Club Brugge v Man City betting tips: City hope for clean sheet
Preview and odds for Tuesday’s Champions League clash
Champions League runners-up Manchester City continue their European campaign against Belgian side Club Brugge and we have examined the odds to bring you some Club Brugge v Man City betting tips.
City were favourites to win last season’s final in Porto but lost 1-0 to Chelsea while Brugge were knocked out of last season’s Europa League at the Round of 32 stage.
Tuesday’s game takes place at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges and is live on BT Sport 2, with a 5.45pm kick-off.
Club Brugge v Man City match odds
City were beaten by PSG in their previous Champions League game, losing 2-0 at the Parc des Princes.
They sit third in the table with the visitors a point above them in Group A following their 2-1 win at RB Leipzig on matchday two. That came on the back of a 1-1 home draw with PSG.
City opened their European campaign with a 6-3 home win over RB Leipzig and are 2/7 to triumph in Belgium.
Boss Pep Guardiola has only lost consecutive away games in the competition once previously, with those two games coming in the 2014-15 season when in charge of Bayern Munich.
The hosts have not overcome English opposition in their last 12 previous attempts (D3 L9) since beating Chelsea 1-0 in the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1995.
Club Brugge are 10/1 to win, despite being unbeaten in their last four group stage games (W2 D2). They have only once before gone five consecutive Champions League games without defeat.
City have drawn just one of their last 18 Champions League games and it is 9/2 this game ends in a stalemate.
Club Brugge v Man City head-to-head
This is the first meeting between Club Brugge and Manchester City in European competition, with the Citizens the 11th different English side Brugge have faced in Europe.
City have won five of their six European matches against Belgian opposition, losing their other game 2-0 to Standard Liege in the UEFA Cup in November 1978.
They have not faced a Belgian opponent since defeating KSC Lokeren 1-0 away in October 2003.
City won five of their six away games in Europe last season following a 0-0 draw at Porto, their sole defeat coming at the hands of Chelsea.
It is 16/1 the game ends goalless in the Club Brugge v Man City betting tips.
Club Brugge v Man City key battles
While the odds would suggest City should win this clash, Guardiola must be worried his side are conceding.
Since keeping seven consecutive clean sheets in the UEFA Champions League between October 2020 and March 2021, City have only kept one in their last seven games in the competition.
They’ve conceded at least two goals in each of their last two (three to RB Leipzig and two to PSG) so it is 9/5 they win but concede and 11/10 City win to nil in the Club Brugge v Man City betting tips.
City’s firepower is well-known but they will still be wary of Hans Vanaken, who has scored in each of his last four Champions League appearances for Club Brugge and could be of interest in the anytime scorer market.
All odds and markets are correct at the time of publication