Monaco vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Stade Louis II, Monaco

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Monaco vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Monaco welcome Manchester City to the Stade Louis II after an exceptional first leg meeting in their round of 16 Champions League tie. Monaco were 2-1 winners in Ligue 1 at the weekend, beating Bordeaux to consolidate their place at the top of the league. Man City too enjoyed a victory on Saturday, comfortably seeing their way past Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester City should have just too much quality for Monaco here and I’m expecting them to qualify. However, this should be an extremely exciting contest with plenty of goals once again and I can see it ending in a draw.

Over 3.5 match goals - 10/11

Draw - 14/5

Draw and both teams to score YES - 3/1

Monaco Preview

Monaco’s second-half showing against Bordeaux saw Leonardo Jardim’s side maintain their place at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring after sixty-eight minutes before Joao Moutinho doubled their lead with just fifteen minutes remaining. Diego Rolan pulled one back for Bordeaux with five minutes to go but it couldn’t bring with it a significant resurgence as the league leaders maintained their Ligue 1 title aspirations. They may have left themselves with somewhat of a mountain to climb heading into this second leg, although the three away goals they scored may prove crucial. They proved at the Etihad that they can seriously unsettle this Manchester City defence, exemplified by excellent finishes from Mbappe and Radamel Falcao. Monaco will also be boosted by the knowledge of their excellent record against English clubs in the Champions League. They beat Spurs home and away in this season’s group stages, knocked Arsenal out at the round of 16 in 2016 and defeated Chelsea in the 2004 semi-final. With just one home loss in twelve games in the Champions League since 2014, this is set to be a real tough task for Manchester City to get over this hurdle.

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Man City Preview

Manchester City put in a solid performance away to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup at the weekend, as Pep Guardiola’s side booked their pace at Wembley for the semi-finals in April. David Silva opened the scoring for City in the third minute after good fork from Raheem Sterling. Sergio Aguero then doubled the lead with just over twenty minutes to put the game to bed by striking in the second half, with this now set to be Guardiola’s first return to Wembley Stadium as a manager since the 2011 Champions League final. It was the perfect response to their frustrating 0-0 draw with Stoke City midweek and sets them up nicely before going to Monaco on Wednesday evening. For as much as City produced a masterclass in attacking football, on an equal note they were sub-par defensively and left themselves wide open to the threat of forwards Mbappe and Falcao by playing such a high line. Getting a vital away goal - and doing so early - will be one of the main priorities for Guardiola in the first half of this game having almost admitted they don’t have enough defensively to go into the match with a pragmatic approach. If this contest is half as entertaining as the first, the neutral will be in for a real treat here.

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Monaco Team News

Kamil Glik is missing for Monaco through suspension after picking up a yellow card in the first leg. Gabriel Boschilia (cruciate ligament) and Marcelo Carrillo (groin) are long-term absentees while Tiemoue Bakayoko (knee) and Radamel Falcao (hip) should be fit.

Man City Team News

Ilkay Gundogan (cruciate ligament) and Gabriel Jesus (broken foot) are both set to miss the rest of the season. Vincent Kompany (leg) is a doubt so John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi should start in defence.

Monaco saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Monaco scored over 2.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 1 out of their last 2 games played against Monaco

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Monaco Form Guide

Monaco Team Logo

Monaco

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

23-03-2018

Club Friendlies

Genoa Team Logo Genoa

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

31-03-2018

League Cup

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

04-04-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

15-04-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 7 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

12-05-2018

Ligue 1

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-05-2018

Ligue 1

Troyes Team Logo Troyes

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Monaco Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Monaco vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Monaco
26 Gabriel Boschilia Injured
11 Guido Carrillo Injured
25 Kamil Glik Suspended
Manchester City
33 Gabriel Jesus Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Danijel Subasic 191 84
23 RB Benjamin Mendy 183 84
5 CD Jemerson 184 77
24 CD Andrea Raggi 187 82
19 LB Djibril Sidibe 184 81
27 RM Thomas Lemar 172 65
2 CM Fabinho 187 78
14 CM Tiemoue Bakayoko 184 72
10 LM Bernardo Silva 173 65
18 CF Valere Germain 180 73
29 CF Kylian Mbappe 178 78
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Wilfredo Caballero 186 80
22 RB Gael Clichy 176 65
11 CD Aleksandar Kolarov 187 83
24 CD John Stones 188 72
3 LB Bacary Sagna 176 72
19 RM Leroy Sane 183 75
21 CM David Silva 170 67
17 CM Kevin De Bruyne 181 70
7 LM Raheem Sterling 170 70
25 CDM Fernandinho 179 67
10 CF Sergio Aguero 172 74