Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Monaco [21.02.17] : Les Monégasques to try The Citizens as Jesus to be missed

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Sports Betting. Manchester City vs Monaco [21.02.17] : Les Monégasques to try The Citizens as Jesus to be missed

Champions League

Round of 16, 1st leg


Bet: Total Match Goals Under 2.5

Pep Guardiola’s preparing for Champions League very seriously. It was a great surprise for sports betting experts but on Saturday Manchester City drew 0-0 with Huddersfield Town in Fifth Round Proper of FA Cup despite using first line-up. Before this The Citizens wave won three Premier League games in a row. This provided the club with the second place in standings with eight point handicap behind leading Chelsea. Moreover, on Etihad Stadium in 2016 City showed very solid performance overcoming such strong rivals as Barcelona and Borussia Mönchengladbach. So it’s logically that the team is considered to be as a favourite at betting odds of 1.61.

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At the same time Monaco was named by bookies as an underdog at betting odds of 5.50. Even a Draw is evaluated by them as much as 4.20. Currently the team is also in good mood, its unbeaten series has been continuing since the middle of December, i.e. 12 matches in a row. There were three victories in League 1 before Les Monégasques drew 1-1 with Bastia on Friday. Placing bet you should also take into account that Leonardo Jardim’s side is very successful in away games taking 4 points in Champions League group round.

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According to sports betting experts, it will be a tough task for Man City without Gabriel Jesus who is sidelined due to injury. İlkay Gündoğan is also unavailable but there many other players in center of midfield like Fernando and Fernandinho. At the same time Sergio Agüero and Kelechi Iheanacho are not able to compensate the absence of Gabriel Jesus. Moreover, there are permanent problems in defense. So, may be it is logically to place such bets as Total Match Goals Under 2.5 at odds of 2.20. Monaco traditionally builds its tactics from defense.

May be it is risky but some gamblers may try such option as “Double Chance: Monaco Or Draw” at betting odds of 2.15. However, Man City at home and Monaco away regularly scores at least one goal. That’s why you also may place bets at “Both Teams To Score: Yes” at odds of 1.65.