Monaco vs Manchester City betting tips and predictions for the Champions League last 16 second leg this week with the best odds, team news and head to head stats.
Can Monaco turn around a two goal deficit and put Manchester City out of the Champions League? The Ligue 1 leaders have enough firepower to do so, so we’re expecting another exciting game.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola painted a picture for this game not long after their 5-3 win over Monaco. “If we don’t score a goal in Monaco we will be eliminated,” he said. While that doesn’t say much for his defence, he does have a point. Monaco are a thrilling side to watch, one who rack up goals with ease and they can give City a scare.
However, telling his team that they need to score means Guardiola has potentially set up a great game for us. The first leg was fantastic, but if City go out pushing for an opening here then this could end up with any score. The first leg saw Monaco 2-1 up at half-time, and we can see a high scoring first half if they both kick off immediately pushing for a goal. We’re backing both teams to score in the first half, which is priced at 21/10 with Sky Bet for our first Monaco vs Manchester City prediction. That seems like great value when you consider that BTTS is 4/11 with Bet365.
We’re also backing Monaco to continue their great scoring form at home for our football tips. They score 3.47 goals per game at home, which should worry City. The French side need another high scoring performance, as they can’t rely on keeping a clean sheet here. Despite scoring three at the Eithad, Monaco are priced at 4/5 with Betfair to score at least two goals in their home leg. That seems like brilliant value for our second Monaco vs Man City betting tip, given how attacking Leonardo Jardim’s men are. Get 5/1 for Man City to qualify via this Betfair link.
It’s no shock to say that Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany is a doubt for this game. Defender Kamil Glik is out for Monaco, who are also without Boschilia and Guido Carrillo.
Their first meeting was that fantastic 5-3 clash in the first leg. Hopefully we see a similarly thrilling encounter when these two reunite.
Monaco are priced at 13/8 with Bet365 to win this game, but we think it’s worth backing them to make it through this tie. The French league leaders have scored more goals than any other side in the top five leagues in Europe. They should be able to score enough to peg back City, and we think they’re excellent value at 4/1 with Coral to qualify for the next round to complete our Monaco vs Man City betting tips for this week’s Champions League game. Bet £5 get £20 at Coral.
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