Feyenoord vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Manchester City face an extremely tough test when they travel to the Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam to take on a Feyenoord side that have won their first four league games plus the Super Cup.
Game: Feyenoord vs Manchester City
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord
Kick-off: Wednesday 13th September, 7.45PM
Manchester City look a different side this season and one that Pep Guardiola has finally put his stamp on. But it hasn’t been all plain sailing, as City needed late goals to see of Brighton and Bournemouth. Whether it was against 10 men or 11 men, City’s weekend demolition of Liverpool was mightily impressive and displayed the Blues attacking threat.
Feyenoord have won all four of their league games despite facing a couple of tricky away trips. They began their season with a Super Cup victory over Vitesse, but they’ll know this is their biggest challenge yet by some distance. Manchester United tasted defeat here in Europe last season, but this is Feyenoord’s first UCL campaign since 2002.
Hosts Feyenoord aren’t to be written off here and they can be backed at 7/1 with Betfred. The draw is available at at 3/1 with Bet365 whilst Bet365 are also best odds on a Manchester City win at 2/5.
Last seasons Champions League campaign reflected perfectly that whilst Manchester City have so much potential, they were still some way off of being a top team. Despite beating Barcelona 3-1 at home, City were beaten 4-0 in the Nou Camp and were knocked out by Monaco over two legs.
Feyenoord on the whole shouldn’t be a threat to Man City in this group. Despite beating Manchester United here, they were beaten 4-0 away and finished five points behind them, beating only Zorya at home in their remaining five games. Although they’re a dangerous side that could win the Eredivisie again this season, Man City have to aim to make light work of games like this because the likes of Real and Barca certainly would.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Manchester City HT/FT at 21/20 with Bet365
Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus look equally lethal this season and City are capable of hurting teams from all over the pitch, but the hosts are likely to be without last season's top goal scorer and several other important players. Manchester City don’t make a habit of making things easy for themselves, but an early goal here and they could pick Feyenoord off with ease from there.
Back our Score Prediction: Man City 3-0 at 8/1 with Bet365
Feyenoord will be relying on a group effort with Jorgenson absent for this game, whilst Man City are capable of scoring goals from all over the pitch. Vincent Kompany’s potential absence along with Ederson who faces a late fitness test could make Feyenoord’s task a little easier, but the most likely scorers here will be in a blue shirt.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Gabriel Jesus to score at 7/10 with Betfred