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Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips

This article covers Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Borussia Dortmund 4/1

o – Draw 16/5

o – Manchester City 8/13

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

 

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: April 14, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, April 14, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 06: Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Champions League match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund at the Manchester City Football Academy on April 06, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Manchester City

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After a 2-1 loss away at the Etihad last week, Borussia Dortmund and boss Edin Terzić remain in the hunt for an unexpected Champions League semi-final birth on the back of a domestic season that has been well off the mark of expectations.

Clashing with Manchester City who, on form, is one of the best sides in Europe bar Bayern Munich, is never an easy task but Die Schwarzgelben left themselves an avenue to progress through after they stayed close enough on the scorecards to potentially win it in the next round. They will be without quite a few key players, however, including Jadon Sancho, against a nearly full-strength City.

As much as another Champions League upset this week would suit the neutral, it is hard to look past Pep Guardiola’s outfit who can probably make the argument that now, with Bayern eliminated, it is arguably their tournament to lose. A draw would suit City and that could be the end result here as it is difficult to envisage Dortmund beating them in an out-and-out slugfest.

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Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw – Yes

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The result from the first leg could have very easily been a draw if not for a Jude Bellingham goal being incorrectly pulled back after another farcical use – or lack thereof – of the VAR system. Though Manchester City dominated possession as expected, Borussia Dortmund did generate chances at the Etihad and much of the same could be expected at Signal Iduna Park for the second instalment. Dortmund may have to be a bit more open as going 1-0 down on the night would likely spell disaster, and finding the first goal would put them in command of the tie overall, but a scoring draw is a pretty solid value bet at 15/4.

 

To Score First: Erling Haaland

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This will end up being an intriguing tactical battle. Manchester City is likely to want to put the tie to bed as early as possible and is sure to want to keep as much possession as they can, but there is an avenue for Borussia Dortmund to hit City on the break, even without Jadon Sancho. Erling Haaland continues to prove time and again just how good he is despite his age, and that includes a facet of his game that many often forget he possesses given his size; pace. If the big Norwegian centre-forward can get in behind the City backline, he is often a freight train that cannot be slowed down, and him bagging the opener on the night via a counter-attacking scenario is a possibility.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City form
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bologna FC - 3:0
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Borussia Dortmund vs Athletic Bilbao - 0:2
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Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Bochum - 1:3
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FC Giessen 1927 Teutonia 1900 VfB vs Borussia Dortmund - 0:2
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen - 3:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City vs Blackpool - 4:1
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Manchester City vs Barnsley - 4:0
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Manchester City vs Preston North End - 2:0
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Manchester City vs Chelsea FC - 0:1
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Manchester City vs Everton FC - 5:0
Last 5 games for Borussia Dortmund
July 30, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Borussia Dortmund 3 - 0 Bologna FC
July 24, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Borussia Dortmund 0 - 2 Athletic Bilbao
July 17, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Borussia Dortmund 1 - 3 VfL Bochum
July 13, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 FC Giessen 1927 Teutonia 1900 VfB 0 - 2 Borussia Dortmund
May 22, 2021 Bundesliga 20/21 Borussia Dortmund 3 - 1 Bayer Leverkusen
Last 5 games for Manchester City
August 3, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Manchester City 4 - 1 Blackpool
July 31, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Manchester City 4 - 0 Barnsley
July 27, 2021 Club Friendly Games 2021 Manchester City 2 - 0 Preston North End
May 29, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City 0 - 1 Chelsea FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City 5 - 0 Everton FC
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League 20/21 form
Borussia Dortmund Manchester City
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Borussia Dortmund Manchester City
7 Matches 7
4 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 4
14 Total Goals 13
2 Average Goals Scored 1.86
3 Wins 2
2 Losses 3
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City
April 14, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Manchester City
April 6, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Manchester City 2 - 1 Borussia Dortmund
July 21, 2018 Int. Champions Cup 2018 Manchester City 0 - 1 Borussia Dortmund
July 28, 2016 Int. Champions Cup 2016 Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Manchester City
December 4, 2012 Champions League 12/13 Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Manchester City

 

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City: Match preview

Borussia Dortmund is within touching distance of a second-leg reversal and another appearance in the semi-finals of the Champions League. The ramifications of Wednesday night at Signal Iduna Park extend far beyond just the optics of the current campaign, which has been – in all truth – a poor one on the domestic front in the Bundesliga. Currently sitting in 5th and seven points adrift of Eintracht Frankfurt, it all but guaranteed that the only way the Ruhr valley outfit see Europe’s top club competition next term is if they go out and win it this season beyond the odds.

Without the services of Jadon Sancho, the focus will be even more pointed to Norwegian wunderkind Erling Haaland. The current leading goalscorer in the Champions League this season (10), the young talisman has the capability of putting Dortmund on his shoulders and firing them into the semi-finals. More ironically, to do so will almost certainly raise his stock amongst the elite clubs in Europe…including opponents Manchester City, who are one of a handful of giants across the continent that are sure to begin scrapping for his services come the summer. This one fact alone makes Wednesday night that much more important for Dortmund.

If Michel Zorc and Hans-Joachim Watzke are put into a corner and forced to sell their prized center-forward this summer, then reaching the semi-finals and beyond of the back of his influence tackles a few key questions. Not only would Haaland’s stock – and price tag – rise even further and thus guaranteeing Dortmund maximum financial restitution to help incoming boss Marco Rose get the club back on track, but getting into a position where winning the tournament becomes a realistic option rather than a pipe dream could well help the club stave off a potential period of regression on and off the pitch.

Unfortunately for Die Schwarzgelben, they have yet to reach the status of being a club that can hold on to their best and brightest assets, especially young players. Much like Haaland, it is expected that Sancho will be leaving the club sooner rather than later as well, but in the case of Haaland, there could not be a better legacy to leave at the club than helping them make a serious run – and maybe win – the Champions League in what could well be his final season along the Ruhr.

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

DORTMUND, GERMANY – MARCH 09: Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla FC at Signal Iduna Park on March 09, 2021 in Dortmund, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s legacy at Manchester City not complete without Champions League win

“After 27 victories in 29 games if I don’t trust the players we have a big problem. I would be crazy. Tomorrow we can win or lose. What we have done so far we deserve to be where we are now. We know if we win we go through or lose we are out.” – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is 90-minutes away from guiding Manchester City to just their second appearance in the semi-finals of the Champions League and their first under his command. He would be following in the footsteps of Manuel Pellegrini who took the club to the same level back in 2015-16. But for all the dominance City has enjoyed in the Premier League, the best manager of his generation has yet to replicate what he achieved with Barcelona.

At current, Guardiola is very much in danger of writing a legacy at the Etihad that is similar to the one he left in Bavaria at the Allianz Arena. Bayern Munich is and likely always will be a behemoth in the global game, but the Catalan headmaster was unable to wield the sword of Säbener Strasse effectively enough to achieve what Hansi Flick did after successors Carlo Ancelotti and Niko Kovač never made the grade overall. With City’s ambitions to be one of the true elite in the game, the stars aligned when Guardiola left his time in Germany and took on the responsibility of propelling City to the top.

The job is nowhere near close to finished against Dortmund, a side that remains capable of beating City on every given night and that sentiment certainly featured in comments of his in the run-up to proceedings on Wednesday evening. Despite the absence of Jadon Sancho, Dortmund still gave City a few big headaches in the first leg and could have come away with something at the end of the first 90-minutes. That same prospect remains, but as Guardiola eluded to, City have not gotten to where they are on all fronts this season both foreign and domestic on the back of a lack of trust from the manager with his players.

No matter what tactical scheme Guardiola calls upon in the second leg, or where he decides to utilise the full range of his personnel options on the pitch, it is and has always been clear that he makes decisions through the lens of faith in what his players can do. An example of that could well be Bernardo Silva being utilized as a false 9 once more, something also seen from both Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling at times this season as well. With City, you never know what matchday XI you could be facing, but you can rest assured that Guardiola’s ability to squeeze so much from what he has on offer that in the wake of Bayern’s exit at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, that the former Barcelona and Spanish international midfielder will view this as Manchester City’s – hopeful – time in the sun.

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


 

Borussia Dortmund team news vs Manchester City

Edin Terzić will face the tough task of revering Borussia Dortmund’s first-leg loss to Manchester City with considerable selection issues.

The interim Dortmund boss is sure to be without Jadon Sancho, Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, and Youssoufa Moukoko.

Doubts also surround the availability of both Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, as the pair face late assessments.

Manchester City team news vs Borussia Dortmund

Pep Guardiola will be counting his lucky stars as the Manchester City boss has a nearly fully fit squad to select from as City presses for a semi-final birth for just the second time in its history, and a first under the Catalan headmaster.

Sergio Agüero is once again unavailable through injury, and though Aymeric Laporte is listed as a doubt, there is a chance the Frenchman will be available for selection.


 

Predicted Borussia Dortmund line-up vs Manchester City

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Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Borussia Dortmund

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City?
19:00, Wednesday 14 April 2021
What is the prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City?
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Manchester City
What are the Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City betting odds?
Borussia Dortmund 4/1, Draw 16/5, Manchester City 8/13