Manchester City will be aiming to take their record-breaking winning streak into Europe when they take on Borussia Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Having sailed through to the knockout stages with 16 points from a possible 18 in the group stage, City are 3/10 (1.30) favourites with bet365 to put one foot in the quarter-finals with yet another victory.
Meanwhile, Borussiahave only won one of their last five games in all competitionsand are 8/1 (9.00) outsiders to cause an upset against their in-form guests.
The last meeting between this duo resulted in a 1-1 draw back in 2016, and you can get odds of 19/4 (5.75) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Borussia have a fully fit squad to choose from, although Stefan Lainer and Lars Stindl will need to be cautious as a booking would rule them out of the return leg.
The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero have returned from injury in recent matches, leaving Nathan Ake as the only injury absentee.
While the Citizens have at times struggled to transfer their dominant domestic performances to the latter stages of the Champions League in the last decade, it is really hard to see them allowing any room for error in this match.
This confidence is largely based on their extremely solid defence, which has conceded just six goals over the course of their 18-match winning streak and kept 10 clean sheets in the most recent 14.
Having not conceded in this competition since the 14th minute of the opening group game, they will surely back themselves to shut down a German team that has lost some of its attacking inspiration of late.
With just three goals to their name in the last four Bundesliga fixtures, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem generous on Borussia Monchengladbach being held at arm’s length in a comfortable Manchester City victory.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com