Manchester City vs Dortmund PREVIEW & PREDICTION 21/07/2018


Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund meet at Soldier Field, in a match for this phase of the International Champions Cup (Regular Season). There is only one record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 07-28-2016, which ended with the victory of Manchester City by (5-6), in the shoot-off on penalties.

Manchester City:

Manchester City play their first match in this edition of the International Champions Cup with the intention of achieving a positive result. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they beat Southampton by (0-1). In the last 10 matches Manchester City has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their matches there is a tendency for goals, since 43 of the last 62 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to rest in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.

Manchester City had a very positive 2017/2018 season. He won the Championship of England and the League Cup and reached the semifinals of the Champions League. For this new season the English are very calm in what refers to transfers, having fixed until now the Algerian end Riyad Mahrez. In this first friendly game of the preseason, coach Pep Guardiola will have to keep the team in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the left flank: Sané is very fast and competent in transport of the ball towards the attack. For this friendly the Spanish coach still can not count on Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Agüero, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, players who had the service of their selections in the 2018 World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund:

Borussia Dortmund play their first match in this edition of the International Champions Cup with the intention of achieving a positive result. The team comes to this match after a victory with Austria Vienna by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their matches, since 50 of the last 58 matches they played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Borussia Dortmund went through many difficulties in the previous season. In addition to the modest 4th position of the German Championship, he did not go beyond the group stage of the Champions League and was eliminated in the last 16 of the German Cup. We remember that the Germans had two coaches last year: Peter Bosz and Peter Stoger. In the last friendly played Dortmund beat Austria Vienna 0-1: Alexander Isak scored the only goal of the match. In this game against Manchester City, new coach Lucien Favre must play in 4-4-2, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks by the flanks. Abdou Diallo, Delaney, Wolf and Hakimi were some of the hirings of Borussia Dortmund for this season.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.49