Similar to Manchester City's recent win, Dortmund is also coming off a win following their 5-0 evisceration of Monchengladbach. Dortmund—who are underdogs in this upcoming matchup—look to upset a Manchester City team that has never lost against a UEFA opponent in over 17 matches at Eithad Stadium.
Where: Eithad Stadium, Manchester, England
When: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2:30 PM EST
Where to watch: Live on Fox Soccer Channel
Fresh off their 5-0 win against Monchengladbach, Dortmund will look to keep their momentum going and fire off all cylinders if they are to have a chance against Manchester City. After a draw against Frankfurt and a 3-2 loss to Hamburger, the bounce-back win was huge for Dortmund.
If Dortmund has any hopes of an upset against Manchester City, they will have to maintain their confidence and ensure they can stave off a possible onslaught, as their shaky defense has led to blown leads—similar to what happened in their recent match against Frankfurt.
Who will win this match-up?
Marco Reus had a big game in the Monchengladbach victory with two goals, and the club will undoubtedly need another inspired offensive effort collectively.
Also coming off of a key bounce-back win themselves, Manchester City definitely needed a jolt akin to Dortmund’s win over Monchengladbach.
After Dortmund’s CEO had some choice words concerning Manchester City’s front-office in a statement to Kicker Magazine (via sportlive.com), there will certainly be some added motivation for a Manchester City team poised to earn a crucial victory against their Group D rival.
After an electrifying win against Fulham, a home match against Dortmund is exactly what Manchester City needs, as they look to feed off this recent win to keep their impressive home streak alive this Wednesday.
Against Fulham, Edin Dzeko made an impact off the bench as he scored to secure the 2-1 win and wake up a Manchester City team that will look to come out swinging from the start against Dortmund.
Ultimately, it will be an incredible battle that will feature two hungry teams desperate for a key win.
Manchester City continues to remain impressive at home with a 2-1 victory over Dortmund.