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Dortmund vs Manchester City: Citizens tipped to advance to the semis

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Ace Football previews the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.

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Manchester City will be aiming to book their spot in the semi-finals when they travel to Germany to take on Dortmund in the second leg of their quarter-final bout.

In the first leg, the Black and Yellow were minutes away from claiming a 1-1 draw. However, a late Phil Foden strike saw City win the tie 2-1 ahead of Wednesday’s meeting.

Regardless, Dortmund are still pretty much in the game as they did score a vital away goal. It means they can go through to the next round with a simple 1-0 victory over Manchester City.

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In contrast, the Citizens suffered their fourth defeat of the campaign in their recent game against Leeds United. They will be aiming to make a strong response but will face opposition from a spirited Dortmund side. It promises to be another exciting encounter, one that could bring a decent amount of goals as well.

Borussia Dortmund Form and Stats

Borussia Dortmund are in poor form, winning two of their last seven matches in all competitions. They drew 2-2 at Koln with Erling Haaland equalizing in the 90th minute.

Edin Terzic’s side then lost 2-1 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt that left them 7 points off the fourth spot in the Bundesliga.

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Dortmund lost 2-1 against Man City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last week. Marco Reus equalized in the 84th minute but they couldn’t hold on.

Borussia Dortmund’s last match was a 3-2 win in Stuttgart. They were 1-0 down at halftime, goals to Jude Bellingham and Marco Reus making it 2-1 with Ansgar Knauff scoring a late winner.

  • Borussia Dortmund have scored in their last 39 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have lost 2-1 in 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Borussia Dortmund have conceded 2+ goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Manchester City Form and Stats

Manchester City won 21 consecutive matches from December to March. They lost 2-0 against Manchester United before winning their next six games.

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Pep Guardiola’s side won 2-1 at home against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last week. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring with Phil Foden scoring the winner in the 90th minute after Dortmund equalized.

City’s last match was a shock 2-1 home defeat to Leeds despite having 71% possession and 29-2 shots. Leeds took the lead before being reduced to 10 men in the 46th minute, Ferran Torres equalizing before conceding in the 91st minute.

  • Man City have won 27 of their last 29 matches (all competitions).
  • Man City have won by two+ goals in their last five matches (all competitions).
  • Man City have seen BTTS in their last two matches (all competitions).

Team News

Borussia Dortmund: Left-back Marcel Schmelzer and center-back Dan-Axel Zagadou are injured. Midfielder Axel Witsel, winger Jadon Sancho and striker Youssoufa Moukoko are also out.

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Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte and striker Sergio Agüero are the only doubts for Manchester City ahead of this fixture.

Predicted Line-up

(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)

Head-to-head

Borussia Dortmund and Man City have one win each with a draw in three matches.

These clubs first met in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage. The first game in Manchester ended in a 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund winning 1-0 in Germany.

Man City won 2-1 in the first leg at Etihad Stadium last week. 

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