Dortmund vs Man City betting tips

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund are hosting Manchester City at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on the 15th of April 2021 Thursday at 00:30 IST. Man City have a one-goal cushion going into this fixture but the crucial away goal that Dortmund have earned might also become a telling factor in this second leg fixture of the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund & Team News

Dortmund topped Group F in the league stages of the Champions League this year with four wins from the six games played in total. They just lost a game in that. The Pre-quarter final between Dortmund and Sevilla was enthralling stuff and ended with an aggregate score of 5-4 in favour of the team in Yellow. In the Quater Final though they are facing a sterner test with the likes of Man City and the first leg fixture just proved that right with Man City winning by 2-1. But Dortmund can take heart from the fact that they have a crucial away goal advantage going into the second leg fixture on Thursday. Haaland and co. will have to come to the party for Dortmund to have any chance of toppling the rampaging Man City and cause an upset of sorts going into the end of the championship. 

Marco Reus, Youssofa Moukoko, Dan Zagadou, Jadon Sancho, Axel Witsel and Marcel Schmelzer are the injured players in the Dortmund squad. Terzic might have to change the team composition a bit since both Reus and Sancho are set to miss the game against Man City owing to injuries. This year’s Champions League has seen the emergence of Erling Haaland as one to watch out for in the future with his rich haul of goals. Netting in as many as ten goals, Haaland is the number one threat if you are an opposition facing Dortmund. Hummels and Hazard will have to step up their game to stop the Man City assault on Thursday. 

Manchester City Form & Team News

Manchester City qualified as the number one team from Group C in the league stage of this year’s Champions League. They won five matches and drew one in the six games they played conceding just a solitary goal in the process. They faced German Borussia M’gladbach in the Pre-Quarter Final and literally thrashed them with an aggregate score of 4-0. They won both the fixtures with a scoreline of 2-0 in the process. In the first leg Quarterfinals, they were facing another German team in Borussia Dortmund and the result was quite similar but just that an away goal was conceded. Man City go into the last part of the season with hopes of an elusive European title which has been evading them for some time now, considering Pep’s tenure as manager in Man City has been full of laurels and accolades, this one trophy is still missing and this season is the best chance for them to capture this as well. 

Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero are doubtful for the next fixture. Pep Guardiola has been stellar with his tactics this season and the players have responded brilliantly to the manager’s call. Team performance is what we can call Man City’s season so far with everyone chipping in when the time arrives. Ferran Torred is the highest goal scorer in this championship so far with four goals to his name. Kevin De Bruyne is writing his own script and has become a force to reckon with in world football at the moment. The Defence consisting of Cancelo, Dias, Walker and co. are the best going around and are a tough nut to crack on any day. 

Odds by Casumo

Manchester City are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.64 odds while Borussia Dortmund is placed at 5.00. The odds for a draw is 4.40.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City are utterly dominant this season and are hot favourites to win this fixture and look all set for European glory this time around. Dortmund, on the other hand, looks a strong outfit on paper but the form is not really translating on to the field which might come back to bite them. Haaland and co. will have to come up with some magic up their sleeve to halt Pep’s march to European glory after nine long years. 

Tip 1: Total Goals Under 3.5

All of the last five head to head matches between Dortmund and Man City have ended with less 3.5 goals in total. While Dortmund is playing at home in the last two matches against Man City, both of those matches also ended with less than 3.5 goals in total. While playing in the Champions League as like how they are to play on Thursday, all three matches have had the total goals to be under 3.5. Man City have had all of their last six games where the total goals have been under 3.5. Dortmund also have had two of the last three games where the scoreline has had less than 3.5 goals in total. So all of these factors combined on Thursday, We might see a total goal tally of fewer than 3.5 goals. The odds for the total goals to be under 3.5 is 1.58 according to the Casumo Sportsbook. 

Tip 2: Both Teams To Score

Four of the six meetings between the two sides have ended up with both teams scoring. While playing at Dortmund as the home venue, out of the three games that have been played between Dortmund and Man City, two have had both teams scoring. Also while playing in the Champions League alone, these two teams when they faced off against each other in the three games, two have ended with both teams scoring. All four of  Borussia Dortmund’s matches leading up to this game have seen both teams scoring. Both of Man Citys’ last two games have also had both teams scoring. So we can safely say with the above calculations that both teams might end up on the scoring sheet on Thursday. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for both teams to score is 1.56.


Both teams look strong on paper, but Man City are playing in a different zone altogether thrashing opponents at will this season. Dortmund will need a special effort to stop the marauding Pep army on Thursday. Summarising on a couple of bets from above:

  1. Total Goals Under 3.5 @1.58
  2. Both Teams To Score @ 1.56

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