Manchester City will host Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday for the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Manchester City entered this game after a 2-0 win over Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City yesterday in the English Premier League. Goals from French left-back Benjamin Mendy and Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus in the second half secured victory at Manchester City for Pep Guardiola.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other hand, lost 2-1 to Adi Hutter’s Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday at the Westfalenstadion. A home goal from left-back Nico Schulz and a goal from Portuguese striker Andre Silva secured victory for Eintracht Frankfurt. Experienced center-back Mats Hummels scored the consolation goal for Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund head to head
In two clashes between the two teams, Borussia Dortmund won a match and drew.
The two clubs last met in 2012, with Borussia Dortmund beating Manchester City 1-0. A second-half goal from German striker Julian Schieber, now at Augsburg, sealed the deal for Borussia Dortmund.
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Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund team news
Manchester City have no known injury issues and manager Pep Guardiola should be given the choice between a fully fit squad.
Meanwhile, interim Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic will be unable to enlist the services of veteran left-back Marcel Schmelzer, French center-back Dan-Axel Zagadou, Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel, of young striker Youssoufa Moukoko and of England striker Jadon Sancho, all of whom are nursing injuries.
Injured: Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, Jadon Sancho, Youssoufa Moukoko
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund XI predicted
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 XI predicts (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
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund prediction
Manchester City sit at the top of the Premier League table and have won four of their last five league games. They are 17 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United who have two games in hand.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, are 5th in the Bundesliga table. Qualification for next season’s Champions League remains a major doubt, and the club could lose star players like Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho. Haaland, in particular, has recently been closely linked with Manchester City.
Manchester City are in great shape and will be the favorites to win this game.
Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
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