Manchester City vs Bayern: predictions and betting tips on the Champions League match on April 11, 2
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On April 11, Etihad Stadium (Manchester) will host the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League, in which Manchester City will compete with Bayern. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team has been playing under the rule of Pep Guardiola for several years. It is reasonable to say about the Catalan specialist that he turned the most competitive football, the English one, into a niche for his wards’ dominance. Still, to be honest, the amount of money he spends on the newcomers is omitted, as well as the fact that the competitors periodically are able to take the first place in the Premier League. That’s what Liverpool did a couple of years ago, and Arsenal is still dominating in the current season. Nevertheless, the fix idea for “the Sky Blues” is to get the Champions League trophy. They reached the final only once, but even there the team, being the favourite of the battle, was defeated by Chelsea. Playing better and leading the match, the British grandee lost to Real Madrid in 2022. The current season brought an indistinct 1-1 draw in the first match of the 1/8 finals against RB Leipzig. And only then the opponent was smashed at the home arena.
The club had a different mentor, Nagelsmann, some 2-3 weeks ago. He certainly did not become a worthy successor for Flick, and it is reasonable to mention that the dismissal of the young coach less than two years after he had been lured away from Leipzig did not surprise anyone. “The Record Masters” disgraced themselves in the DFB Pokal and the Champions League in the first season of the higher mentioned coach, and according to the March standings of the current season they were the second in the Bundesliga. To get ahead of Borussia Dortmund, the management called the ex-mentor of “the Bumblebees”, Tuchel. And he did beat “the Black and Yellows” with a 4-2 score in his debut match! After that there was a struggle with Freiburg. Moreover, the team lost to it in the DFB Pokal and left the tournament. At the same time, having won in the Bundesliga, it retained their leadership. But how will “the Star of the South” perform in the Champions League? That was the tournament where Julian had succeeded: a confidently won group, where there were Barcelona (well, this is like a habit, which is not influenced by Lewandowski’s side) and Inter. Two more victories, 1-0 and 2-0, were taken in the battle with PSG at the 1/8 final stage.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
In 2011-2014, the giants have met each other three times in the Champions League. Still, that was at the group stages – there was no surprise that they exchanged victories there.
Bookmakers consider Manchester City to be the favourite of the following battle. Thus, the duel will be spectacular, and we bet on “total: over 2.5” (odd: 1.71).
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