The central match of the upcoming Wednesday will be an encounter between Monaco and Manchester City within the round of 16 of the Champions League. The first match between the competitors concluded with a 5:3 victory for Man City and now for the Frenchmen to advance to the next round of the Champions League, they need to win their opponents with two or more goals. Considering Jardim’s team’s high efficiency and brilliant defense performance, one can presume, that the Monegasques have every chance on success in the match.
Monaco only won within the last four matches. Within the championship of France, the Red-and-Whites were stronger, than Guingamp, Nantes and Bordeaux. In the French Cup the future hosts defeated Olimpique Marseilles in additional time. In Ligue 1 tournament table Monaco are situated on the first position. The team has 68 points in the asset and a three-point handicap over PSG.
Manchester City’s current statistics is also on a decent level. Within the last five matches, the Eagles had four victories and only one draw. The split of points happened in the EPL match against Stoke City and the victories were in the matches against Huddersfield, Sunderland, Monaco and Middlesborough. It should also be noted, that Man City play terrific in away matches this season, therefore one should expect some activity from the team in the forthcoming match.
Monaco play very powerfully at their home ground. Within this season’s Ligue 1 the Monegasques have lost only once at Louis II and they haven’t lost a game in the UCL. For Man City to advance to the next stage even a minimal defeat will suffice.
Prediction for the match: Monaco not to lose.