MCI vs MOB Dream11: Man City enter this round of 16 second leg as overwhelming favourites to reach the Champions League quarter-finals as they boast a two-goal aggregate lead over Borussia Monchengladbach, who face a daunting task to try and turn this tie around. Pep Guardiola’s men were relatively untroubled in the first leg, restricting Monchengladbach to just one shot on target in Germany and a similar performance defensively will be demanded here by the Man City manager. The visitors have no choice but to commit extra bodies forward and take risks offensively in a bid to breach the Man City backline.
Date: 17 March, Wednesday
Time: 01:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
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Manchester City – W-W-L-W-W
Borussia Monchengladbach – L-L-L-L-D
Head-to-head (last one meetings)
MCI Wins- 01
MOB Wins– 00
Manchester City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Manchester City could be without Dutch defender Nathan Ake, who is nursing an injury. Other than that there are no known issues and manager Pep Guardiola is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Expected changes and Strategy: Aymeric Laporte should start alongside Ruben Dias as a result, with John Stones the man to make way, while Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling should all return to the side.
Manchester City Starting XI (Likely)
Kevin De Bruyne
Borussia Monchengladbach News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Meanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach manager Marco Rose will be unable to call upon the services of German midfielder Christoph Kramer, Algerian left-back Ramy Bensebaini and young forward Torben Musel.
Expected changes and Strategy: Ramy Bensebaini and Chrisoph Kramer are both doubts for Gladbach ahead of their testing trip to Manchester. The latter’s potential absence should see Denis Zakaria start alongside Florian Neuhaus in a 4-2-3-1 after Marco Rose used a 4-3-3 in the first leg.
Borussia Monchengladbach Starting XI (Likely)
MCI vs MOB Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Kevin De Bruyne: De Bruyne has 5 goals and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 24.09%. He had a total of 13 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 15 chances.
Ilkay Gundogan: Gundogan has 2 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 24.52%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 16 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 5 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Alassane Plea: Plea has 5 goal and a total of 14 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 27.86%. He had a total of 7 big chances. The Argentine has a total of 1 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 9 chances.
Defenders: Nico Elvedi, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyn (C), Ilkay Gundogan (VC), Florian Neuhau, Riyad Mahrez
Attackers: Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Alassane Plea
Since Gladbach confirmed that Marco Rose would leave for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, their form has fallen off a cliff. They come into this clash at the Puskas Arena on a six-match losing streak and it will take a miracle for them to progress to the quarter-finals on Tuesday night. The City juggernaut rumbled on at the weekend and they’re expected to ease into the next round of the Champions League. In our MCI vs MOB Today Match Prediction odds, we back the English side to win 2-1 in this match.