Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach clash in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 today. The Citizens head to this match with a comfortable advantage, which left them a step closer to the quarterfinals. The English Premier League side has been one of the best teams of the tournament so far and is the big favorite to clinch a new victory against the 'Gladbach. Here, take a look into the preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
Pep Guardiola's side is ruling in the Premier League, and despite their rivals, Manchester United, finished their undefeated run, their leadership isn't at risk at all. They look like the strongest candidate to claim the local title soon. Moreover, they are close to getting through the next round in the continental tournament.
Borussia Monchengladbach face a very challenging situation. Marco Rose has done an amazing job up to now, that's why Borussia Dortmund appointed him for next season, but his team is struggling in the Bundesliga and obviously they don't have a similar force to Manchester City's. It would be a huge surprise if the hosts blow their advantage, as the German side needs to score two goals at least.
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Location: Puskás Aréna, Budapest
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Time by State in the US
ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Storylines
Once again, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are on the hunt for a Champions League title. The Spaniard landed to England to take the Citizens to the top, and the European trophy was the most desired goal from the very first moment he was appointed.
After the superb increase in the team's budget that allowed the arrival of world-class talent, City enjoyed the taste of local glory, but they are still eager for continental success. Pep couldn't deliver that yet, and now they'll be pushing for it one more time. The first task, which was getting into the knockout stage, has been done. Now they are close to advance one more round, hoping to keep on challenging for the highly-awaited trophy.
It doesn't seem like their dream will end at this stage. Following a 2-0 at Budapest, where they'll play in the second leg as well due to travel restrictions, Borussia Monchengladbach's hopes were drastically reduced. They've lost in their last four Bundesliga matches and recovering against such a powerful side doesn't look probable. They still have 90 minutes to prove everyone wrong, but they never beat City nor any English side in the Champions League so far. It would be a massive surprise if they accomplish it in this clash.
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach: UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Top Scorers
Manchester City: Ferran Torres (4)
Borussia Monchengladbach: Alassane Pléa (5)
How to watch or live stream Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach in the US
The second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 to be played between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach will be broadcasted in the US by TUDNxtra, Galavision, TUDN App, TUDN.com, ZonaFutbol, Paramount+ and Univision NOW.
Manchester City vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Predictions and Odds
As it could be expected, oddsmakers have no doubts that Pep Guardiola's team is the favorite to win once again. FanDuel has given a Manchester City triumph odds of -450, while a victory of Borussia Monchengladbach would result in an impressive +1100 payout. A tie was given odds of +500.
* Odds via FanDuel