Match: Steaua Bucureşti – Manchester City Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
Manchester City began his participation in the Champions League with the visit of the Romanian Steaua Bucureşti.
The team of Steaua is in a great series of 10 matches unbeaten in all competitions. In the Champions League Steaua started in the third qualifying round, where they face Sparta Prague. In the first match, Steaua was a guest and make 1:1. In the rematch they win with 2:0 and so secure a minimum participation in the Europa League. Steaua was part of the group stage of the most prestigious European club competition for the last time in season 2013/14. Then they had a far easier opponent in the playoffs face Legia Warsaw, while in the confrontation seem doomed against Manchester City.
Manchester City won with 2:1 against Sunderland in the official debut of Pep Guardiola. The success of “The Citizens” in the first round of the Premier League, however, came hard after their rival scored an own goal in the game.
Guardiola certainly not be pleased with the play of the team in this match after all his stars on the field his team was not at all convincing. The only consolation for it may be that this is the first game of the season and pending trip to Steaua, his players may have been more frugal.
Manchester City have to play a much stronger match in Bucharest if they want to take advance before the second leg of “Etihad” next week. They are the favorite to win the upcoming game but expect to have a lot of problems. Steaua clean sheet at home against Sparta Prague and I think it will play again a good game in defense, so under 2.5 goals is a good option for this match.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 21/20 (2.05) with Bet365