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After having finished the World Cup, the first friendly matches arrive for the top European teams. This time will face two sets of weight and hierarchy, whose football philosophy has always been to seek the goal. Therefore, so many substitutes align from the initial stage, we believe that the bet “both teams score” is interesting to bet. Remember that the “Citizens” have a style of play defined by the presence of Guardiola and that the Germans will not speculate thanks to the proposal of the newcomer Lucien Favre.
The English are the current champions of the Premier League thanks to the style of Pep Guardiola, which has as main objective to win the Champions League. It has a great staff, which has been reinforced with the arrival of the Algerian Mahrez, who shone a couple of seasons ago in the champion Leicester. Now the goal of the Spanish coach is to strengthen the team from the psychological and avoid what happened a few months ago when the “Citizens” were eliminated by Liverpool in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. As an added fact we tell you that Yaya Touré left the club after several years of permanence, being practically erased by Pep.
For this game it is expected that the main figures of the club are available, among which the goalkeeper Ederson, the defender Laporte, the Gundogan flyers, David Silva, Leroy Sané, Bernardo Silva, and striker Sergio Aguero stand out. The following players will not be present in this duel due to post-World Cup rest: Stones, Kompany, Walker, Mendy, Fernandinho, Delph, Sterling, De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus. As an extra fact you should know that the Brazilian side Danilo is injured. Finally, remember that Guardiola is expected to use several homegrown players to try them out and see if they can be useful in tournaments like the League Cup and the FA Cup.
The Germans want to return to being a competitive and respectful team in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League, wanting to leave behind the irregularity shown in recent seasons. To achieve this goal they have hired technician Lucien Favre, who will seek to maintain the team’s well-rounded philosophy and add a dose of balance to high level rivals. The process has already started and it was a good way with the 0-1 victory against Austria Vienna (goal scored at 35 ‘minutes of the initial stage). At the moment the players who participated in the World Cup have not been used, but the rest of the squad has started with all the preseason. In this group stand out Christian Pulisic, Mario Gotze, Jadon Sancho, Maximilian Philipp, Mahmoud Dahoud, Rode, Sahin, Toprak, Zagadou and Schürrle.
If we talk about reinforcements, the German team has made some signings this summer, managing to sign Marwin Hitz, Marius Wolf and Abdou Diallo. Between the injured of certain gravity that will not be used in this party appears the talented steering wheel Julian Weigl (problems in the adductor). They left the institution the archer Roman Weidenfeller (retired), the defenses Sokratis and Durm, the fliers Mikel Merino, Gonzalo Castro and forward Yarmolenko. The following friendlies of Dortmund in these weeks will be against Liverpool, Benfica, Napoli and Lazio.
The last showdown between the English and Germans took place in the 2016 International Champions Cup. On that occasion, the friendly match was played in China and the final score was equal to one goal per side (0-0 in the first 45 ‘minutes). of game, falling just the goals in the absence of few minutes for the final whistle). It should be noted that Tuchel and Guardiola made many changes in the second stage, being possible that this is repeated again in the duel to be played at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Manchester City vs Dortmund head to head matches
28.07.16 ICC Dortmund Manchester City 1 : 2 (1 : 1)
04.12.12 CL Dortmund Manchester City 1 : 0
03.10.12 CL Manchester City Dortmund 1 : 1