Champions League – Qualification: Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti

Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti Betting Tip and Predictions. In the second leg of the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City host FC Steaua Bucuresti at Etihad. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti.

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Manchester City practically qualified in the group phase of the UEFA Champions League after they smashed FC Steaua Bucuresti 0-5 in the first leg. Result could be even higher, but Aguero missed two penalties. Home side started this season very good. In Premier League they won both matches, while on the other side they reach the group phase of Champions League. On Sunday they are playing at home against West Ham, so their manager Pep Guardiola could make some changes in team and rest some players. Aguero is in the great form with 6 goals in the last three matches in all competitions and he could be the most dangerous player for visitors defence. Even if he would be rested, Manchester City have good attackers who can replace him, such as Nolito and Iheanacho. Guardiola said that Joe Hart and Yaya Toure have a chance to play on this match.

FC Steaua Bucuresti lost at home in the first leg and they know that they don’t have big chances to reach the Champions League this season, but they will play in the group phase of Europa League. Despite the fact that this match is practically over, they have nothing to lose, so I expect their offensive performance. Four days ago they played against city rivals Dinamo Bucuresti 1-1, while on the weekend they will play against 3rd team in league, Pandurii, so their coach could rest some players. In the previous round they’ve eliminated Sparta Prague, but it seems than team from Manchester is a big bite for them.

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Home side miss Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna, Gundogan, Leroy Sane, Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eliaquim Mangala. On the other side, visitors will be without Boldrin (1/0 m), William (1/1 m), Tănase (2/1 m), Toşca (3/0 d), Filip (0/0 d), Pintilii (2/0 m) and Golubović (1/0 f).

Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Adarabioyo, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernando, Navas, Touré, Delph, Nolito, Iheanacho.
FC Steaua Bucuresti: Nita; Enache, Mitrea, Tamas, Momcilovic; Muniru, Achim; Popa, Stanciu, Hamroun; Tudorie.

Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti  Prediction

Result in this match is not important because home side have already reach the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, so I expect an interesting and open match between Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti and at least three goals. Odd for over 2.5 goals is not impressive, but it should be winning.

Manchester City vs FC Steaua Bucuresti Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (Bet365)

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