Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Prediction & Betting Tips, 21st July 201819th July 2018 / lee
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Watch out for the very early start time in this game on Saturday morning. This is the opening match of the International Champions Cup 2018 with this fixture coming from Soldier Field in Chicago. So the club action starts gearing up towards the new domestic season and this will be interesting as neither are going to be at full strength with player resting after the World Cup.
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds*
Borussia Dortmund 5/4
Man City 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken on July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.)
Manchester City News and Form
There is no way that Manchester City are going to be at full strength for the game at all and really at this point of the summer there is no need to be. But what this will give Pep Guardiola the chance to do is look at some of the squad options that he has available. Young Phil Foden was kept back from England’s U19 European Championship campaign for example and he could be getting in some important time. New summer signing Riyad Mahrez will look to get himself integrated into the system as well. These are the types of summer-friendly games that are so hard to make a call on but you have an option of 8/15 at bet365 on both teams to score* (Betting Odds were taken on July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.). You are of course going to need to wait to see who is lining up in this one before even attempting the goalscorer markets, but there is a strong possibility that Lukas Nmecha is going to get some time up front for the Citizens on Tour. City do have top players with them like Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan, the latter a former Dortmund player.
Borussia Dortmund News and Form
Borussia Dortmund have gone into a new era as they have a new boss in Lucien Favre. He was drafted in during May and he guided BVB to a friendly win over Austria Vienna in his first game in charge last week. They have taken some more experienced players with them to the USA including Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle but there is probably going to be a lot of focus on younger Maximilian Philipp up front for BVB. Over 2.5 goals for the future is at 19/40 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.). But watch out for Christian Pulisic who is the new boy wonder on the scene at Borussia Dortmund. The American has been linked with moves to the English top flight with Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly interested. This will be a big opportunity for him to shine on a pretty big stage and so too for England’s Jadon Sancho who was on the books with City before moving to Dortmund last August. Like City’s Phil Foden, his club commitments saw him miss out on England U19’s European Championship campaign.
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Head to Head
Interestingly Borussia Dortmund have never lost a game against Manchester City. There have only been the two meetings through which were back in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League. There was a 1-1 draw in England before Dortmund got a 1-0 win back on home soil.
Who will win – Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund Predictions
This has the making of a pretty entertaining game with a big sprinkling of top young talent around. We are simply predicting goals in this game as neither are anywhere near full strength and it’s hard to call a winner. We are going to push the boat out and have a look over 3.5 goals at 11/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on July 18th, 2018 at 10:22 p.m.).
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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