Man City 8/1 to win 2-1 against Bayern on April 11

Manchester City welcomes Bayern Munich to the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash on Tuesday, April 11 and is bookies’ favourites to come out on top. Pep Guardiola has won titles with both City and Bayern but hasn’t had success in Europe, so next week’s clash is significant. 

City reached the final eight of the competition after topping Group G which contained Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and FC Copenhagen. They were unbeaten over the six games and conceded just two goals. 

Bayern reached the quarter-finals after topping Group C with maximum points, besting a group that contained Inter Milan, Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen while conceding only twice.

The Citizens is second in the Premier League this season and is coming off the back of seven consecutive wins in all competitions, boasting 17 goals scored in their last three games. Guardiola’s men have won 21 of their 23 home games this season and are on a nine-match winning streak at the Etihad Stadium.

Bayern is top of the Bundesliga but has lost two of their last three games across the board ahead of Tuesday’s meeting. Both defeats have come on the road and they’ve conceded two or more goals in three of their last five away outings. 

City and Bayern have squared off six times in the last 11 years, winning three and losing three. They won their last meeting at the Etihad on November 25, 2014, and will fancy their chances due to the contrasting form of the two clubs. Guardiola’s men are 4/5 with Bet 365 to beat Bayern in the first leg.

And with City averaging more than five goals in each of their last three home games while Bayern has shipped two goals on average in each of their last three away games, the hosts are 9/4 with Bet 365 to score over 2.5 goals at the Etihad. They’re also 1/2 with Bet 365 to be the first team to score on the night. 

City’s recent form suggests goals galore on Tuesday, but who is most likely to score? Erling Haaland, who returned to training on Wednesday, has 42 goals in 37 in all competitions this season and boasts 10 goals from six Champions League outings, so he could be the one getting on the scoresheet.

The 22-year-old has five goals in seven meetings against Bayern and should be your pick for first and anytime goalscorer on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola has done well keeping goals out the other end too, conceding only one goal in their last six games across the board. Bayern has scored one or fewer goals in two of their last three games in all competitions, so City is 1/2 with Bet 365 to keep a clean sheet.

Manchester City having home advantage and coming off the back of nine consecutive wins at the Etihad should see them beat Bayern on Tuesday. And while the Germans have been kept quiet in recent weeks, they haven’t been shut out since September, so both teams could score – 5/8 with Bet 365

Man City to win 2-1 against Bayern is 8/1 with Bet 365 and looks like the most likely outcome on Tuesday based on recent form.

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