Last Updated on April 9, 2023 3:59 pm by Erwin Noguera
Two of Europe’s most dominant teams meet in the quarter-finals of the world’s toughest club competition. The first match will be held at Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City, at Tuesday 11th.
Both teams were top of their groups and reached the quarterfinals with relative ease. City beat Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate, while Bayern beat PSG 3-0 on aggregate.
Now is the time for these two great teams in world football to face each other and show who is most hungry to reach the final stages and take the UEFA Champions League trophy.
Follow the main information about Manchester City vs. Bayern Munchen and get to know our main prediction about this game.
Tuesday, April 11th– 03:00 pm ET at the Etihad
Manchester City -132
Bayern Munich +330
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Why Bet on Manchester City?
Although they are constantly winning their games, breaking records, and scoring a lot of goals, Manchester City still hasn’t achieved anything relevant this year. In second place in the Premier League, Guardiola’s team found a very competitive Arsenal that will not leave the top spot in the table.
In the UEFA Champions League, however, the team has a good chance of advancing to the final stages, as it qualified first in its group and applied the biggest defeat (8-1) of the round of 16.
The opponent for the quarterfinals will be Bayern München, a team with a lot of tradition in the Champions League and which has a squad full of stars. The locals will need to be at their best to overcome them, as their rivals are not usually forgiving of their opponent’s mistakes.
Playing at home could be a very positive factor for Pep Guardiola’s team. Scoring a lot of goals is an important strategy to ensure a smoother game in Germany – Bayern is also always a favorite when it plays in its territory.
Concerning their recent form, they don’t lose since February 5th against Tottenham, and since then they accumulate 12 games without defeats and 8 victories in a row at the moment, counting their wins in the FA Cup. The Citizens still have a chance of getting a triplet, so they cannot slip now and need to keep winning as much as is humanly possible.
Why Bet on Bayern München?
Bayern knows they need to find efficient defense mechanisms to stop the interaction between Manchester City’s forwards, mainly De Bruyne and Haaland. By organizing the defense well, the visitors would be able to use their good offensive players, such as Musiala, Gnabry, and Choupo-Moting.
Bayern leads the Bundesliga, but Dortmund has narrowed the points gap enough for it to be a head-to-head battle. With few defeats in the season, the Bavarians will need to play a very determined collective game to block City’s actions and take control of the match.
Withstanding Manchester City’s ball possession will be of great difficulty, but the German’s experienced team has enough resources to resist and even win the game.
Now, talking about their recent performance, they lost a couple of league matches in the last months and haven’t been the steamroller that we are accustomed to, but they still win when they need it the most, considering their dominant triumphs over Borussia Dortmund and Union Berlin, two teams a the top of the table, that have been battling for first place at different stages of the season.
Final Betting Analysis: Manchester City vs. Bayern München
These two teams developed some kind of rivalry in the first part of the last decade, as they faced several times in the Champions League group phase, always in the so-called group of death. At the time, they played a total of 6 official matches, where they shared 3 victories each, with 10 goals for the Bavarians and 9 for the Citizens.
These numbers show great parity which is surprising, as City at the time was a newcomer accustomed to poor performances in Europe, and Bayern was a regular that won titles and reached several finals. However the case, time has passed and they come in different contexts.
The Sky-blues had an irregular season, thus they are behind Arsenal on the League table, but they have been great since a couple of months ago and Haaland comes in the best form of his life. Bayern, on the other hand, comes navigating turbulent waters, after controversially sacking Julian Naglesmann and replacing him with Tuchel, who already suffered his first setback as Die Bayern boss, getting eliminated in the DFB Pokal by Freiburg.
When it comes to two giant teams in world football, any result can happen. However, in front of their fans, Manchester City has a slight advantage and should beat Bayern in this difficult confrontation.
If you put $100 into Manchester City’s win, you could get $75 back for a total payout of $175.