Manchester City hosts Monaco for the first leg of the Round of 16 fixture of the Champions league at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City plays in the English Premier league and are currently second on the table with 52 points from 25 games, eight points below Chelsea and two points above Tottenham. On the other hand we have Monaco who plays in the French Ligue 1 and are currently top of the table with 59 points from 26 games, three points above Nice.
22nd February, 2017
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City are going strong in the Premier league but they are still eight points behind the league leaders Chelsea. They have 52 points from 16 wins, four draws and five losses, scoring 51 goals and conceding 29 goals in total. They will be facing Moncao for the first time ever in a competitive game. They have never lost to a French opposition in European competition, winning one and drawing two. Manchester City played against the Championship side Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup and was able to manage a draw out of it and are forced to play them again. Manchester City have won their Champions league group stage only once in their six participations. They are unbeaten in their last eight Champions league home games, winning five and drawing three.
Monaco are top of the table in the Ligue 1 and are three points clear. They have 59 points from 26 games, winning 18, drawing five and losing three in total. Radamel Falcao is their top scorer in the league with 16 goals to his name and Valere Germain has eight goals to his name as well. Monaco have only lost one of their last five Champions league away games against English opponents. Monaco have topped their group four times now. Monaco have lost five of their last seven Champions league knockout games, winning one and drawing one. Monaco have won three games and drew two out of their last five games in the league. They played against SC Bastia in their previous game and drew the game by 1-1.
Caballero, Fernandinho, Stones, Kolarov, Sagna, Toure, De Bruyne, Silva, Jesus, Sane, Sterling
Subasic, Toure, Jemerson, Mendy, Glik, Lemar, Silva, Moutinho, Bakayoko, Germain, Falcao
Match Result Prediction
Manchester City are very strong and playing at home gives them the advantage. Monaco are going into the game as underdogs and will try their best.
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