Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Manchester City take a narrow advantage over Borussia Dortmund into the second leg of this Champions League quarter-final clash at the Westfalenstadion. A place in the last four is up for grabs, where either Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain await. 

Where and when: Signal Iduna Park – 14 April, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City: BT Sport

Last time: Marco Reus cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener late in the first leg at the Etihad, but Phil Foden’s last-minute strike handed City a slender 2-1 lead at the midway point of the tie. 

Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City Predictions and Preview

Borussia Dortmund thought they’d managed to soak up most of Manchester City’s pressure to escape with a 1-1 draw and a crucial away goal, before another late show from the Blues handed the advantage back to the Premier League side coming into the return. The question now is whether Pep Guardiola and his players can hold their nerve over in Germany. 

City’s manager has a lot of unwanted baggage when it comes to the knockout rounds of the Champions League. Guardiola’s tactics and team selections have often been called into question in the latter stages of this competition since his all-conquering days at Barcelona, not least in City’s disastrous quarter-final exit against Lyon last season. 

Blues supporters will hope lessons have been learned, with Dortmund representing a very real threat to their quest to lift this famous trophy for the first time. The Bundesliga side may be struggling on the domestic front this season, but they showed in the first leg that they carry a significant goal threat right to the final whistle. 

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Erling Haaland may have fluffed his lines when presented with a sight of goal, but with players of Reus’s quality around, Die Schwarzgelben are a danger across the pitch. Disappointingly for Dortmund though, former City youth player Jadon Sancho looks set to miss this second leg due to injury. 

That doesn’t help the home team’s chances of success, with Edin Terzic’s side the 4/1 underdogs for the win. City will expect to control the ball again like last time, when they enjoyed 62% of possession, and they are the 7/10 favourites to beat Dortmund for the second time in a week. 

The draw is priced at 16/5 in these Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City predictions, taking the visitors through to the semi-finals for the first time since 2016, and only the second time in their history. The Blues are the 1/7 favourites to qualify by any method, with Dortmund 11/2

A 2-1 victory for the home team is the only result after 90 minutes which can take the tie into extra-time with the potential for penalties. That’s a 15/1 shot, but after 27 victories in their 28 fixtures prior to playing Leeds United on Saturday, City will hope to get the job done inside normal time – especially with Dortmund failing to win 15 matches during the same period. 

One to watch for Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland is the top scorer so far in this season’s Champions League with 10 goals in seven appearances. The Norwegian striker is available at 11/2 to open the scoring as part of your Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City tips for this game. 

One to watch for Manchester City: Two of Sergio Aguero’s three goals for the season ahead of the weekend have come in this competition. The Argentine’s City career is coming to a close and he’ll hope to prolong it by scoring here and taking his team through to the next round. Aguero is 9/2 to score first. 

Long shot: If you want Dortmund v City tips with big odds, a scorecast could be the way to go. City are 15/2 to win this game 2-1 like the first leg, rising to 51/1 if they manage to do so from behind with Haaland breaking the deadlock. 

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