Manchester City hosts Marseille in round 6 of the Champions League group stage. The match will be played on Wednesday, December 9th at Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
The Citizens showed an extremely mediocre start of the season, especially considering the new tens of millions that were spent to sign newcomers. Despite two consecutive victories in the championship, Pep Guardiola's team remains outside the top four in the Premier League standings. However, it dominates in the Champions League because the group is frankly easy. Well, who could have created problems for the British grandee - Porto, Olympiacos, or Marseille? At least some difficulties were only in the head-to-head meetings with the Dragons. They opened the scoring in England but lost with a 1-3 score. In the fifth round, they managed to keep a goalless draw at Dragao, and it was Man City's first misfire in the tournament.
Marseille has not managed to avoid certain problems in the local arena. However, it gradually got close to the group of leaders after a successful streak - the victory over Nimes became the fifth in a row. However, the French could not interrupt the series of defeats in the Champions League for a long time. Before that, the Olympians had lost four times in a row. Andre Villas-Boas had to comment on those misfires, and he did it not without humor and eloquence. Last week it looked like there would be another setback. On December 1, Marseille hosted Olympiacos, and the first half was lost - Camara opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Fortunately, the French team has leaders like Payet. Dimitri brought the long-awaited victory, having converted two penalties after the break. Now there is even a chance to take the 3rd place. However, Marseille needs to show a better result than that of the Greeks this Wednesday.
Manchester City will not be motivated in the upcoming game since it needs to save energy for the next Premier League rounds. However, it is still considered the favorite in the home match against Marseille. There is a feeling that we will see spectacular football and an abundance of goals scored since both teams will choose an attacking style of the game.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.62 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 09-Dec-2020 21:00 CET
Event Result: 3:0(0:0)
Profit: +24.80 Units