Competition: Champions League
Market: Manchester City win
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Looking to pick up an early advantage on Wednesday night, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach will face off at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest this week.
Starting with what are the temporary hosts in midweek, Borussia Monchengladbach know that they certainly face a stern test on Wednesday night. Coming up against the Champions League favourites out in Budapest, Marco Rose’s side have shown a host of inconsistencies over the past month. With it announced that their Head Coach will be making the move to Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, the Colts were last seen over the weekend when putting in another worrying display. Failing to pick up any momentum ahead of their European showdown in midweek, Gladbach were hit with a shock 2-1 defeat against Mainz on home soil. Despite picking up what looks like just a minor DFP Pokal bounce against Stuttgart when opening February, Rose’s side have managed to win just one of their last four straight Bundesliga contests.
As for the visitors, while Gladbach might be in the midst of a sluggish patch, the mood in Manchester City’s camp is at a red-hot high. Managing to once again extend their buffer at the top of the Premier League table to double digits over the weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side landed a 1-0 victory away at Arsenal and they have shocked many across Europe. With what would be a famous treble-winning season at the top of their agenda, the former Bayern Munich boss finds his squad enjoying a remarkable 18-match winning run across all formats. Really bouncing back from that 2-0 defeat away at Tottenham all the way back in November, it should also be highlighted that the Premier League high-flyers are unbeaten in each of their last 25 straight appearances across all competitions. With Raheem Sterling enjoying his own individual purple patch in front of goal, we’re backing City to pick up an early advantage in midweek.
Bet: Manchester City 1/2 to beat Borussia Monchengladbach in Wednesday’s Champions League tie @ 888sport