The Citizens didn’t have any problems at all in their last Champions League campaign appearance when they managed to progress further, winning over Gladbach with a routine 2:0 result in both matches.
They are approaching this clash with well-deserved confidence, as they practically secured their title this season, having fourteen points more than their closest Manchester United.
In addition, Manchester City was victorious in their latest clash last Saturday against Leicester when they outplayed them with a 0:2 result away from home, and have every reason to welcome the German squad with their heads up high.
The Citizens should have no fresh injury worries, being able to field up their strongest squad.
The Millionaires, on the other hand, had a bit more difficult path to this quarter-finals, as they had some problems in progressing further over Sevilla.
The first match proved to be crucial when they recorded a 2:3 victory in Spain, while in the second, they had a 2:2 home draw, actually not putting the progress in doubt as they had a 2:0 lead throughout the game.
In Bundesliga, Dortmund holds the 5th spot, having two consecutive matches without a positive result and appeared quite insecure in their last one when they made a setback and suffer a 1:2 home loss against Eintracht.
The Germans will miss central-back Zagadou (9/0), midfielder Witsel (15/0), offensive midfielder Sancho (21/6) and forward Moukoko (14/3).
Clear favorite and no passivity
There’s no doubt that the Citizens are clear favorites here and should be able to get a convincing lead ahead of the second clash. The German team simply isn’t up to the desired level for this phase of the competition and it’s difficult to see them in an impressive performance. Dortmund might score, but even if they don’t, the hosts are more than able to score three alone.