Prediction and odds for the game: Dortmund (4/1) vs Manchester City (8/13)
We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 1/2
When: Tuesday, 25 October 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: Signal Iduna Park
On Tuesday night, Dortmund hosts Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park in the team’s penultimate game in Group G of the Champions League.
BVB head into this game on the back of a morale-boosting 5-0 home win over Stuttgart last time out in the Bundesliga. In truth, though, Dortmund’s form this season has been inconsistent in the German top-flight and, to a lesser extent, the Champions League too.
Edin Terzic’s team has picked up seven points from their four outings in the Champions League this season. They currently sit in second place in Group G, five points ahead of third-place Sevilla, which means they are in a strong position to qualify for the last 16 of the competition.
Dortmund’s recent record of three wins in their previous eight games in the Champions League doesn’t really bode that well for a home win. BVB has also won just three of their last eight home matches in European football’s elite competition.
Pep Guardiola’s team recorded another relatively comfortable victory in the Premier League at the weekend, as they saw off Brighton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, with former Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scoring another brace. The Norwegian international has now scored 22 goals for City since his summer switch from BVB, including five in three Champions League appearances this season.
Pep Guardiola’s team has already sealed passage to the last 16 after taking ten points from their opening four games in Group G. A draw in this clash would see the Citizens win the group, regardless of the results in gameweek six.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester City have been difficult to beat of late in the Champions League, as they have lost just once in their last ten games in European football’s elite competition. The only defeat came in the extraordinary semi-final 3-1 extra-time defeat to eventual European champions Real Madrid last season.
While the English champions are famed for their attacking football, City has conceded just one goal in the Champions League this season. The one goal came in the reverse fixture, in which the Citizens recorded a 2-1 win.
City has won the last three meetings with Dortmund, scoring two goals in each victory.
Dortmund will be in confident mood after the good result last time out. However, Manchester City seem to keep winning. The Citizens rested some key players against Brighton, and we can see City coming out on top.
The other bet we are backing is for over 2.5 goals to be scored, as both teams are strong in front of goal, and their recent meetings have been relatively high-scoring.
Our Tips: We are backing over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 1/2 and/or the Manchester City win at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Who will come out on top at Signal Iduna Park?