EUROPA: Champions League – Group Stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
The 6th group F of the current Club championship of Europe has its own bright favorite – Manchester City and its own hopeless underdog – Feyenoord.
Now the teams of Josep Guardiola and Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst are demonstrating quite different level of game. And, as a result, the leader of the current EPL season has already become the participant of the first round of play-off (pre-term). The champion of Holland can’t even dream of getting into the Europe League.
Manchester City (the head coach Josep Guardiola)
Only for one season the former head coach of Spanish Barcelona and German Bayern had created at Etihad Stadium the European high level football team. Let us remember, that City is 8 points ahead of its main opponents such as Manchester United and Tottenham in frames of the national championship. This fact means that during the second half of the current season the team of Josep Guardiola like PSG in France and Bayern in Germany will be climbing the Champion’s Olympus all alone.
Feyenoord Netherlands (the head coach Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst)
For decades the club football of the Netherlands is one of the main “donors” of top national leagues. This fact is well known by the fans of Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord. As after the ending of each season the best seasons of these teams get into EPL, La Liga and German Bundesliga. And that is why for grandees of Eredivisie it is very difficult even for two seasons to take the previous champion’s level.
But these are the day-to-day realities! And we doubt that in years ahead and even decades the Holland championship will be able to compete with the quintet of top national leagues.
The favorite for the forthcoming meeting at Manchester arena Etihad Stadium is so obvious that we are sure the Citizens will win.
Manchester City – 1.07, draw – 11.00, Feyenoord – 23.00;
Our tip: Both teams to score NO - odds 1.91 William Hill