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Manchester City take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the sixth and final group game of the Champions League. The Cityzens have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament, but need this win to keep any hopes alive of winning the group and qualifying through in pole position.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.

Overview

The Etihad outfit have been in woeful form off late, losing their Premier League fixture against Stoke City over the weekend and failing to break down the Potters in a morbid evening at the Britannia Stadium. Xherdan Shakiri and Bojan Krkic carved their back four open multiple times and if not for Marko Arnautović's profligacy in front of goal, City could have been three or four down within the first half.

Manuel Pellegrini has to marshal his troop for the fixture and make sure they put in a solid performance ahead of their crucial league fixture against a struggling Swansea next weekend. Sergio Aguero will be absent for the fixture after failing to recover from an injury he picked up against Southampton, but the Chilean will be hoping for a better performance by David Silva, who was back in the City line-up after making a much coveted return to first team action.

Meanwhile, Monchengladbach will be buoyant after defeating Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, taking their unbeaten run to 12 in all competitions. The German club cannot progress in the Champions League, but can make their way into the latter stages of the Europa League with a win.

What managers say

Manuel Pellegrini: "[on Aguero's injury] No, but it is an injury that he cannot work (on). He needs time to recover from that problem but it is not a serious injury, it is a pain injury. We hope (he will return this week) but we must see the way he improves in the next days. When he can run with normality he can work but if he cannot operate with his heel it is very difficult for him to do.''

Andre Schubert: "We are going through a good spell at the moment. The fans should be excited and have expectations. As long as we remain with our feet on the ground, stay cool and maintain our targets, we don't have any problems with that. We know what we have to do. We will do everything we can to put on a great display against a great club.''

Betting odds (888Sport)

  • Manchester City win: 1.65
  • Draw: 4.25
  • Borussia Monchengladbach win: 5

Team news

Manchester City

Possible XI: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Fernando, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bony.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Possible XI: Sommer, Korb, Nordtveit, Christensen, Wendt, Herrmann, Dahoud, Xhaka, Johnson, Stindl, Raffael.