Manchester City went out all-guns blazing against Monaco in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 clash - a tie they won 5-3. And while the Ligue 1 leaders gave the Etihad Stadium outfit a heart attack last time out, the end-to-end affair was sure to have entertained neutrals across the world.
The warning signs that the French outfit know a thing or two about scoring ahead of Wednesday’s second-leg at Stade Louis II are likely not to go unheeded by Pep Guardiola. That Leonardo Jardim’s hosts only need to score two or more goals is perhaps reflected in existing odds of 1/6 (1.17) .
But Betfair is offering new customers the chance to throw their faith behind the Catalan’s charges and back them at the boosted price of 5/1 (6.00) . To take up this huge price increase simply register using the link provided, back City to qualify at the usual odds shown on site and if they do so, the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value of 5/1 (6.00) at the final whistle. Winnings paid in free bets. T&C's apply.
Given Guardiola’s experience in navigating such complicated situations in Europe’s premier club competition with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, City are expected to adapt their tactics and adjust to their circumstances.
Led by rejuvenated frontman Sergio Aguero - only Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski have scored more than the Argentine’s five - a crucial away goal is not beyond the visitors’ reach given the fact leaky Monaco have only kept a single clean sheet in Europe this term.
With Aguero supported by Raheem Sterling, who has been directly involved in 10 goals across his last nine Champions League starts, the hosts genuinely look capable of outscoring any of Europe’s elite.
Unbeaten in four games against French opposition to date, City appear on course to hand their hosts their seventh exit in nine appearances at the last-16 stage, making the enhanced odds of 5/1 (6.00) for new Betfair customers certainly generous.