CL Match Preview : Borussia M.Gladbach vs Manchester City

Manchester City kept their aim of finishing top of the group alive after beating Barcelona last time out, but they still need Luis Enrique’s side to slip up in order to overturn the current two-point gap and that isn’t likely.

After a run of six matches without a win, City are now unbeaten in four and have won three of those. Defending is still an issue for City, who have only managed one clean sheet in their last 12 matches in all competitions.

Gladbach, meanwhile, have only won three of their last 12 competitive matches and are winless in their last four. One win in their last six home matches is also not a great record ahead of the reception of City, who beat them 4-0 in the reverse fixture back in September.

With Gladbach back to full strength you cannot underestimate the German side. Pep Guardiola has also struggled against Andre Schubert in the past to add to what should be an interesting tie, but City should come out on top in the end.

Team News

Borussia M.Gladbach – Gladbach will be without Julian Korb after he was sent off in their 1-1 draw with Celtic in their last Champions League outing.

Andre Schubert has welcomed back a number of key players in recent weeks but their results haven’t improved, although they were unfortunate not to win against Cologne at the weekend.

Christoph Kramer missed the 2-1 defeat at home to Cologne through suspension but will return to the starting XI here.

Andreas Christensen is the latest player to return after making his first appearance in over a month at the weekend. They are still without Mamadou Doucouré, Marvin Schulz, Josip Drmic, Álvaro Domínguez through injury, but are basically back to full strength.

Manchester City – Claudio Bravo returns to the starting XI after missing their 3-1 win over Barcelona through suspension last time out in the Champions League.

Yaya Toure sensationally made his first league appearance of the season at the weekend and capped his return with a brace, but he will not feature here as he was not included in their Champions League squad.

John Stones and Ilkay Gündogan returned from the international break tired and did not feature against Crystal Palace at the weekend but both should return to the starting XI on Wednesday. David Silva should also be promoted back to the team after coming off the bench in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Vincent Kompany has been sidelined for a few weeks after suffering a knee problem.

Match Facts

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

Man City have won their last 3 matches against Borussia M.Gladbach in all competitions.

Borussia M.Gladbach have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Man City in all competitions.

Borussia M.Gladbach have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Man City in all competitions.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Borussia M.Gladbach has 4.76 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Manchester City has 1.75 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.07.

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