Man City vs Borussia Monchengladbach Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
City have been fantastic so far this season. They’ve won all of their games they’ve played under Pep Guardiola and they’ve made an almost Barcelona like start. They’re brushed aside their first Champions League opponent emphatically, although they do face a much tougher test here. Below are our predictions, betting tips and match preview.
Game: Man City vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Kick-off:Tuesday 13th September, 7.45pm
Six games. Six wins. 17 goals scored. City currently top the Premier League after a 2-1 away win over their fierce rivals. Not only did they win that game, but it was the most dominant half of football Manchester City have ever played against their rivals. Equally emphatic was the last time City played in the Champions League, beating Steaua 6-0 over two legs.
This will be a much tougher test for the Citizens but I see them passing it. Last season was a coming of age moment for City in Europe. They competed well against Juventus, completed a double over Seville and this evening’s opponents. They saw off Kyiv and PSG in the knockout rounds, before losing 1-0 to Real over two legs.
I’m interested to see how far City can go under Guardiola, because without him this now improved group of players nearly made it to the semi-final and looked every bit as good as Real despite losing. Gladbach went one better than City by winning their qualifier 9-2 over two legs, and the German side have been in good goal scoring form so far this season.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Man City are a short price at 2/5 with Betfair and several other outlets to win here. The draw can be backed at 17/4 with Bet365, but given the high scoring games these two have been featuring in, I doubt that’s likely. Gladbach to cause an upset is best odds of 7/1 also with Bet365.
Whilst I’ve said this will be a tougher test for City, I don’t think it’s tough enough that they’ll slip up. They’ll be very confident after their weekend win and I mean no disrespect, but they don’t have to worry about looking ahead too much. City host Bournemouth hereon Saturday.
It won’t be without it’s challenges though as the German side have scored in all six of their games also. They’ve managed a total of 16 goals, scoring in each of their games and conceding in five. City have allowed all four of their Premier League opponents to score a goal so far, so I think we will see a high scoring affair here.
There’s no reason why City can’t outscore their opponents though, so aMan City win and Over 2.5 goals is an appealing market for our free betting tip. Best odds of 10/11 with Coral represents fantastic value.
Last season saw City beat their opponents 4-2 at home and 2-1 away. City have fluttered between being clinical and wasteful, but they have more success against teams willing to attack them.The visitors should do that, so City to win 3-1 is an appealing score line at odds of 10/1 with Bet365.
Despite a tough game at the weekend, there’s little chance of anything other than a full strength City side here. Pep has called this game more important than the Derby, andso Aguero(not suspended from European competition)should slot back in to the side here. He’s the most likely scorer at best odds of 8/11 with Ladbrokes.
Free Betting Tip
Man City win & Over 2.5 goals – 10/11 with Coral
Man City 3-1 – 10/1 with Bet365
Sergio Aguero – 8/11 with Ladbrokes