Prediction: Manchester City to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Manchester City and RB Leipzig will face each other in the Champions League this week. The Group A game will be held at the Etihad Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Wednesday.

Manchester City

Manchester City reached the final of the Champions League last season. It was the first time ever that City had progressed to the final of Europe’s premier club competition, but they lost to Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Premier League champions City will be looking to go again and will be determined to kick off the new Champions League campaign with a win. The Citizens have been drawn in Group A alongside RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain and Club Bruges.

Team News:

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden could be involved in the match, but goalkeeper Zack Steffen is out because of coronavirus.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig finished second in the Bundesliga last season and will be looking to make a big impact in the Champions League this season. The German outfit reached the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition in 2019-20 and progressed to the Round of 16 last season.

Leipzig will know that finishing in the top four of a group which has Manchester City and PSG is going to be extremely hard, but they do have some good players and will be pushing for a top-two finish.

Team News:

Angelino is likely to start against City.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Manchester City have won their last three competitive games.
  • RB Leipzig have lost their last two competitive games.
  • RB Leipzig have won two of their last five competitive matches.
  • Manchester City have conceded one goal in four Premier League games.
  • RB Leipzig have scored five goals in four Bundesliga games.

Conclusion

RB Leipzig will make it hard for City and will not be easy pushovers. However, City have a superior side who are not conceding goals at the moment and should win in the end.

Prediction: Manchester City to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

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