Manchester City will host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Man City and Bayern Munich meet for a seventh time in European competition, in this UEFA Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. The spoils have been shared across the previous six encounters, with three wins apiece – all in the UCL.
Guardiola has won 54% of his games in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League (39/72). Among those with 30+ games in the KO stages (including finals), he has the best win percentage of any manager and is the only one to have won more than half of his games. Can he lead Man City to victory again in this game? Manchester City come into this match on an eight-game winning run in all competitions, while they are unbeaten in each of their last 12 games (W10 D2) since losing 1-0 away at Tottenham in the Premier League on 5 February. They have scored 31 goals across those eight wins, averaging 3.88 goals per game on this run. Erling Haaland comes into this match in ridiculous form. His last four competitive appearances have seen him score 11 goals – one versus Crystal Palace in the Premier League, five against RB Leipzig in his last UCL appearance, a hat-trick versus Burnley in the FA Cup just four days later and then a brace in Man City’s Premier League win over Southampton at the weekend.
Following the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann last month, Thomas Tuchel will take charge of Bayern in this game and come up against Guardiola for the 11th time as manager. Bayern Munich are a bit unstable now as even Tuchel himself don't know his best team at the moment and I believe Man City and Guadiorla came too early for them. They have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last five matches (W3 D0 L2), losing 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and at home to Freiburg in the DFB Pokal last midweek. They did avenge that defeat on Saturday, however, beating Freiburg 1-0 away from home in the league thanks to a second half Matthijs de Ligt goal.
Best Tip for Manchester City - Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League in my opinion is Home teams to win.
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