On the one hand, Manchester City have scored an impressive eleven goals at the halfway stage of the Champions League group stage. On the other, the champions of England trail Paris Saint-Germain by a single point and will not want to go through to the last sixteen stage as runners-up considering that they will play a group winner.

This should be a relatively comfortable victory for Pep Guardiola’s side considering that the Citizens won 5-1 in Belgium, with Riyad Mahrez scoring a brace in this game and the Algerian could be among the goals again this time around. Cole Palmer could also be involved although there’s a chance to get a bigger price.

Club Bruges would rather be hung for a lion rather than a sheep and, with this in mind, they have little to lose from having a crack at the Etihad Stadium. Realistically, Philippe Clement knows that third place is the best his team can hope for and that would mean a Europa League spot.

Therefore, we will play the Man City win and BTTS Yes, with the home side not too concerned about keeping a clean sheet, as can be seen by the fact that none of the previous three games have come by achieving a shut-out.

BETTING VERDICT

Man City + BTTS Yes

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