Manuel Pellegrini took few chances with his team selection on Sunday although Manchester City will definitely have their best XI for Wednesday’s match in Ukraine as they aim to have a run in the Champions League.
The Citizens are 3/10 (Sky Bet) to qualify for the quarter final stage after a favourable draw against Dynamo Kiev, although perhaps the Ukrainian side are being underrated with the 10/3 (bet365) about them going through.
Dynamo edged out Porto to finish second behind Chelsea in qualifying and they were unbeaten at home, with bet365 offering a meaty 5/2 about Serhiy Rebrov’s team claiming a first leg victory.
City are badly out of form after league defeats at home to Leicester and Spurs followed by that FA Cup mauling at Stamford Bridge. However, BetVictor go 13/10 about the English side claiming a first leg victory.
Where there’s Sergio Aguero, there is always a chance and the Argentine is 15/4 (bet365) to break the deadlock in this game, while Raheem Sterling’s pace could cause problems for the opposition and he’s 8/1 (Paddy Power) to open the scoring.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are massive favourites to overcome PSV and you can get 17/20 (Stan James) to claim victory at the Phillips Stadium on Wednesday night.
Diego Simeone’s side are among the best sides in Europe and PSV are as big as 4/1 (bet365) to win their first leg match, with the Dutch side having the confidence of beating Manchester United during the group stage.
However, Atleti have a mean defence and BetVictor go 15/8 about the Spanish side winning to nil and they could be too classy for their opponents. A 1-0 victory for the Madrid side is an 11/2 chance with BetVictor and Simeone will know how to close the game out when leading.
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