Man City vs Bayern Munich Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Man City vs Bayern Munich | Tuesday 25 November, 2014 | Etihad Stadium | 19:45
Man City’s Champions League bid began, as always, with hope and excitement but the Citizens’ chances of progressing are all but non-existent as they prepare to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
After four matches City have just 2 points and sit at the bottom of Group E without any victories. If they’re to have any realistic chance at qualifying for the last 16 then they must beat Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
Manuel Pellegrini is certainly feeling the pressure as City’s hopes of reach the knockout stages are hanging by a thread. Earlier in November his men lost at home to CSKA Moscow in a devastating blow that saw them finish the game with just nine men.
Last year’s Premier League champions remain in third place on the league table behind Chelsea and Southampton but have had far less success in Europe in recent years. Last year saw City reach the final 16 in the competition before being knocked out by Barcelona.
Pellegrini has commented ahead of the clash, “My own pressure to continue to the next round is an important pressure – more maybe than the owners. Of course, I think we must be in the next stage. A lot of times you don’t reach the target you are supposed to do… but we have to play two more games and we will see what happens.”
Midfielder James Milner added, “We went to Bayern last year and beat them in their own backyard and it’s important that we get the three points.”
In the absence of Yaya Toure and Fernaninho who are both suspended, as well as injured David Silva, Milner, Frank Lampard and Fernando are likely to be critical in bringing about a similar results to last year’s at the Allianz Arena.
Captain Vincent Kompany returned from injury for City’s 2-1 Premier League victory and is expected to be an important part of Tuesday’s squad.
Munich look to be a formidable opponent for Pellegrino’s men. The German side have already qualified for the last 16 having won four out of four of their group games to date.
Bayern are unbeaten in any competitive game since April and approach Tuesday’s clash in the knowledge that they beat City 1-0 in September in the first leg. The game’s winning goal came from Jerome Boateng, whom they signed from the English club in 2011.
While they may have already qualified, Pep Guardiola is determined to select a first rate side to cause problems for City.
Guardiola is without Philipp Lahm, David Alaba, Thiago and Javi Martinez which could give him some trouble in continuing his undefeated streak.
City have history on their side in this clash as in both 2011-12 and 2013-14 campaigns the two sides played each other in group stages with Bayern winning the first clash and City returning with a victory of their own.
Man City vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips
Bayern Munich’s impressive streak speaks volumes and the visitors are the clear favourites to win at the Etihad Stadium.
Betway has Munich to win and both teams to score at a solid 13/5 but if you’re looking to back the home side then Sergio Aguero to score and City to win looks good at 9/2 with Sky Bet.