class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Pep Guardiola's side have struggled for goals in recent Premier League fixtures and our tipster is backing a tight affair in the Champions League
Manchester City are looking to make it two wins from two in the Champions League group stage when they travel to Marseille on Tuesday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s side recovered from a goal down to beat Porto 3-1 at home last week, putting them in good stead for their clash at the Stade Velodrome.
Marseille vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Man City have won three of their last four away games in the Champions League and bet365 make them 2/5 (1.40) favourites to take their points tally to six.
An injury-time goal meant Marseille lost 1-0 at Olympiakos last week and they are 13/2 (7.50) outsiders to win their first game in this competition since February 2012, having lost their last 10.
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The hosts have drawn two of their last three Ligue 1 games at Stade Velodrome this season and a welcome point is priced at 15/4 (4.75).
Marseille vs Manchester City Team News
Sergio Aguero went off at half-time in City’s 1-1 draw at West Ham at the weekend, meaning he joins Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho on the injury list.
Former Hammer Dimitri Payet was suspended for Marseille’s win at Lorient on Saturday but is available for this match, meaning Andre Villas-Boas can select his strongest eleven.
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City have topped their Champions League group in each of the last three seasons, winning 13 and losing just two of their 18 games in that time and picking up 20 of a possible 27 points away from home.
Guardiola’s side showed good resolve to recover from a goal down last week and see off Porto 3-1 thanks to two second-half strikes, and they might have to show similar patience on Tuesday.
Marseille have shipped only five goals in their last six games in all competitions and will be aiming to keep things tight once again, especially against a City team who have only scored three goals in their last three league games.
Marseille vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
The absence of Aguero and Jesus leaves Guardiola without a recognised striker against a strong defence, and so the 11/8 (2.38) price from bet365 on under 2.5 goals looks a strong selection for this Champions League game.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.