Will the miracle take place? It is the most important question for fans of Manchester City now. Of course, nobody expected that the best team of the current English season will suffer humiliating defeat at Anfield Liverpool in the first quarterfinal match of the Champions League.
We will remind you that on the 4th of April, Wednesday Manchester City has scored three unanswered goals into the gates of the only leader of EPL champion race. Whether the hosts of Etihad be able to struggle in frames of the second leg?
Alas! During the first Liverpool meeting of two top English clubs Pep has obviously gone too far with squad shifts of the best players. And as a result of transfer of the Belgian attacking midfielder and the playmaker Kevin de Bruyne into the holding zone both the attacking power of the Citizens, and their defensive line have suffered at the same time.
And what now? Even if the best forward of Manchester City Sergio Aguero after a long absence will take part in this match is obvious that now the Argentina goal-scorer is not in his best form.
After home victory the German coach of the Reds has reminded last year's story of two matches battle between Barcelona and PSG when at the first meeting the hosts of Parc des Princes have scored Barcelona four goals and have already considered themselves to be the final winner of the pair (4:0).
However during the second leg at Camp Nou Barcelona has destroyed Parisians with the score 6:1. Whether the similar events are possible at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester?
Quite obvious favorite of the forthcoming meeting according to bookmakers is called the team of Josep Guardiola. However it is one of those classical variants when even the victory could not have saved Manchester City from leaving the current championship of Europe. And therefore here the bet on total (scored goals and handicap) is more relevant. Whether the Citizens will manage to repeat last year's fantastic show of Barcelona?
Manchester City – 1.50, draw – 4.50, Liverpool – 6.00;
Our tip: total over 3.0 – odds 1.74 Asianodds