Tip Borussia Dortmund - Manchester City
Borussia Dortmund warmed up for their return leg Champions League clash at home to Manchester City with a 3-2 win over Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Saturday. They will be hoping for a more comfortable win on Wednesday as they look to overturn a 2-1 loss in the first leg in England. That will call for a better defensive performance, after conceding two in each of the last four matches, though they’ve scored in 39 straight matches ahead of this. The team has managed one clean sheet in the last seven matches, conceding eight in the last five but scoring nine. Dortmund’s key forward Erling Haaland hasn’t scored in the last three matches, but he has two assists in the last two. They head here with a good home run, having lost just once in the last nine but winning five and keeping three clean sheets. In the last eight Champions League matches, Dortmund have one loss and five wins; they’ve gone winless in the last two and conceded two in each of the last three. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in five straight Champions League matches but at home, they are unbeaten in eight, winning five.
Manchester City will need just a draw to advance but in Dortmund’s form at home, the Premier League giants will need a better performance than in the 2-1 loss to Leeds United on Saturday. City dominated the game but failed to break a Leeds side forced to play the entire second half a man down. In the end, they’ve conceded three goals in two matches and here they meet a good attacking Dortmund side needing just a 1-0 win. That loss was City’s second in 36 matches and they have only four clean sheets in the last 10 matches. One man they’ll really bank on here is Kevin De Bruyne, who has been the best performer at the team in recent times. He is the most consistent scorer with three goals in the last five matches. Each of the other six of nine goals scored in the last five matches have had different scorers. City carry to this game a fine away run, having won each of the last 15 and are unbeaten in 18. They have eight wins in their nine Champions League matches this season and have conceded just two goals all through. Away from home in the competition, they’re unbeaten in eight, and with four straight clean sheets.
Key points Borussia Dortmund - Manchester City
Manchester City are unbeaten in 18 away matches.
Manchester City have four clean sheets in their last 10 matches.
Borussia Dortmund have scored in each of their last 39 matches.
Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in eight home matches in the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund have one clean sheet in their last seven matches.
Conclusion Borussia Dortmund - Manchester City
A major concern for Borussia Dortmund heading to this game will be their defence. They are great in attack but face an equally good attacking side and the defending may let them down. City are coming from a loss and take on a side that’s really good at home. We are likely to see goals on both sides, which may push this clash to extra time. In Dortmund’s home form in the Champions League back them for a win here.
Borussia Dortmund Manchester City Prediction published on April 13, 2021