Feyenoord vs Manchester City – Wednesday 13th September 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sports 

Feyenoord are 13/2 with Michiel Kramer at 8/1 to score first.

Feyenoord face Man City at the De Kuip Stadium on Wednesday evening, in the first round of Champions League group stage matches this season.

The Dutch champions come into this match on the back of a 4-2 win against Heracles Almelo, an excellent result.

Steven Berghuis (22, 29) scored a first half double for the visitors, with Heracles defence ruthlessly exposed.

Jean-Paul Boëtius (33) made it 3-0 less than four minutes later, with all three points secured.

Reuven Niemeijer scored a second half double for Heracles (73, 81), with his second goal coming from the penalty spot.

Sam Larsson made it 4-2 to the visitors in the dying minutes of the match (90+3), with a right footed finish.

Early Favourites

Feyenoord have enjoyed an exceptional start to the season, with a 100% record in their opening four games.

They have scored twelve goals in those four matches, conceding just the three goals, they are in fine form.

The Dutch side find themselves in a tough group, with Man City, Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk.

A win against City would be an excellent achievement, it will be a tough match against Guardiola's side.

 

Feyenoord Underdogs

The Dutch side come into this match as underdogs, with City's pedigree informing the odds.

Feyenoord will be looking to continue their 100% start to their season, with five wins in five games.

This is the first competitive fixture between the two sides.

Defining Win

The Sky Blues come into this match in excellent form, after stuffing a poor Liverpool side 5-0 at the Etihad.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for City (24), in the process becoming the most prolific non-European striker in the Premier League.

The game turned on it's head in the 37th minute, when Sadio Mane was given a straight red card for a high boot on Ederson.

City ruthlessly exposed the one man advantage, with Gabriel de Jesus (45+6) making it 2-0 before the break.

The Brazillian made it 3-0 just after half time (53), with City running riot and Liverpool's defence collapsing.

Substitute Leroy Sane scored a late double to add insult to injury for Liverpool (77, 90+1), the second strike an excellent finish to make it 5-0.

Huge Statement

Guardiola's men have made a huge statement with that victory, inflicting Jurgen Klopp's heaviest ever defeat as Liverpool manager.

The pressure is on Guardiola to produce a trophy this season, the primary target must be to win the Premier League.

City will also be looking to make inroads in the Champions League, they were knocked out by free scoring Monaco last season.

 

City Favourites

Manchester City come into this match as the favourites, with the Sky Blues pedigree informing the bookies.

Guardiola's side will be looking to win this opening fixture and top the group, with City one of the favourites to win the CL.

City will be looking to secure their first win against Feyenoord in their first fixture against the Dutch side.

Man City are 2/5 with Sergio Aguero at 11/4 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 3/1

Tip 2 – City to win 2-1 @ 7/1

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