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Michael Owen has stated his prediction for the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.
Both sides will be hoping to secure their place in the next stage of the European top tier when they face each other on Tuesday night for the first leg.
And speaking about the upcoming clash, Owen has backed Pep Guardiola’s side to beat the German rivals with a score of 4 – 1.
“Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad ahead of a match, which on paper, has the potential to be a classic,” the pundit said.
“Although a few years have passed, Pep Guardiola is no stranger to the Germans after going head-to-head with them on multiple occasions whilst manager of rivals Bayern Munich.
“This time round, Guardiola’s City side are on the cusp of greatness as they remain on course in all competitions. It’s 26 wins in their last 27 for the Citizens, and with the visitors arriving here in poor form, they’ll be confident of notching a 1st leg victory.
“Dortmund lost at the weekend, making it one win in five matches. So, it makes it hard to argue against anything other than a home win.
“With that in mind, if City are at their very best, I can see them putting the tie to bed on the night.”