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

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

This article covers Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City betting preview.

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

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City: Match details

Match: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: February 24, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, February 24, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Puskás Aréna

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

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan has to leave the pitch with an injury before being substituted during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday February 13, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Images via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-3 Manchester City

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With all the adulation that has come Marco Rose’s way, his Gladbach-side is in a real turbulent period at the minute. Coming into the Champions League knockout stage without a win in four in the Bundesliga, this is the worst time to clash with Manchester City who seems legitimately unstoppable on the domestic front. Gladbach does have a habit of turning up against bigger opposition, but you’d still bet on City blitzing them in the first leg given the comparisons of late.

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Winning Margin: Manchester City +2

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When City are on it, they truly are on it. Though they only beat Arsenal 1-0 at the weekend, they rarely elevate their game if they don’t have to. A fully-fit and prepared City could – and probably should – pose a massive threat to Gladbach. Rose’s men do have ability in their own right, and their appearance in the Champions League is no fluke, but current domestic struggles could really bite them here.

Result/Both Teams to Score: Manchester City – Yes

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Going back to the overall betting prediction, there are a lot of variables at play with this matchup. Gladbach’s best performances in recent memory were their 4-2 and 3-2 wins against both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively. Die Borussen has plenty of goal-scoring potential in the team, especially through the likes of Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram, and Lars Stindl. However, with the way City have performed at the back during their incredible run of form, coupled with their near-unmatched ability to dominate the ball and drown out any chance their opposition have to find, their footing is hard to bet against at the minute.

 

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City: What are the betting odds?

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

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC form
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund - 0:1
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RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach - 3:2
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs FSV Mainz - 1:2
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VfL Wolfsburg vs Borussia Monchengladbach - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Manchester City FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - 4:1
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Manchester City FC vs West Ham United FC - 2:1
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Arsenal FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:1
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Everton FC vs Manchester City FC - 1:3
Last 5 games for Borussia Monchengladbach
March 2, 2021 DFB Pokal 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 - 1 Borussia Dortmund
February 27, 2021 Bundesliga 20/21 RB Leipzig 3 - 2 Borussia Monchengladbach
February 24, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
February 20, 2021 Bundesliga 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 1 - 2 FSV Mainz
February 14, 2021 Bundesliga 20/21 VfL Wolfsburg 0 - 0 Borussia Monchengladbach
Last 5 games for Manchester City FC
March 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 4 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
February 27, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester City FC 2 - 1 West Ham United FC
February 24, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
February 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 1 Manchester City FC
February 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Everton FC 1 - 3 Manchester City FC
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC UEFA Champions League 20/21 form
Borussia Monchengladbach Manchester City FC
7 Matches played 7
2 Matches won 6
64 Goal attempts 93
28 Shots on goal 47
23 Shots off goal 27
17 Corner kicks 38
44% Average ball possession 60%
13 Shots blocked 19
11 Cards given 10
77 Free kicks 62
12 Offsides 14
1 Shots on post 0
3 Shots on bar 1
13 Goals by foot 14
2 Goals by head 1
16 Goals scored 15
11 Goals conceded 1
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Borussia Monchengladbach Manchester City FC
5 Matches 5
3 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 3
4 Total Goals 13
0.8 Average Goals Scored 2.6
0 Wins 4
4 Losses 0
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City FC
February 24, 2021 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
November 23, 2016 UEFA Champions League 16/17 Borussia Monchengladbach 1 - 1 Manchester City FC
September 14, 2016 UEFA Champions League 16/17 Manchester City FC 4 - 0 Borussia Monchengladbach
December 8, 2015 UEFA Champions League 15/16 Manchester City FC 4 - 2 Borussia Monchengladbach
September 30, 2015 UEFA Champions League 15/16 Borussia Monchengladbach 1 - 2 Manchester City FC


 

Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Manchester City: Match preview

Things are not exactly Rose-y at Borussia Park currently for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Though Marco Rose has confirmed his departure from the club for Borussia Dortmund in the summer, the highly-touted manager – still committed to the club’s cause for the rest of the season – has the ability to keep Die Fohlen in greener pastures. But it has not come to pass in that manner of late. Despite credible results against both Dortmund and Bayern in January, Gladbach is now in the midst of a winless run in their last four (0-2-2).

It should be noted that two of their last four fixtures were draws against teams ahead of them at the minute (Union Berlin, and VfL Wolfsburg), but unexpected and perhaps inexcusable losses suffered against 1.FC Köln and 1.FSV Mainz 05 are an indication that all is not entirely well at the minute. Now nine points adrift of Eintracht Frankfurt (4th), a turn in fortunes is necessary if the club is to go into a tricky week that includes City and a trip to RB Leipzig at the weekend and not see themselves likely out of Europe and perhaps even further down the Bundesliga table.

Their Champions League campaign was an impressive one during group stage play, though. They were made to sweat on the final day after losing on matchday five and six, but getting out of a group comprised of Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Inter Milan should be lauded appropriately. In that period, Gladbach beat Shakhtar by a combined 10-0 scoreline (6-0, 4-0), accounting for the only two losses the Ukrainian side suffered. Gladbach is capable on their day, and coming through what is probably the group of death demonstrates that. The likes of Stindl, Thuram, Plea, Ramy Bensebaini, a revitalized Jonas Hofmann, and the gifted Florian Neuhaus – though linked with massive clubs around the continent – constitutes a core of players that can hurt you if you let them. Die Fohlen do have a chance to surprise, but much of that may depend on City more so than themselves.

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

Moenchengladbach’s German midfielder Florian Neuhaus (L) celebrates the 1-1 goal scoring with his team-mate Moenchengladbach’s German forward Patrick Herrmann during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1 FC Cologne in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on February 6, 2021. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / various sources / AFP)

Quadruple-chasing Manchester City must not be their own worst enemy

There really is not much more to say about Manchester City that has not already been covered through a myriad of mediums. Fifty goals scored in the Premier League this term, while only allowing fifteen through twenty-five matches, and currently sitting unbeaten in twenty-five across all competitions. Not since late November have City tasted defeat, and the last time they were blanked on the scoresheet was the Manchester derby back in mid-December. Though they have lost this term on a handful of occasions, there are some that toy with the idea of labeling them arguably one of the best sides in the history of the Premier League, rightly or wrongly.

On the cards for City down the road is a League Cup final against Tottenham, an FA cup quarterfinal against Everton, and they sit rather comfortably atop the Premier League table with a ten-point cushion on Manchester United. A quadruple is very much a possibility for Pep Guardiola and his Citizens this season, but when it comes to the Champions League, City has continuously fallen well-short of the mark since they began taking the footballing world by storm under Emirati-ownership. In their ten seasons (prior to this one) in the Champions League during the clubs’ history, City has only reached the quarterfinals or better in four of them; 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, and 2015/16. It’s been five years since their only semi-final appearance, perpetrated by Manuel Pellegrini in 2015-16. It is fair to say that despite ownership, level of investment, and the current manager in charge, the fact that City has yet to lift a Champions League trophy is a failure when stacked up against what the club aspires to truly be.

Many should remember that for all his dominance of the Bundesliga during his time in Bavaria, Pep never lifted the trophy with Bayern either; a club whose singular focus is to be the most dominant side on the continent; similar to what City are truly aiming for. But his success at Barcelona will certainly be looked at fondly by the City faithful in terms of what can be possible under one of the greatest tactical minds of a generation if not two. There are some that think that even more big-time experience is needed at City if they are to truly conquer Europe. With links to interest in Lionel Messi – who could still leave Barcelona – comes with the premise that legendary Argentina could be the player with the requisite pedigree to get them over the line in the competition.

But in their hunt for the biggest trophy in European club football, City must not be their own worst enemy. For all their dominance on the domestic front, Pep Guardiola sides have been guilty of switching off when they’re the clear favorite. Despite the gulf in class when compared to Gladbach, the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit still need to be taken seriously over two legs; similar respect should be shown to them as if they were the likes of PSG, Real Madrid, or Juventus et al. With the current form they are indeed in, few would be shocked if they made their way to their first Champions League (or equivalent) final in the clubs’ history. That run has to start the right way against Gladbach.

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Ilkay Guendogan of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on February 07, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK 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 Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)


 

Borussia Mönchengladbach team news vs Manchester City

No selection issues exist for Marco Rose in the run-up to Gladbach’s date with Manchester City.

Questions will however surround the nature of the approach Die Fohlen may take; either a three at the back deployment to try to nullify City, or a 4-2-3-1 and look to assert themselves more.

 

Manchester City team news vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

Pep Guardiola can breathe a sigh of relief as his only remaining player unavailable through injury is Nathan Aké. Other than that concern, City should be fielding their best-possible XI.

Gabriel Jesus did not start against Arsenal at the weekend, so the Brazilian international could be in-line to lead the line against Gladbach.


 

Predicted Borussia Mönchengladbach line-up vs Manchester City

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

 

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs Borussia Mönchengladbach

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

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