Manchester City vs Feyenoord
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 21 November 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Manchester City continue to impress, not only winning their games, but showing that they really stick out this season, with the way they play. Last weekend they beat Leicester City 2-0 away from home, scoring two brilliant goals. Pep Guardiola said that the key is how all players know where their teammates are, which simplifies things, as they don’t waste time thinking what to do with the ball. The fact that they beat Napoli 4-2 in Italy three weeks ago, is probably the biggest proof that this Manchester City is indeed… scary, as some have called it, including Napoli’s coach. They are leading in the Premier League, eight points above second-placed Manchester United, and they are leading in their CL group as well, having already secured a spot in the last 16.
It would be harsh to say that Feyenoord are… the exact opposite of Manchester City, but especially these last weeks, they have definitely left a lot to be desired. Three straight draws in their championship have left them way behind the top spots, while their 3-1 loss at Shakhtar means they are still without a point in the Champions League group. They can still finish third, above Napoli, but even that looks highly unlikely. They have won just one game since October 1, and that was a Cup match against Swift, a lower category team, almost a month ago. Last weekend they almost broke the spell, winning 1-0 until the 86th minute, when Venlo equalized in Rotterdam.
Previous five matches:
Leicester vs Manchester City 0-2
Manchester City vs Arsenal 3-1
Napoli vs Manchester City 2-4
West Brom vs Manchester City 2-3
Manchester City vs Wolves 0-0
Feyenoord vs Venlo 1-1
Den Haag vs Feyenoord 2-2
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Feyenoord 3-1
Roda vs Feyenoord 1-1
Feyenoord vs Swift 4-1
City’s next game is on Sunday, at Huddersfield Town (England Premier League). A day earlier, Feyenoord will be visiting Groningen (Netherlands Eredivisie).
Manchester City vs Feyenoord: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season was the first ever between these two.
Manchester City vs Feyenoord: Prediction
Guardiola is expected to start the game with some players who normally don’t feature in the first 11, but even that shouldn’t stop City from winning the game. Maybe not as impressively as other matches, but still, any other result but a City win will be a… shock.
Manchester City vs Feyenoord: Betting Tips
Man City’s win pays less than 1.10(!). I’m going with “under 3.5 goals, at 2.37, because I expect Guardiola’s team to look less… scary than in previous matches, playing with several reserves. Not that they are not great players, but still, I expect them to… just beat Feyenoord, and not humiliate them.
More UEFA Champions League betting tips and match previews:
- Spartak Moscow vs Maribor
- Besiktas vs Porto
- Monaco vs RB Leipzig
- Napoli vs Shakhtar Donetsk
- Sevilla vs Liverpool
- APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid
- Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
- CSKA Moscow vs Benfica
- Qarabag vs Chelsea
- Basel vs Manchester United
- Anderlecht vs Bayern Munich
- PSG vs Celtic
- Atletico Madrid vs Roma
- Juventus vs Barcelona
- Sporting vs Olympiakos