Being eliminated from FA Cup following a disappointing 5-1 defeat over Chelsea put Manchester City under some pressure ahead of their midweek Champions League tie against Dynamo Kyiv this Wednesday, February 24.
Resting some of their main players on that defeat, football fans will be waiting on whether that tactic turn out positive for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Aside from offering potentially entertaining encounter, this tie can also be an option for betting enthusiasts who are keen on placing their money.
Getting back into the tie, playing at home in that Champions League knock stage first leg, Dynamo Kyiv will give their all to grab an advantage over their opponent.
The Ukraine champion might not be considered as favorite in their match up against City, but they have a strong team spirit and enough quality to cause threat for Pellegrini’s team.
Meanwhile, Man City’s situation starting to look rather lethargic following confirmation about Pellegrini’s departure by the end of season.
Many critics arriving towards the Etihad based outfit questioning their commitment in battling to win titles until the end of season.
However, those negative remarks can be slightly erased should Sergio Aguero and co can produce a positive performance this Wednesday.
Having yet to reach their target of going deep in the Champions League, this season could be the best possible moment for Man City, that’s why they must regained their composure against Kyiv.
According to the latest bookies, Pellegrini’s men are slightly favored in getting all three points in that first leg with the odds for that result placed at 2.25.
Kyiv’s chance in entertaining their home crowd with a victory is only valued at 3.50, which is a little lower compared to potential draw result set at 3.40.