Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Borrussia Dortmund will try to overtake Man City in top position in Group G when the two sides take on each other at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening. The Yellow-Blacks are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, but beating the star-studded Citizens is easier said than done. All Meunier, Reus, Morey Bauza, Dahoud, and Bynoe-Gittens missed the 5-0 crushing of Stuttgart, and they are unlikely to feature against Man City.
Pep Guardiola’s men, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-1 win over Brighton where Erling Haaland scored a brace, and we are positive that the Norway superstar will make life difficult for his former teammates. Given Man City’s attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option must be considered. Both Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden return to the starting XI, while Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Marco Reus):
Marco Reus is a German football player who was born on 31 May, 1989. The pacey attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, started his senior career at Rot Weiss Ahlen and it has to be noted that he made 43 league appearances for the club in lower leagues.
In 2009 he signed a four-year contract with Borussia M’gladbach and he scored his first Bundesliga goal against Mainz on 28 August, 2009. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign, he joined Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. He has been playing for the Millionaires ever since and he represents Germany on the international stage as well.
However, he was more than unfortunate to miss the 2014 FIFA World Cup with injury when Joachim Low’s team lifted the prestigious trophy. To make things even worse for Marco Reus, he was forced to withdraw from the Germany Euro 2016 squad as well (injury). The German ace has a contract with Borussia Dortmund which expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.