The last time these two teams met was just over a month ago and it was very nearly a shock result. Dortmund made life very hard for Manchester City before going ahead thanks to a Jude Bellingham goal in the 56th minute. It took until the 80th minute for Manchester City to get one back before an 84th minute Erling Haaland goal made it 2-1. What a brilliant finish it took from Erling Haaland as well, an acrobatic volley to finally get his goal in this game. Dortmund will carry plenty of confidence from that performance into this game, knowing this time they will have the yellow wall behind them, and a 5-0 win for them at the weekend will also have them feeling good. Manchester City responded to their loss against Liverpool with a hard-fought win against Brighton. While a disappointing 0-0 draw with FC Copenhagen meant that Manchester City qualified for the knockout rounds yet again, a draw in this match will guarantee Manchester City top spot and a potentially easier draw in the next round of the competition.
Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City Bet Builder Tips
Over 2.5 Goals
Both these teams are very attacking but it must be noted Dortmund’s much more defensive approach in the reverse fixture. Back at home I expect them to be more open and willing to attack, increasing the likelihood of goals at either end of the pitch. Even with the defensive style of Dortmund in the last match between the two there were over 2.5 goals. Dortmund’s league matches have averaged 2.82 goals per match and they will know to beat Manchester City they will likely need more than 1 goal. Manchester City’s league matches have averaged 4.09 goals per game and their attacking prowess is mostly the reason for this. Pep Guardiola will want to confirm top spot for this group so I expect him to start the strongest squad available to him. Even when Dortmund tried to limit City to few chances, City were able to score 2 and the match had over 2.5 goals, so I am backing over 2.5 goals in this match.
Erling Haaland to Score Anytime
Erling Haaland is debatably the best player in the world right now and in this Manchester City team he is unstoppable. He has only gone without a goal in 2 matches so far this season, the second game of the season against Bournemouth and the loss to Liverpool. Against his former club they had claimed they knew how to defend against him in the previous match, but he still managed to find a way to score. He just can’t be stopped this season and continues to smash all records. Despite how much Dortmund focussed on stopping him in the last match, he was still able to get 0.51 xG in the match, for Haaland this is more than enough to get a goal, as he proved, so if they allow him this quality of chances in this match, he will definitely be able to score yet again in this match.
Kevin De Bruyne to Score or Assist
Kevin De Bruyne is also on unbelievable form this season. He has already accumulated 11 assists this season, as well as scoring twice. He has only failed to have at least one goal contribution in just 3 of the matches he has started this season and even grabbed an assist in the last match against Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund have conceded 4 goals so far this season in the Champions League and 3 of them were from crosses. Kevin De Bruyne is up there as one of the best crossers in the world and therefore he is the ideal player for Manchester City to unlock Borussia Dortmund’s defence. With plenty of goals expected in this match, if Manchester City are to score lots of goals, De Bruyne will almost certainly be involved. De Bruyne can’t stop assisting Haaland and if he is to do so again then that will nicely tick off two legs of this bet builder.
Over 3.5 Dortmund Corners
Although Dortmund won just 2 corners in the reverse fixture, they were away from home at one of the hardest stadiums in the world to go to. In this match, they are back at their fortress, the Signal Iduna Park, and will have their world famous crowd roaring them forwards especially in the early stages of the match. As Manchester City find their footing a little in what will be a bouncing atmosphere, Dortmund will start fast and could see them win some early corners. Even as the match goes on, they will be far more in this game while at home than they were in the last match so I expect them to increase their previous corner count. Dortmund have won the most corners of any team in the Bundesliga so far this season, averaging 7 corners per match, at home against Bayern they had 7 corners. The low corner count in the first match seemed to be mainly due to going to such a tough stadium and in this match, I expect Dortmund to hit a higher number of corners again, so I am backing them to have over 3.5 corners in this match.
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