CL Match Preview : Manchester City vs Monaco

Manchester City will look to bounce back from their 0-0 draw with Huddersfield in the FA Cup last time out. On home turf, however, City have impressed and are unbeaten in their last six, winning four.

Free scoring Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw with Bastia on Friday evening, yet maintained their three-point lead at the summit of Ligue 1 as PSG dropped points. Away from home, they are unbeaten in seven, winning five, including a 1-1 draw with domestic rivals PSG.

This promises to be one of the ties of the round, with a high scoring affair a possibility.

Team News

Manchester City – Vincent Kompany and Gabriel Jesus are both sidelined for Pep Guardiola’s side, while Gael Clichy will face a late fitness test with the left-back suffering with a back problem.

Yaya Toure has been recalled to City’s Champions League squad and is expected to start alongside Fernandinho, with one of Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sane set to start from the bench.

Sergio Aguero is likely to lead the attack here, while Willy Caballero could keep his place between the sticks.

Monaco – Leonardo Jardim is without the suspended Jemerson for the trip to Manchester, with the doubtful Andrea Raggi in line to partner Kamil Glik in defence.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Guido Carrillo are also doubts, though the former should start.

Boschilia is ruled out due to a knee issue.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Monaco’s last 3 games in UEFA Champions League.

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As at this post Manchester City has 1.61 odd to win the match on Naija and Bet while Monaco’s has 5.66 has odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.37.

How will this Match end?

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