Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: Champions League 2021 Prediction | Team News | Key stats
Borussia Dortmund are set to host Man City in another high-octane second-leg tie of the Champions League quarter-final at the Westfalenstadion.
The first leg was a spectacular meeting between the two sides, and Borussia Dortmund were the unlucky side to not have picked a draw away despite a controversial decision.
The Black and Yellow skipper Marco Reus was on the scoresheet as he equalized for his side, but a late Phil Foden winner put them behind again.
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: Recent Form
Jude Bellingham was a terrific performer on the day as he proved his worth with an exceptional performance at the Etihad.
He was also involved in Dortmund's 3-2 victory over Stuttgart, and guess what? That goal was not disallowed! The least the 17-year-old deserved that Champions League night was a well-earned goal, surprising Ederson who is usually known to be vigilant.
For Pep Guardiola's Man City, the weekend was another bump on their road as they succumbed to a Leeds United side who put their heart on their sleeves and played, despite being 10 men since halftime.
City equalized through Ferran Torres but it was not enough as Stuart Dallas completed his brace and found the net in the injury time.
For Edin Terzic and co, things haven't been smooth lately, with his side winning just two of their last seven in all competitions.
Key Insights & Facts
- Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten on home turf in their last eight European games.
- Man City have failed to make the most of their first-leg advantage, winning only twice out of 15 attempts, losing to Monaco in 2016-17 season being the latest.
- The last time Borussia Dortmund hosted Man City was in 2012 where the hosts edged a win.
- Borussia Dortmund have won thrice, and drawn thrice in their last six UCL displays, while Manchester City have drawn only one, winning the rest in their Champions League journey.
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: Team News
Jadon Sancho will be sidelined for Borussia Dortmund and will not help his present side battle his former side due to a thigh injury.
Marco Reus is a concern for Dortmund, while Mats Hummels is not an assurance too. The manager hopes that the duo make play a part in this instrumental clash, but nothing is ascertained as of now.
Unfortunately, Man City have a few casualties too. Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte are ruled out for the second leg.
Apart from them, Pep Guardiola will have options galore to select from this star-studded lineup.
Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Hitz; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Bellingham, Dahoud; Knauff, Haaland, Reus
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: Prediction
Borussia Dortmund had surpassed their expectations in the first leg and a lot of people felt that they could've come out with a triumph, had the decision gone their way.
Barring Sancho, the team still contrived to fill his spot in the game but Reus and Hummels were two influential performers in the first leg, and their experience will play a bigger role than their skill in the upcoming tie.
Erling Haaland did have some great chances in the first leg, but he still left a lot of his admirers underwhelmed as he did not make the most of his chances. What do you think? Will he come stronger in the second leg?
Sportco predicts Borussia Dortmund to progress to the semi-final of the Champions League at the expense of Man City.