Competition: Champions League
Market: Man City to win against Steaua Bucharest
Odds: 4/9 @ Bet 365
Manchester City travel to the Stadionul Național to face Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs tonight, and are favourites to come away with a win to take to the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.
Home side Steaua are currently second in the Romanian Liga I with maximum points from their first three games this season, and will be hard to beat in their own backyard. Bucharest finished second in the division last season, boasting 15 home wins from 23, but City will be a different proposition.
The Sky Blues won their Premier League opener and are sure to be well-drilled under new manager Pep Guardiola with how meticulous the Spanish coach is in his pre-match preparation. Manchester City have an enviable attack and are desperate for Champions League football so they’ll be looking to win at the Stadionul Național.
City would be resounding favourites to win the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, so a draw tonight wouldn’t be the worst result, especially with Steaua such a formidable side in their own backyard. However, the gulf in class between the two sees Bet 365 giving odds of 4/9 for Man City to win against Bucharest.
Bet: Manchester City to win against Steaua Bucharest in tonight’s Champions League qualifiers @ 4/9 with Bet 365 >>