Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg: Man City vs Dynamo KievPublished March 15, 2016 by Sol FH
UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg underway tonight at 19:45 GMT – Manchester City vs Dynamo Kiev.
Manchester City are on the brink of making history in the Champions League tonight if they can beat Dynamo Kiev. It would be the first time for the team to make it to the quarter-finals after having qualified for the tournament in 2011. City's performances in previous years have been lack-luster and inconsistent, but this year, they won their group and are going into tonight's match up 1-3 on aggregate goals from the first leg.
City's latest Premier League performance against 18th place Norwich on Saturday night was an example of the inconsistency that City have struggled with all year, having not scored a goal, which ultimately ended in a scoreless draw.
One of the main reasons for City's poor performance on Saturday was because Yaya Toure was out. He missed two matches – Liverpool and Norwich. Against Liverpool "without Yaya," City lost 3-0. When Toure is at midfield, the team seems to connect way better and look more assured. He will be starting tonight, which is excellent news for Manuel Pelligrini, whom wishes to exit from his job with City after a good showing in the Champions League.
After an injury-plagued season, City have now just three players off the roster. Fabian Delph, Sami Nasri and Kevin de Bruyne are on the road to recovery but will miss tonight's match.
There is little that Dynamo Kiev can do to come back, down 1-3 after the first leg, especially at City. Expect this match to end in Manchester City's favor at 2-1.
Champions League Betting Odds
Bet365 Sports is all over the Champions League and are offering attractive and competitive odds ahead of each match. Tonight, City are the outright favorites at 1.50, whilst Dynamo are at 7.50. Bet365 are also offering in-play odds throughout the entire match. Interactive in-play betting is the best way to increase the potential for massive payouts and they make all games much more exciting to watch, no matter the result.