Man City vs Dortmund: Champions League preview and predictions

City have won 26 of their last 27 games in all competitions and remain on course to win an unprecedented quadruple, though there will be interest in Pep Guardiola’s tactics after past accusations of overthinking his approach in the biggest games.

And the Champions League will be the main focus for Guardiola & Co. in the remaining weeks of the season, with the Premier League all but wrapped up and a League Cup Final already secured.

Dortmund, meanwhile, may not even be in next season’s Champions League, with Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt leaving them seven points behind fourth-place Frankfurt.

Speculation over Haaland’s future cannot be helping, with City just one of a number of club’s keen to sign the striker, who is the Champions League’s top scorer this season with 10 goals.

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Date, time and venue

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Etihad Stadium.

How to watch Man City vs Dortmund

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Man City vs Dortmund team news

Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from. John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan should all come in after being rested against Leicester City.

Cancelo and Fernandinho are one booking away from missing the second leg through suspension.

There will be no reunion for Jadon Sancho, with the Dortmund forward out with a thigh injury. Axel Witsel is also sidelined.

Jude Bellingham will be hoping to start, while Erling Haaland is also one booking away from suspension.

Man City vs Dortmund lineups

Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Foden

Borussia Dortmund predicted XI: Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Bellingham, Dahoud; Hazard, Haaland, Reus

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Man City vs Dortmund prediction

Manchester City are probably the last team, across Europe, you want to face when in need of a win and struggling for confidence. But that’s where Dortmund stand at the moment. I can’t see past a City win, though never rule out some Haaland magic.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Man City wins: 0
  • Draws: 1
  • Dortmund wins: 1
  • Last meeting: Dortmund 1-0 Man City (December, 2012)

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Man City: 4/11
  • Draw: 4/1
  • Dortmund: 8/1

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