Manchester City vs RB Leipzig predict line-ups: squad news ahead of Champions League game tonight

Manchester City have lost just one Champions League group game at the Etihad Stadium since the 2015-16 campaign. That defeat came to Lyon in 2018, but other than that they were compelling in the early stages of European competition.

RB Leipzig face the daunting task of making it to Manchester tonight in the hopes of bringing something back to Germany.

But having just been beaten 4-1 by Bayern Munich, the form table points firmly in the direction of the Premier League champions.

Pep Guardiola could host Phil Foden for tonight’s game as he returns from injury. The England international was one of City’s star players last season, especially in Europe.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

When is the match?

The match kicks off at 8 p.m. BST on Wednesday September 15 at the Etihad Stadium.

Where can i look?

The game will be available to watch on BT Sport 3. Subscribers will be able to stream the game on the app or their website.

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Team news

Manchester City will be without goalkeeper Zack Steffen as he remains in his home country, the United States, after contracting coronavirus during the international break. Defender Benjamin Mendy is still suspended by the club after being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Phil Foden could return for the Premier League champions after being included in the squad for their 1-0 win over Leicester this weekend.

Scheduled queues

Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Torres, Grealish.

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Gvardiol; Adams, Haidara, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku; A. Silva.

chances

Man City – 2/7

Draw – 9/2

RB Leipzig – 9/1

Prediction

Leipzig will want to bounce back from their Bundesliga result this weekend when they were beaten 4-1 by champions Bayern Munich. But Manchester City will be more determined than ever to prove a point in Europe this season after coming so close to the trophy in May. 2-0 Man CityHere’s everything you need to know about the game.

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