parimatch gives 2.10 for this scenario.