High stakes meeting in Dortmund
Dortmund welcome Manchester City to Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night during the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final bout. City edged the first one with 2-1 meaning that there is still everything to play for, big news for neutrals.
BVB will have felt robbed after the first leg having had a perfectly legitimate goal ruled out by some extremely dodgy refereeing, furthermore, Dortmund were ridiculously close to equalising at the end which will have surely left a very bitter aftertaste.
However, on a positive note, Dortmund will be full of confidence knowing that they are capable of matching Manchester City's level, an aspect that was on full display last time out. Additionally, despite losing the first leg, Dortmund got their away goal meaning that they are in quite the fortuitous position.
Strong at home
Dortmund are yet to lose a home game in the Champions League this season (2 wins, 2 draws) and have racked up the impressive goal difference of 8-3 in said home games. Undeniably good omens to have before this heavyweight matchup.
The citizens were extremely lucky to have gotten away with a win during the first leg and honestly have the ref to thank for that. The sky blues were good, but far from their best in a game most thought City would absolutely dominate. Pep's men did however get the last laugh courtesy of Phil Foden's 90th minute equaliser giving them a much needed advantage going into the second leg.
Interestingly, Pep opted against fielding any of his strikers and chose to play Bernardo Silva up top bringing back memories from his time at Barcelona. The lack of a striker was, at times, evident due to poor finishing and a lack of presence up top making me wonder how he will set up on Wednesday.
Incredibly impressive stats
City are yet to lose in this seasons CL having racked up an impressive 8 wins as well as a draw with the ridiculous goal difference of 19-2(!). Their away stats consist of 3 wins, a draw and the goal difference of 5-0. Basically, City have been incredibly impressive and can never be counted out.
Due to the offensive nature of both teams and that this tie is still wide open, i will be backing Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 2.00 with Betway.