The current Champions League holders have won all four of their matches so far, with City winning three. A victory or draw this evening will see City qualify for the next round.
Manuel Pellegrini's side come into this match after demolishing Tottenham Hotspur 6-0 at home at the weekend.
City bounced back in style after losing away to Sunderland before the international break, showing that despite problems on the road, they are still a match for anyone on their own turf. William Hill price them as clear favourites tonight at 1/6 (1.67).
Viktoria Plzen are battling it out with Sparta Prague in the Czech Liga, currently sitting in second position, four points adrift of the table toppers. Pavel Vrba's side have been unable to set the Champions League alight this season, losing all four matches, scoring just two goals and conceding 12.
After losing to City 3-0 in the reverse fixture they come into this match as huge underdogs, with William Hill pricing them at 16/1 (17.00) to record an unlikely win. The same firm price the draw at 6/1 (7.00).
Looking at the anytime goal scorer market, it's tough to back any of City's strikers to score in 90 minutes, with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo both too short at 2/5 (1.40) with William Hill. Jesus Navas, City's two goal hero on Sunday may be worth a small investment at 9/4 (3.25), but with Pellegrini likely to make changes, it's sensible to wait until the team sheets are released before making a selection.
A bet that does stand out is over 3.5 goals in the match at a generous 21/20 (2.05) with William Hill. City have been in fine goal scoring form at home in recent weeks, netting 21 goals in their last four matches at the Etihad. With this bet paying out in eight of their nine home matches this season, it's certainly worth backing this against opposition that they should comfortably get the better of.
|Over 3.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) 3pt stake with William Hill
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