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Manchester City v Steaua Bucharest tips - City to put in a professional performance

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring in the first leg of this tie (credit: Getty Images)
Manchester City are on the brink of qualifying for the group stages of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, as they hold a commanding 5-0 advantage over Steaua Bucharest ahead of the second leg of their Play-Off at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

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In all fairness, it would take something truly extraordinary for City not to qualify from this position, with Sky Bet offering a huge 1/10000 on them advancing to the competition proper.

Sergio Aguero has been on fire at the start of this season under Pep Guardiola. The Argentine netted a hat-trick in Romania and could have added to his tally had he not missed two penalties earlier in the first leg, while David Silva and Nolito completed the scoring.

Aguero was also on target with a brace in the 4-1 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday – meaning he has netted six goals in three matches so far this term – and BetVictor have priced 12/5 on him opening the scoring here.

Although Guardiola’s men are effectively assured to win this tie, the manager is unlikely to ring the changes as he will encourage his side to continue their momentum and put in a professional performance as if the scoreline was still 0-0.

However, having conceded in each of their two league matches, it may be worth considering a 3-1 victory in City’s favour at 21/2 with BetVictor.

Despite the tie being all but beyond Steaua, Laurentiu Reghecampf will still be urging his side to put up a valiant display at the very least in the return leg.

Even with an aggregate defeat looming and meaning they will miss out on the Champions League for the third year running, the Red and Blues will still have the Europa League to look forward to this season.

They have started their domestic charge strongly with three wins and a draw from their opening four matches, while a 1-1 stalemate with Dinamo Bucharest on Saturday means they could move above their rivals to the top of Liga I by winning their game in hand.

European Cup winners in 1986, BetVictor are offering 19/1 on them leaving England with a victory.

The second leg at the Etihad Stadium kicks off at 7.45pm BST on Wednesday, with the aggregate winners progressing to the group stages of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League.

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Manchester City v Steaua Bucharest tips - City to put in a professional performance

Manchester City are on the brink of qualifying for the group stages of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League, as they hold a commanding 5-0 advantage over Steaua Bucharest ahead of the second leg of their Play-Off at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

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