Monaco (3) vs. (5) Manchester City: Champions League Last 16 Second Leg – Match Preview

Manchester City will take a two goal advantage to Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie.

The fixture at the Etihad was one of the best in the competition’s history, as Manchester City recovered from 2-1 and 3-2 down to win 5-3!

Monaco hold a three point advantage at the top of Ligue 1 and edged past Bordeaux 2-1 on the weekend.

Manchester City progressed in the FA Cup, beating Middlesbrough 2-0 thanks to goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester City to qualify: 5/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to qualify: 5/1 with Paddy Power*

Champions League form: Monaco W2 D1 L2; Manchester City W2 D2 L1
Champions League top scorers
Monaco – Radamel Falcao 4 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 5 goals

Team news
Kamil Glik is suspended for the hosts meaning Jemerson will take his spot in defence.

Joao Moutinho is likely to be among the substitutes again, with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho preferred in central midfield.

Kevin de Bruyne could drop out of the XI, with City likely to deploy a 4-2-3-1 formation on Wednesday.

With Gabriel Jesus out injured again, Aguero will continue to lead the line.

Expected starting XI’s
Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Sidibe, Jemerson, Raggi, Mendy; Silva, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Lemar; Mbappe, Falcao
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Toure; Sane, Silva, Sterling; Aguero

Predictions

Result: Monaco (13/8 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (11/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe (17/10 with 888 Sport)

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