20:00 Tuesday

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City Stats

  • The hosts know that a point here would likely see them through, due to a superior head-to-head record over Sevilla and Copenhagen
  • Jude Bellingham has scored in both of his previous matches against City and notched a brace at the weekend
  • Avoiding defeat would be a good result for both sides in terms of qualifying for the next round

 

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City Tips

Betting Tip: Half-time draw

The hosts were exceptional at the weekend as they put five past Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and they’ll be eager to carry their good form into this encounter with the English champions.

BVB require just two points from their remaining two group-stage matches to be certain of a place in the next round. However, a point may also be enough considering they have the better head-to-head record against fellow Group G sides Sevilla and FC Copenhagen.

However, it’s a different story for visitors Manchester City who have already secured their passage into the knockout rounds, but if they can avoid a defeat here, top spot in the group would be guaranteed.

A point from this encounter would be a good result for both sides and their respective aims heading into this one. As such, I'm not expecting either of them to throw everything at a win and we could be in for a bit of a reserved opening 45 minutes with any deciding moments arriving after the break.

The reverse fixture saw all things square at the break and I like the chances of it also being level at half-time when these two take to the field at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night.

Half-time draw - 1pt @ 31/20

Betting Tip: Jude Bellingham to score

The teenager is consistently impressing with the quality of his performances and he has become a bit of a thorn in Pep Guardiola’s side having notched twice across the previous three meetings between these two teams. Even in the match where he didn’t get on the scoresheet, he still managed a shot on target and got himself into some dangerous positions.

The former Birmingham City midfielder is in red-hot form and bagged himself a brace in the 5-0 win over Stuttgart at the weekend. He’s a player that clearly enjoys the big occasions and I really like the 8-1 on him scoring anytime.

Manchester City can sometimes be vulnerable when defending balls into the box and that’s an area that the hosts found a lot of joy in the previous encounter at the Etihad. Jude Bellingham scored from that same type of situation in that fixture and his movement in the box could cause plenty of problems to Pep Guardiola’s men.

At such a big price, I'll happily have half a point on the English youngster getting on the scoresheet.