Manchester City wants everything!
It is interesting to see what Josep Guardiola's famous maximalism will lead to this season.
Now everyone is talking only about how Manchester City can for the first time and not only in its history to win 3 cups and 1 title.
Regarding the Premier League title, with a 14-point lead over Man United, things would be hard to get out of control.
And of the three cups, the most important is undoubtedly the one for the Champions League.
Pep relies on a very safe game in defense.
However, it is structured in a very interesting way with active possession of the ball.
The principle is used "if the opponent is without a ball, then he cannot attack you".
You can read more about this tactic in the great article here .
And I'll just tell you that when you're confident in defense, victories are easy.
This can be seen in every game of Manchester City.
And for information, even in the Champions League they are already in a series of 7 games without conceding a goal.
Borussia Dortmund is vulnerable!
Borussia Dortmund has been repeatedly mentioned as one of the most volatile teams.
And also that they are a radically different team at home and abroad.
These variations also have their explanation. Which is not the subject of this forecast.
But it is a fact that too many wrong steps have led to a situation in which they are 5th in the Bundesliga. And already 7 points from the 4th.
Another disappointment was the last loss to Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2.
They are especially vulnerable in defense. And have conceded a total of 10 goals in their last 5 games in all competitions.
Forecast for Man City - Dortmund
If we compare the performance in defense of these 2 teams, we should expect not just a home victory, but one with a difference.
I wondered what the Borussia Dortmund team could count on in this match?
In my opinion, two things:
- The attack on Manchester City should not last a day.
- Not to allow a crushing loss that would completely render the rematch meaningless.
Because the first point is only desirable, that is, unlikely. It remains point two.
Defense cannot be relied on in the Black and Yellows. We have already clarified this.
Well, that remains the only way. To score a goal on foreign soil. Who, even with a 1-3 loss, has some hope for a rematch.
A victory for Manchester City with an exchange of goals then is my prediction.
And it is Borussia Dortmund who are the type of team that can break the long series of dry nets of the Citizens.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Man City have won 26 of their last 27 games: 26-0-1.
- Man City is in a series of 7 clean sheets in the Champions League.
- Dortmund have won just 1 of their last 5 games: 1-2-2.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 8 of Dortmund's last 9 visits.
Last 5 Manchester City games:
|04/03/21||PL||Leicester||Man City||0: 2||P|
|03/20/21||FAQ||Everton||Man City||0: 2||P|
|03/16/21||SHL||Man City||Gladbach||2: 0||P|
|03/13/21||PL||Fulham||Man City||0: 3||P|
|03/10/21||PL||Man City||Southampton||5: 2||P|
Borussia Dortmund's last 5 games:
Last 5 direct meetings:
|07/21/18||МКШ||Man City||Dortmund||0: 1|
|07/28/16||МКШ||Dortmund||Man City||1: 2
|12/04/12||SHL||Dortmund||Man City||1: 0|
|10/03/12||SHL||Man City||Dortmund||1: 1|
|08/04/10||LS||Dortmund||Man City||3: 1|