Borussia Dortmund did not give up!
Minutes separated Borussia Dortmund from a draw in Manchester in the first match between the two teams in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
But a late goal by Phil Foden brought a well-deserved 2-1 victory for the Citizens.
However, the Black and Yellows at least managed to score such an important goal on foreign soil. So their hopes are alive.
However, Dortmund's team is not in good shape. Winning only 2 of his last 7 games on all fronts.
But in Europe they are in a series of 8 consecutive households without a loss. Which can raise the confidence of the players.
It is noticeable that since Edin Terzic took over Borussia Dortmund, the team has played much more proactively.
But he also failed to solve the problems in defense that have plagued the team for years.
Manchester City is in a good position!
The Manchester City team was in a series of 6 consecutive victories before the loss to Leeds on Saturday.
But this defeat hardly worries the Citizens. Given their 11 points advance to the top of the Premier League.
Of course, Josep Guardiola had made a number of changes to his lineup. As he actually often does.
Now De Bruyne, Ruben Diaz, Rodri, Phil Foden and Gundogan will return to the squad after the break they received over the weekend.
Otherwise, Manchester City is in an impressive series of 15 consecutive victories as a guest.
Besides, they don't know the taste of losing in the Champions League this season. Winning 8 of 9 matches.
And they were in a series of 7 clean sheets in the tournament until the meeting with Borussia Dortmund.
Forecast for Dortmund - Man City
Given the result of the first match, Borussia Dortmund will have to look for a goal in the rematch against Manchester City.
And the hosts will definitely rely a lot on Erling Holland in attack.
He will surely try to score a goal at every opportunity. Which means blows.
And whether he will be able to score is a separate question. Which is irrelevant to our forecast.
Otherwise, Erling Holland has not scored in 6 matches at club and national level.
Which in turn will make him look for the opponent's goal with blows from any position.
The high line of John Stones and Ruben Diaz will most likely make it easier for him in his breakthroughs, given the pace and power of the striker.
We must also take into account the fact that at Signal Iduna Park Halland scored in every match in the Champions League.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Dortmund have won just 2 of their last 7 games: 2-2-3.
- Dortmund is in a series of 8 homeless games in the Champions League.
- Goals / Goals and Over 2.5 are in 6 of the last 7 matches of Dortmund.
- Man City have won 27 of their last 29 games: 27-0-2.
- Man City have not lost in their last 18 away games: 16-2-0.
- Man City have won 2 of their last 14 visits with 2+ goals .
- Man City is in a series of 5 clean nets as a guest.
Borussia Dortmund's last 5 games:
|04/06/21||SHL||Man City||Dortmund||2: 1||З|
Last 5 Manchester City games:
|04/10/21||PL||Man City||Leeds||1: 2||З|
|04/06/21||SHL||Man City||Dortmund||2: 1||P|
|04/03/21||PL||Leicester||Man City||0: 2||P|
|03/20/21||FA||Everton||Man City||0: 2||P|
|03/16/21||SHL||Man City||Gladbach||2: 0||P|
Last 5 direct meetings:
|04/06/21||SHL||Man City||Dortmund||2: 1|
|07/21/18||KSh||Man City||Dortmund||0: 1|
|07/28/16||KSh||Dortmund||Man City||1: 2
|12/04/12||SHL||Dortmund||Man City||1: 0|
|10/03/12||SHL||Man City||Dortmund||1: 1|