You won’t see Man City at odds of 23/10 to win at the Etihad on many occasions this season and with Champions League expert Manuel Pellegrini in charge they can overcome last year’s winners Bayern Munich in the new gaffer’s first home European tie at the club.
The Bavarians are 11/10 to leave the north west with all three points and the draw is at 12/5.
Pellegrini has lost just one out of 22 Champions League home games.
A defeat against AC Milan during his solitary season in charge of Real Madrid is the only time the City chief has lost when his teams have hosted in Europe’s elite competition.
At Villareal and Malaga Pellegrini’s sides went unbeaten at home through three separate Champions League campaigns and he has led teams to victory on 11 out of 22 occasions when hosting in this tournament.
Pep Guardiola has lost two and drawn two out of four away matches against English teams.
The former Barcelona boss may have had the upper hand in his two Champions League final victories over City’s rivals Man Utd, but visits to Stamford Bridge and the Emirates have proved less fruitful.
Guardiola has now failed to beat Chelsea in 90 minutes in five attempts as a manager after the 2-2 draw in the European Super Cup recently, which Bayern came through 5-4 on penalties.
City have won 11 of their last 12 games at the Etihad Stadium.
The anomalous 3-2 loss to Norwich on the last day of the 2012/13 campaign – when City had already been beaten in the FA Cup final and had nothing left to play for in the league – is the only time the blue half of Manchester haven’t won in a dozen competitive matches at home.
City have scored a whopping 36 goals in that run for the concession of just five and with danger duo Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure – who have 10 goals between them in this campaign – set to start this match they can make it 12 home wins out of 13 against Bayern.