Monchengladbach vs Man City Predictions and Betting Tips
The Puskas Arena is the stage for the second last 16 UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday as Monchengladbach host Man City in the first leg. The City bandwagon has looked unbeatable in the past few months. Can a struggling Monchengladbach side hand Guardiola his first loss in quite some time? Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Both sides were pitted together in the same group back in the 2015/16 campaign, as well as the 2014/15 campaign. City won three of those games with the final one ending in a stalemate. Will Guardiola's troops manage to continue their impressive run of form this Wednesday?
Monchengladbach struggling for form
Monchengladbach currently sits in 8th place after 22 league games played. Although they're near the Europa League spots, it doesn't look like they can challenge for it given their current form. With no wins in four league games, it is obvious that things haven't been going smoothly in the Monchengladbach camp. They lost to 17th placed Mainz last time out as the relegation-threatened side recorded a very vital win.
Premier League leaders shift their attention to Europe
Man City extended their winning run to eighteen wins in all competitions following that hard-fought 1-0 win against Arsenal. This victory took them 10 points clear of Manchester United as the league is now looking like their to lose. However, Guardiola will certainly want to win his first champions league since his triumph with Barcelona at Wembley. Taking a look at how his boys are playing, one would say they can go all the way. Will they manage to do exactly that this year following knockout disappointments in recent times?
Monchengladbach vs Man City Team News
Both sides only have one injured player each in Breel Embolo and Nathan Ake.
Monchengladbach possible starting XI:
Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini; Kramer, Neuhaus, Zakaria; Plea, Embolo, Hofmann
Man City possible starting XI:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, Gundogan; Foden, De Bruyne, Sterling
Monchengladbach vs Man City Prediction: 0-2
This game is set o be played at the Puskas Arena given COVID-19 complications in Germany. As such, the home side will be without home advantage and given their current form, we don't see anything other than a City victory.