Match date: 23 Nov 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: over 2.5
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
Gladbach still have a chance to reach Champions league knockout stage, they are in pretty bad form at this moment and i'm not so sure that can achieve that, tonight are welcoming Manchester City in 5th round and it will be really hard to avoid defeat since Citizens will be seeking for a victory. Hosts are coming to this game after two defeats and two draws in last four games, i just doubt that can outplay guests which managed to get back on winning tracks after series of bad results. In first meeting with Citizens they were smashed with four goals difference and i doubt that now will manage to achieve different outcome, however hosts are team which are playing offensive football and always play to score one goal more so i believe that will manage to score some goals but saving of their own net seems like really hard task. They are currently at 13th position at the table in German Bundesliga and that tells us enough about their form, i doubt that can earn some points tonight. Defenders Alvaro Dominguez (0/0), Julian Korb (13/1), Mamadou Doucoure (0/0), midfielders Marvin Schulz (0/0), Patrick Hermann (11/0) and Drmic (0/0) will all stay out of action for this game due to injuries.
Manchester City after perfect start of this season and 10 straight victories dropped their form and had series of six matches without victory, that caused dropping of leading position in Premier league and now are at third position there with one point less than leaders Liverpool, after four rounds in Champions league are at second spot in group C and victory in this match is a must, they have two points less than leaders Barcelona and in previous round achieved boosting morale victory over them at home with two goals margin, that boosted their morale and i'm sure that will manage to achieve another positive outcome here and get one step closer to a placement into knockout stage. Guests have strong team, they are one of main title contenders in England, in Champions league aren't without chances, they proved that with that last victory over Barcelona and now must achieve victory at all costs, i'm sure that can overcome hosts here and continue their good series of results. Coach Guardiola can't count on injured defender Vincent Kompany (5/0) and midfielder Yaya Toure (2/2).
This will for sure be an open match, these two teams are both playing offensive football, Gladbach can't find their form in this season and i don't believe that can achieve some great results in Europe while in domestic league also didn't impressed, Citizens meanwhile managed to return on winning tracks, here over 2.5 goals seems like more than safe option.