Citizens look cautious pick against Haaland looking to end Drought
2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg preview: Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City – BVB Stadion, Dortmund – Wednesday, 14 April 2021 – 20:00 hrs. BST
Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City Preview
Manchester City travel to Germany and will look to book a berth in the semi-finals when they face Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Round of 8 of the UEFA Champions League.
City had a disquieting week in the Premier League as they went down 1-2 to a ten-man Leeds United side in one of their rare defeats in recent times.
Dortmund, on the other hand, recorded only their second win from their last five Bundesliga outings when they beat VfB Stuttgart 2-3 in an away fixture.
Borussia Dortmund Champions League form: WDWWDL
Borussia Dortmund form across all competitions: DWDLLW
Manchester City Champions League form: WDWWWW
Manchester City form across all competitions: WWWWWL
For Dortmund, the talented young Jadon Sancho will miss out the second leg, too, owing to a nagging thigh problem. Marco Reus, scorer of the first-leg goal, and Mats Hummels have fitness issues as both were forced off in the weekend win over Stuttgart but it's not serious enough for them to be out of the starting XI on Wednesday night.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic will have to do without the services of Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou or Marcel Schmelzer all out owing to various injuries. Terzic surprisingly started in the first leg with Mateu Morey and winger Ansgar Knauff but he is likely to go for the latter at Dortmund.
Lukasz Piszczek and Thomas Meunier could compete for a slot at the right-back in place of Bauza.
For City, Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte have sustained fresh injuries and are not expected to feature for the second leg. Guardiola is likely to give starts in the defense to Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker both of whom came in as substitutes in the first leg.
Fernandinho and Oleksandr Zinchenko who started in midfield against Leeds will make way for Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri while Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden will start as the attacking quartet with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling probably coming in as substitutes at some point of the game.
Borussia Dortmund possible starting in a 4-3-3 formation:
Hitz (goal); Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Bellingham, Dahoud; Knauff, Haaland, Reus
Manchester City possible starting in a 4-3-3 formation:
Ederson (goal); Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Silva, Foden
The prolific Erling Haaland with 34 goals already from his 33 outings for Dortmund this season, has astonishingly gone through his last six outings for club and country without scoring. Which makes the probability of his finding the back of the net on Wednesday night quite high and thus end the drought.
Bet365 odds are subject to change and were correct as of 13/04/2021.
- Manchester City to qualify: 1/9
- Borussia Dortmund to qualify: 2/11
Correct Score odds & Predictions
- Man City 2-1: 15/2 (predicted score)
- Draw 1-1: 15/2
- Man City 1-0: 17/2
- Man City 2-0: 17/2
- Man City 3-1: 11/1
- Draw 2-2: 12/1 (probable score)
- Man City 3-0: 12/1
- Borussia Dortmund 2-1:
- Borussia Dortmund 1-0: 16/1
- Man City 3-2: 20/1
- Man City 4-1: 20/1
- Borussia Dortmund 2-0: 28/1
- Borussia Dortmund 3-2: 33/1
- Borussia Dortmund 3-1: 33/1
- Man City 4-2: 33/1
- Borussia Dortmund 4-2: 66/1
- Borussia Dortmund 4-1: 66/1
Anytime goal scorer odds
- Erling Haaland: 10/11
- Gabriel Jesus: 6/5
- Raheem Sterling: 6/4
- Riyad Mahrez: 8/5
- Phil Foden: 8/5
- Kevin De Bruyne: 6/4
- Ilkay Gundogan: 13/10
- Bernardo Silva: 13/5
- Thorgan Hazard: 13/5
- Marco Reus: 16/5 (SkyBet)
- Jude Bellingham: 9/2
- Emre Can: 9/2
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