We have turned a corner and enter the final half of the Champions League group stages. Lying ahead of us here is a round 4 match between Manchester City and Club Bruges this coming Wednesday at Etihad Stadium.
The Sky Blues scored an acceptable 2.3 times per. game in most Champions League matches. They have conceded 1.4 goals. This offensive strength could swing the result in their favour, when squaring up to Club Bruges this coming Wednesday.
Club Bruges scored and conceded nearly a similar amount of goals pr. match in previous Champions League outings. They were on target 1.5 times, while allowing an average of 1.1 goals against. They will hope to fare better against Manchester City on Wednesday, than they did at home.
Winning the Champions League will never happen in this lifetime for Club Bruges. They will nevertheless put up a strong fight, with every point considered a small victory. Not least against one of the biggest favourites to claim the title.
Manchester City vs Club Bruges stats and analysis
Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Manchester City are given a 90% chance of beating Club Bruges. That equals odds at 1.11 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 9.00. Placing a football bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 21.00.
After collecting 6 points from their first three Champions League outings, Manchester City have their target set on advancing from the group. Naturally, they hope to keep their momentum going in this round 4 match. A win could be enough to reach the knock out-stage already, while 1st place remains within reach.
Club Bruges travel to their round 4 match of the Champions League, having claimed 4 points so far. They simply need to get away from Etihad Stadium with at least a point, if they wish to see the next stage. A draw might do the trick, but most likely a win is need to stay in the race for a top 2 finish.
According to the bookmakers, Manchester City are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 21.00 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 5% chance of beating Club Bruges. Placing your bet on Club Bruges, the best price at the time of writing lies at 1.11.
Facts and figures for Manchester City vs Club Bruges
- Manchester City has won in the last 7 of 8 matches at home;
- Manchester City scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Manchester City conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester City's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Club Bruges conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Club Bruges's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Club Bruges scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Club Bruges conceded the last 7 matches in a row when playing away.
Lineup Manchester City vs Club Bruges
Current form — Manchester City v. Club Bruges
Manchester City have been all over the place in their last 3 matches, which added 4 points to their tally. They claimed a 4-1 win against Brighton, before drawing 0-0 with West Ham. This little streak came to an end, when Crystal Palace proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat for Manchester City.
Club Bruges have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. First, they went down 1-5 against Manchester City, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Royal Antwerp. Their latest match brought a 2-1 win in their encounter with St.Truiden.
Manchester City v. Club Bruges — fixture history
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, The Sky Blues came away as 1-5 winners. In was a match played at Jan Breydel Stadion back in October 2021 in the Champions League. This time round, betting on Club Bruges will get you odds 21.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 5% chance of beating Manchester City. You can get a price of 1.11, should you wish to bet your money on Manchester City. Manchester City head into their upcoming match against Club Bruges with a 100% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 1 encounter, that amounts to a 1-0-0 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 0%.
Full Time betting
Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Manchester City are given a 90% chance of beating Club Bruges. That equals odds at 1.11 on the home side to win, while the draw sits at 9.00. Placing a bet on the away win for the visitors returns you odds 21.00.
Man of the Moment
Riyad Mahrez hit the target 3 times in the last 6 matches for The Citizens, and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here. Managing 4 goals in his previous 6 games for Club Bruges makes Bas Dost an obvious threat to any defence right now.