The UEFA Champions League is back with another set of round-of-16 fixtures this week as Manchester City take on Borussia Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. Manchester City have been excellent in recent weeks and are the favourites to win this fixture.
Borussia Monchengladbach have endured a disconcerting slump after a strong start to the season and find themselves in eighth place in the Bundesliga table. The German side did shock Real Madrid in the group stages earlier this season and will look to pull off another upset this week.
Manchester City, on the other hand, have become a formidable juggernaut under Pep Guardiola and are on an incredible winning streak at the moment. The Cityzens have defeated Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool this month and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Head-to-Head
Manchester City have an excellent record against Borussia Monchengladbach and have won three games out of four against the German side. Borussia Monchengladbach have never defeated Manchester City in an official European fixture and will need to take it up a notch in this fixture.
The previous meeting between these two teams took place in the UEFA Champions League in 2016 and ended in a 1-1 draw. Borussia Monchengladbach presented a robust front on the day and will want to put in a similar effort this week.
Borussia Monchengladbach form guide: L-D-L-W-D
Manchester City form guide: W-W-W-W-W
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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Team News
Borussia Monchengladbach have no discernible injury concerns going into this game and will have to name their strongest side. Marcus Thuram was benched in the Bundesliga over the weekend and is likely to start this game.
Nathan Ake is currently recuperating from a long-term injury and has been ruled out for the next few weeks. Phil Foden and Rodri did not start against Arsenal over the weekend and are likely to start against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday.
Injured: Nathan Ake
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Predicted XI
Borussia Monchengladbach Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Yann Sommer; Ramy Bensebaini, Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Stefan Lainer; Florian Neuhaus, Christoph Kramer; Jonas Hofmann, Lars Stindl, Marcus Thuram; Alassane Plea
Manchester City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden; Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City have been virtually flawless in recent weeks and have restored their status as the best team in the Premier League this season. Pep Guardiola's well-drilled outfit has conceded only seven goals in its last 20 games and will have its sights set on silverware this season.
Borussia Monchengladbach are perfectly capable of pulling off an upset but will need to play out of their skins on Tuesday. Manchester City have been irrepressible this year and should be able to win this fixture.
Prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach 1-3 Manchester City