Dzeko admits facing City will be special for him given his past in England.
The veteran said, "Obviously it will be a special match for me, I spent four and a half wonderful years at Manchester City.
"We won titles, our generation was important for the team that is today. I will have many fans in Istanbul from both sides and it will be good for me. I can't wait to play.
"I think we are a great team. To get to the Champions League final you have to be strong, so we believe in ourselves and know that Manchester City are favourites. They are the best team in the world, that's normal. In the finals it's always 50-50."