Monaco v Manchester City Betting: Back Pep's prolific men to expose hosts

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With the Ligue 1 leaders forced to come out and chase the game, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to take advantage in a high-scoring clash

Monaco will be aiming to overturn a 5-3 first leg deficit when they welcome Manchester City to the Stade Louis II for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 clash.

Having won 20 and lost just one of their 23 home matches this season, Leonardo Jardim’s men are available at 8/5 (2.60) with Betfair Sportsbook to keep their hopes for European glory alive by coming out on top here.

However, with eight wins and no defeats to their name in their last 11 fixtures, the Citizens are also priced at 8/5 (2.60) to make sure of their place in the quarter-finals by securing another victory in this one.

Leroy Sane Manchester City

Two of the guests’ three away games in this season’s competition have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 27/10 (3.70) on them securing another stalemate this time out.

While all 20 teams to have scored three goals away from home in the first leg have progressed to the next stage in the competition’s current format, Les Rouges et Blancs remain outsiders due to a late rally by Pep Guardiola’s team at the Etihad Stadium.

Leading 3-2 just after the hour mark, the Ligue 1 leaders conceded three times in the final 20 minutes of an unusually open first leg to leave their Champions League ambitions hanging in the balance.

GFX Monaco Man City betting

Although they will feel confident of scoring the two goals required to level the tie on aggregate considering they have scored 72 times in 23 home games this campaign, the hosts’ need to attack will inevitably leave them exposed at the back.

With the pace and skill of Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling combining well with a rejuvenated Sergio Aguero, City are more than capable of capitalising on any space left in behind by the Monaco defence.

With this in mind, odds of 21/20 (2.05) seem secure on over 3.5 goals being scored in another entertaining encounter between two attack-minded teams.

Over 3.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 21/20 (2.05) with Betfair Sportsbook

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