Monchengladbach vs Manchester City Prediction, 2/24/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monchengladbach vs Manchester City
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Borussia-Park in Monchengladbach, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Monchengladbach (+440) Manchester City (-175)
Lars Stindl and Monchengladbach (2-2-2 in Champions League) host Manchester City (5-1-0 in Champions League) at Borussia-Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -175 while Monchengladbach are at +440. The over/under is set at 3.
Monchengladbach faced off with Wolfsburg in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Monchengladbach tried 8 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 87.7% passes received rate by connecting on 350 of the 399 targeted passes in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Monchengladbach ended this match at a 25.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Monchengladbach sports an average of 1.76 goals per 90 (37 goals in total) and have accounted for 23 assists in all contests for the season.
Lars Stindl is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Monchengladbach. He has 47 assists while tallying 73 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Stindl has been a starter in 301 matches in his career while he scores 0.26 G/90. The forward hailing from Germany has recorded 77 goals scored in 26,952 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Breel Embolo, the forward representing Cameroon. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times so far in his career while scoring 42 goals. Embolo has accumulated 9,407 mins during 103 career starts and has been handed 23 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.40 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Monchengladbach is Yann Sommer. Sommer (187-89-98 mark in his career) has tallied 112 shutouts, which gives him a 29.5% shutout percentage. The goalie representing Monchengladbach has faced 1,623 shots tried against him in 380 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.17 (441 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.9. Sommer has been on the field for 34,053 minutes and has tallied 1,192 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Manchester City went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Tottenham. They finished the match by connecting on 646 of the 695 passes they tried earning a percentage of 92.9%. Manchester City had a 64.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 16 of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Manchester City converted 5 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots tried earning them a 35.7% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 46 goals and 32 assists in all their matches, Manchester City is averaging 2.00 goals and 1.39 assists per 90.
Kevin De Bruyne should provide a spark for Manchester City. He averages 0.26 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 311 contests during his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Belgium has been on the field for 27,065 minutes and has scored 77 goals. He has tallied 33 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 135 times. You should also keep an eye on Gabriel Jesus, the forward representing Manchester City. He has accumulated 61 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 times. Jesus has been handed 29 yellow card cautions in 10,088 mins played (105 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.54.
Ederson will reside in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has earned 94 clean sheets and has defended 530 shots tried against him in 18,242 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 73.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 46.1%. He has allowed 0.76 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 139-34-31. Thus far in his career, Ederson has allowed 154 goals while totaling 387 stops in 204 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Manchester City (-175) and under 3 goals
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