Manchester City vs Bayern Munich -The first leg of their tantalizing UEFA Champions League quarterfinal between Manchester City and Bayern Munich will be played at Etihad Stadium, and it will be the first installment of “Clash of the Titans.”
Both groups have progressed to this point without too many issues. The Citizens easily defeated Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, and Copenhagen in their group before sweeping aside RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
In his previous Champions League appearance, Erling Haaland shone, scoring five of his team’s seven goals against Leipzig at home in the second leg in Manchester.
With 10 goals total, Haaland shares the competition’s scoring lead with Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe. The knockout phase’s first obstacle eliminated Mbappe and Salah, making the Norwegian predator the front-runner for the competition’s golden boot trophy at the competition’s conclusion.
Speaking of Haaland, he is fully recovered after missing both the victory over Liverpool and the international duties. He scored two goals as his team easily defeated Southampton 1-4 in the game that was played over the weekend.
In the Champions League group stage, Bayern Munich easily defeated teams like Barcelona and Inter Milan before defeating PSG in the round of 16 without conceding in either leg.
Though Julian Nagelsmann abruptly parted ways with the Bavarians to make room for former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel to take over, this wasn’t enough for the team’s board to convince him to stay.
With a straightforward victory over their biggest rivals Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker, Tuchel did elevate the defending Bundesliga champions to the top of the domestic league standings, but Bayern Munich struggled in his subsequent two matches against Freiburg.
Following a devastating home loss to Freiburg seven days prior, the Bavarians were eliminated from the DFB Pokal. In the league match against the same opponent on Saturday, they did manage to get revenge, but only because to Matthijs De Ligt’s stunning goal in what was yet another poor performance from the German heavyweights.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich – Betting Analysis
Each team has five victories going into the eleventh head-to-head matchup. In 2014, when they were both members of the same Champions League group, the teams last squared off in a competitive match.
Back then, both teams had won at home. In the most recent round of friendlies against the Bavarians, Manchester City came out on top twice, in 2018 and 2022, respectively.
The current run of form for Manchester City is incredible. With their victory over Southampton, Pep Guardiola’s team has now won eight straight games. In the process, the Citizens have scored 31 goals.
They will have plenty of room to deliver here past Bayern Munich’s porous defense, as they have only left their goal unattended six times in the past 18 games across all competitions.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the 90 min. result market, a win for Manchester City can be had for 1.83, going for the draw is 3.98 and selecting a win for Bayern Munich comes in at 4.08. These are the top prices on offer at this very moment.
Manchester City vs Bayern Munich – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home to Win