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Monaco square off against Manchester City to contest the second leg of the Round of 16 Champions League encounter at Stade Louis II on Wednesday and the match is almost certain to be another goalscoring bonanza.
Monaco Match Betting News
Monaco are easily one of the most exciting teams in Europe at the moment and Les Monégasques continued their march toward the Ligue 1 title with a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux during the weekend, in the process bringing up their goalscoring tally to a whopping 84 goals in 29 matches.
Leonardo Jardim’s men have been equally entertaining in the Champions League as well but the French side were left to rue their defensive fallibilities after suffering a 5-3 defeat against Manchester City in the first leg of the Round of 16 Champions League encounter last month.
Nonetheless, the three away goals scored means that Monaco have a good chance of progression if they earn a victory by a two goal margin in the second leg and it will be interesting to see if Jardim’s men are able to pull off the comeback against an inconsistent City side.
Radamel Falcao, Gabriel Boschilia and Guido Marcelo Carrillo are out injured while Kamil Glik will be unavailable due to suspension.
Manchester City Match Betting News
Manchester City have not been able to mount a Premier League title challenge this season but they have done well in the cup competitions and having sealed a semi-final berth in the FA Cup, Pep Guardiola will be hopeful of guiding his side to progression in the Champions League as well.
City are in a very good position to earn a quarter-final spot after claiming a 5-3 victory in the first leg but the job is clearly not done as of yet and the Premier League side still have a lot of work to do in order to confirm their place in the last eight of the competition. Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gündogan and Gabriel Jesus are out injured for the game.
Monaco vs Manchester City Match Prediction
With Monaco having to chase the game, the match looks set to be another high scoring affair. City are a dangerous side on the break and with Monaco set to go ‘gung-ho’, the English side should have enough opportunities to exploit the spaces to claim a victory on the night.
Match Betting Tip: Manchester City to win @2.45 at Bet365