Manchester City vs Monchengladbach Prediction, 3/16/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Monchengladbach
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-455) Monchengladbach (+780)
Alassane Plea and Monchengladbach (2-2-3 in Champions League) travel to Etihad Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on Manchester City (6-1-0 in Champions League). The goalies who are expected to start are Ederson for Manchester City and Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach. Monchengladbach are at at +780 while Man City are at -455. The total opens at 2.5.
Manchester City played Southampton in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 5-2. In the passing game, they ended with a 93.7% received passes percentage by connecting on 626 out of their 668 passing attempts last match. Manchester City tried 27 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 16 of those dribbles for a rate of 59.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 58.8% clip by putting 10 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Manchester City has an average of 2.07 g/90 (60 goals in total) and have accumulated 39 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Gabriel Jesus is a player who should be able to impact this match for Manchester City. He has accounted for 29 assists while accumulating 29 yellow cards in his career. Jesus has been in the starting lineup in 108 matches so far in his career and scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Brazil has recorded 63 goals scored in 10,395 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing Belgium. Bruyne has been on the pitch for 27,479 mins during 316 starts and has been given a total of 33 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 136 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 79 goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 G/90 during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has seen the pitch for a total of 18,782 mins and has earned 398 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.77 (161 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.3. The keeper taking the field for Manchester City has seen 546 shots attempted against him in 210 starts. Ederson (144-34-32 mark during his career) has totaled 95 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 45.2% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Monchengladbach took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Leverkusen. Monchengladbach ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 376 out of their 449 passes they attempted for a percentage of 83.7%. Monchengladbach connected on 3 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted which gave them a 37.5% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 40 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Monchengladbach averages 1.67 goals and 1.04 assists per 90.
Alassane Plea should be able to be counted on for Monchengladbach. The forward hailing from France has 15,724 minutes and has earned 64 goals. He has accumulated 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 32 times. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 179 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Florian Neuhaus, the midfielder representing Monchengladbach. He has 17 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 times. Neuhaus has been given a total of 27 yellow cards in 8,749 professional minutes (99 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.17.
Yann Sommer will reside in front of the net for Monchengladbach. In his career, Sommer has surrendered 447 goals and has 1,205 saves in 383 starts. He has allowed 1.17 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 187-89-101. He is the owner of a save % of 73.8 and his clean sheet rate is 29.2%. Sommer has racked up 112 clean sheets and has defended 1,643 shots against him in 34,323 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-455)
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