For the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Borussia Dortmund battle Manchester City on April 15th. Before they kick off at 12:30 AM IST tonight, here are the Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City predicted line-ups.
On the other hand, Dortmund are staggering in their local Bundesliga season too. Moreover, their star youth Erling Haaland is facing a draught of goals, for Dortmund or for Norway, like never before. He has not scored in six matches, which is the longest he’s gone without a goal since joining Bundesliga.
Now though, Haaland may get to redeem himself, in the UCL quarterfinals, no less, if he is on the roster.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City Predicted Line-ups:
Haaland is likely to be on the Dortmund attack tonight. However, he companion in scoring, Jadon Sancho, won’t be at the German team’s disposal. Despite the fact that he returned to training after six weeks of a thigh injury, he isn’t ready to play.
Marco Reus, who scored the singular goal for Dortmund in the first leg, may be out too. He also may not be fit enough to accompany Mats Hummels.
So, the predicted team to start is:
Starting XI (4-3-3): Hitz; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Bellingham, Dahoud; Knauff, Haaland, Reus
Meanwhile, top City players risked their fitness on the weekend to fight Leeds, only to lose 1-2.
This was a risk Pep Guardiola took to finish EPL well, and now, it may not cost him many players. Ruben Dias, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne may all well return to play tonight.
So, Manchester City’s probable line-up will look as follows:
Starting XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden