Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens are the favorites to lift the Champions League this season, especially with reigning champions Bayern Munich dealing with an injury to their star striker Robert Lewandowski.
Not only are the former EPL title-holders on a blistering run, but they are also on course to deliver an unprecedented quadruple. And for Pep Guardiola, this is a personal mission as well.
There’s been criticism that he has not achieved continental success without the services of Barcelona’s golden generation.
Meanwhile, Der BVB are going through a tough spell. They are struggling in the German top flight, and on top of that rumors are getting strong that their talisman Erling Haaland will be leaving this summer.
And it’s ironic that the Citizens are one of the main contenders to land the Norwegian youngster. On that account, this game could be considered an audition for Haaland.
However, Pep needs to be cautious. Many a times, he has been eliminated from the CL despite being favorites, and that too because he tried to overcomplicate things.
The right course for the English titans would be to play their natural game, and should they do so, we are in line for a Manchester City victory.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Interestingly, Edin Terzic’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival.
- Still, they are on a five-fixture losing streak against EPL clubs.
- Meanwhile, the Citizens had won ten of the last eleven clashes against German rivals.
They had scored a total of 14 goals from the previous four such encounters.