Manchester City v Feyenoord
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 19:45
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Manchester City extend unbeaten streak
Manchester City extended their unbeaten streak to 24 matches across all competitions (W20-D4-L) following their 2-0 triumph at Leicester on Saturday afternoon. The Citizens have already sealed a place in the Last 16 of the Champions League and are therefore expected to rest and rotate here.
Pep Guardiola will be without John Stones until the end of January after picking up a hamstring injury at the weekend but Vincent Kompany is available again and Nicolas Otamendi returns from suspension. Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero may given a start having been left on the bench on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Yaya Toure and Ilkay Gundogan are all hoping to be named in the starting XI whilst teenagers Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden are also likely to be considered for first-team duty on Tuesday.
Feyenoord making up the numbers
Feyenoord ended 18 years of hurt by finally lifting the Eredivisie title last term but the top dogs in Holland saw key defenders Terence Kongolo and Rick Karsdorp depart, whilst winger Eljero Elia also left the club and influential captain Dirk Kuyt retired.
The Rotterdammers have struggled in their battle to stay top of the tree domestically with injuries and squad size catching up. Meanwhile, Giovanni van Bronckhorst's boys have been out-classed on the continental stage.
The visitors are without suspended Karim El Ahmadi this midweek, as well as Eric Botteghin, Jan-Arie van der Heijden and Sven van Beek as they bid to avenge their thumping 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City back in September.
Citizens prohibitively short-priced
Manchester City have already qualified from Group F and although Pep Guardiola is expected to heavily rotate here, the layers are keeping the Citizens at an understandably prohibitively short price at 1.14.
The hosts are unbeaten in 12 (W9-D3-L0) Etihad outings in the Champions League and have claimed seven successive home victories in Europe and the Premier League here by an aggregate 27-4.
Feyenoord 23.00 have lost all three of their pool fixtures thus far, conceding three goals at both Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk. The Dutch outfit have won just three of their past 14 games - two of which arrived against lower league opposition - so it's hard to find the faith in the Eredivisie champions.
The Asian Handicap mark has been set at 2.5 1.99 and with City scoring at least three goals in their last five league outings here, it's best to keep the rampant Citizens side onside.
The market clearly expects a high-scoring encounter at the Etihad but it may pay to oppose goals with City fielding a second-string side. The home side have only beaten the Over 3.5 Goals line in four of their nine home fixtures this season so taking Under 3.5 Goals at 2.32 may appeal.
However, Feyenoord have scored in nine of their last 10 matches across all competitions, including away trips at Napoli and Shakhtar, making the 2.28 available on a Man City win alongside Both Teams To Score the preferred option.
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