Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League clash in Germany. Man City take a slender lead to Dortmund for the quarter-final second-leg. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals
Over 2.5 goals were scored and both teams notched in each of Dortmund’s last four matches.
Over 2.5 goals were scored and both teams registered in each of Dortmund’s last four Champions League fixtures.
Man City have won 27 of their last 29 games in all competitions.
Dortmund have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven matches.
Dortmund in a good position
Armed with an away goal and a glut of confidence from an excellent first-leg display at the Etihad Stadium last week, Borussia Dortmund should be ready to go toe-to-toe with Man City in what promises to be a gripping return fixture at Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund have struggled domestically this season, and as a result, many had expected a more impressive City side to sweep the Germans aside in Manchester, however, Edin Terzić’s charges gave as good as they got against the Premier League giants and our 11/1 Dortmund vs Man City bet builder hints at another enthralling contest.
Had Jude Bellingham’s goal not been controversially chalked off, Dortmund might have even left England with a first-leg lead, though their slender 2-1 first-leg defeat still gives them plenty to work with in the tie’s second fixture on Wednesday.
City should be fresh
With the Premier League title all but secured, Pep Guardiola chose to rest a raft of key first team players against Leeds on Saturday, and though his decision backfired in terms of the result, City’s stars should be well rested for their trip to Dortmund.
Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri and Ruben Dias were among the big names kept in reserve by Guardiola in City’s 2-1 loss at home to Leeds, though all six players should be restored to the XI for Wednesday’s crucial Champions League encounter.
Expect goals in Germany
Borussia Dortmund only have one gear, and the Die Schwarzgelben will attack from the off on Wednesday evening in their attempts to grab the goal that would put them into the overall lead in the tie.
Erling Haaland – who had a relatively quiet first-leg by his standards- will be extra determined to put on a show for one of his potential summer suitors, and with the prolific Norwegian leading the line, Dortmund are expect to notch at least once.
City have a greater spread of quality across their team however, and the Citizens can produce match-defining moments from all over the pitch. Dortmund’s search for goals should create spaces for Guardiola’s side to exploit at the opposite end, and plenty of drama is anticipated in both penalty areas as a result.
Wednesday’s game promises to have viewers on the edge of their seats, and bettors are advised to stick to the goals markets with that in mind. The over 2.5 goals and both teams to score combination is a hugely attractive option at the prices quoted, while our 3-2 correct score prediction tips City to eventually outgun their attack-minded hosts in Germany.
Dortmund have conceded at least two goals in six of their last seven assignments, and with their rearguard looking more ramshackle than rock-solid, they should struggle to keep a free-scoring City outfit at bay.