Manchester City play Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Thursday, September 15. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester City are unbeaten in the Premier League and UCL this season. The Citizens beat Sevilla on matchday 1 of this competition, courtesy of a brace from their in-form striker Erling Haaland. Man City did not feature on the previous weekend as the Premier League was suspended. Aymeric Laporte will not feature against Dortmund, while Kyle Walker and John Stones are also unlikely to start due to injuries.
Borussia Dortmund suffered their second Bundesliga defeat of the 2022-23 season in the last match. Dortmund were comfortably second-best to RB Leipzig as they were beaten 3-0. The visit to the Etihad will be without an array of players for Edin Terzic’s side as Gregor Kobel, Thorgan Hazard, Donyell Malan and Mahmoud Dahoud are among the key players who will miss out due to injuries.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Manchester City: 1.20, Borussia Dortmund: 13.00, Draw: 7.70
Betwinner odds: Manchester City: 1.15, Borussia Dortmund: 16.00, Draw: 8.00
Betway odds: Manchester City: 1.18, Borussia Dortmund: 13.00, Draw: 7.50
10CRIC odds: Manchester City: 1.20, Borussia Dortmund: 11.90, Draw: 7.53
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head
Manchester City have won two and drawn one of the four matches played against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League. The German side have beaten City once in this competition back in 2012.
In the 2020-21 UCL campaign, Man City triumphed over Dortmund in the quarter-final. The Citizens won the first leg 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium before the 2-1 victory at the Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund have emerged victorious in two pre-season friendlies against Manchester City. The Bundesliga club won 3-1 in 2010 and 1-0 in 2018.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2022-23 squads
Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper), Stefan Ortega (goalkeeper), Scott Carson (goalkeeper), Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Sergio Gomez, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan (captain), Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez.
Borussia Dortmund: Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper), Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper), Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Emre Can, Soumaula Coulibaly, Antonius Papadopoulos, Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan, Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus (captain), Thorgan Hazard, Marius Wolf, Felix Passlack, Abdoulaye Kamara, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Youssoufa Moukoko, Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi, Julian Brandt, Anthony Modeste.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund probable starting lineups
Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper); Joao Cancelo, Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Sergio Gomez; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (captain); Bernardo Silva, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden.
Borussia Dortmund: Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper); Thomas Meunier, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro; Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan; Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus (captain), Julian Brandt; Anthony Modeste.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper); Joao Cancelo, Raphael Guerreiro, Ruben Dias, Sergio Gomez; Kevin De Bruyne, Jude Bellingham, Ilkay Gundogan; Marco Reus, Erling Haaland (captain), Phil Foden.
Manchester City top picks and players to watch vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2022-23
Erling Haaland: The Norwegian striker has smashed 12 goals in eight matches in all competitions this season. Haaland also has the lowest minutes-to-goal ratio in Champions League history. His former club, Borussia Dortmund, will have to be wary of his movement inside the box.
Kevin De Bruyne: The 31-year-old central midfielder has made six goal contributions this season, including an assist against Sevilla on matchday 1. De Bruyne netted the first goal in the home leg of the quarter-final against Dortmund in the 2020-21 season. He scored two goals and made three assists in the UCL last season.
Borussia Dortmund top picks and players to watch vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League 2022-23
Marco Reus: The Dortmund captain netted against FC Kobenhavn on matchday 1 of this UCL campaign. Reus has scored 156 goals for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions. He has scored thrice and assisted twice this season and also averages 2.0 key passes per game.
Raphael Guerreiro: Dortmund’s left-back was the Player of the Match in their last UCL match. Guerreiro has scored twice this season, reaching half of his goal-scoring tally in the 2021-22 season. His directness and playmaking ability from the flank will be a worry for Man City in this encounter.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2022-23 prediction
Manchester City are unbeaten in all competitions this season while their striker Erling Haaland has been on a goal-scoring spree. The Citizens have a good record at home in this competition and have a superior winning probability in this match.
Borussia Dortmund were underwhelming in their last Bundesliga match and were second-best to Man City in the UEFA Champions League last season. Dortmund have also struggled to consistently score goals this season and are unlikely to trouble the hosts in this encounter.