Monaco vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Monaco take on Manchester City in what promises to be an entertaining live Champions League Round of 16 2nd Leg clash this Wednesday. Read the match predictions to find out why a home win the betting tip at Stade Louis II. Monaco have a 2 goal deficit to overturn but crucially have 3 away goals after a pulsating 5-3 thriller at the Etihad last month.
Monaco vs Manchester City Preview
Monaco will be without the suspended Kamil Glik, so Jemerson looks set to start alongside Andrea Raggi in central defence. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho are expected to continue in central midfield, keeping Joao Moutinho on the bench. Kylian Mbappe should partner lethal striker Radamel Falcao in attack and Monaco’s chances of qualifying are likely to hinge on the latter’s performance. Boschilia and Guido Carrillo are the only injury concerns for the home side.
Man City continue to make do without their captain, as centre-back Vincent Kompany is still short of match fitness. That will see Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones continue their partnership in central defence. Ilkay Gündogan is still injured, so Fernandinho and Yaya Toure will form a protective double-pivot in midfield. Gabriel Jesus is also out for the visitors, so Sergio Agüero is nailed on to spearhead the attack for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Team Predictions Monaco vs Manchester City
Monaco 4-4-2 formation: Subasic; Mendy, Raggi, Jemerson, Sidibe; Lemar, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Silva; Falcao, Mbappe
Man City 4-2-3-1 formation: Caballero; Kolarov, Stones, Otamendi, Sagna; Toure, Fernandinho; Sterling, Silva, Sane; Agüero
Monaco vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Monaco have won 6 drawn 3 and lost 1 of their last 10 matches
- Man City have won 8 drawn 2 and lost 0 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Monaco have scored an average of 2.7 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Man City have scored an average of 2.5 goals and conceded an average of 0.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Monaco’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Man City’s previous 10 matches
Monaco vs Manchester City Prediction
Monaco have been making headlines for their goal-scoring exploits this season and rightly so. They’re top of Ligue 1 and played their part in a thrilling first leg in Manchester. Leonardo Jardim’s men are unbeaten since that match and have already shown that they can break Man City down.
The visitors arrive in good form themselves, particularly in defence. Since conceding three against Monaco in the first leg, the Citizens have conceded just a single goal and arrive in Fontvieille having registered three successive clean sheets.
With Manchester City simply needing to protect their lead, I don’t see this being quite as open as the first leg. However, as Monaco need to come out and attack, they will be vulnerable to counter-attacks. I fancy the hosts to win on the night but they may not be able to do enough to go through.
Free Betting Tips
MONACO at 13/8 with bet365
OVER 2.5 goals at 4/9 with Betfair
Correct Score Prediction
MONACO 2-1 at 19/2 with bwin
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