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UCL Match Preview : Monaco vs Manchester City

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Monaco fell to a 5-3 loss in Manchester in the reverse leg, but with three away goals to their name, will be confident of overturning the deficit. The French side come into the clash in good form having won their last four competitive outings.

Manchester City are now unbeaten in their last 11 competitive showings, winning eight. A 2-0 win at Middlesbrough secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup, though the trip to Monaco will be a tough proposition for Pep Guardiola’s side.

After a hugely entertaining affair at the Etihad Stadium, a similar match-up could be on the cards. Naija and Bet

Team News

Monaco – Kamil Glik is suspended for the hosts, though Jemerson is available and should start alongside Andrea Raggi.

Boschilia and Guido Carrillo are both ruled out for Monaco, who are otherwise at full strength.

Joao Moutinho is pushing for a start, though may be forced to start on the bench, with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho currently Leonardo Jardim’s first choice midfield pairing.

Manchester City – Vincent Kompany is a fitness doubt for Manchester City, while Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are ruled out for the visitors.

Pep Guardiola could deploy a more defensive formation, with Kevin De Bruyne possibly dropping to the bench with Fernandinho partnering Yaya Toure in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Monaco’s last 4 Champions League games.

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NaijaBet.com

As at this post Monaco has 2.56 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester City has 2.58 odd to win the match also,while the odd to draw the match is 4.01.

Who wins?

 

UCL Match Preview : Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Borussia Dortmund were unfortuante to lose the reverse leg 1-0 in Lisbon but should fancy their chances of overturning the tie on home soil on Wednesday.

They warmed up with a thumping 6-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen at the weekend and haven’t lost a competitive game at home all season.

Benfica have won each of their last seven competitive matches but four of their five defeats this season have come on the road. Their overall away record against German clubs is W2 D6 L14.

Team News

Borussia Dortmund – Sven Bender and Sebastian Rode haven’t featured in 2017, while Marco Reus will miss the reverse leg with a hamstring injury. Mario Gotze is also sidelined indefinitely.

Raphaël Guerreiro and Marcel Schmelzer are a booking away from a ban in UEFA competition.

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