One of the most highly anticipated second leg clashes in the Champions League takes place this week as Manchester City look to make it a double over Paris Saint Germaine at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday with kickoff at 10 pm.
Pep Guardiola managed to secure two important away goals last time at Parc des Princes. Marqunhos terrific head got cancelled by a Kevin de Bruyne strike and equalized with a heart-throbbing Riyad Mahrez freekick.
Both sides come into the clash on the back of successive domestic weekends, with Man City overcoming Crystal Palace 2-0 while PSG kept their title hopes alive with a 2-1 win over Lens.
Manchester City was on course to lift the Premier League title this weekend if Liverpool inflicted a win over long-term rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, the match remains postponed after fans protests hit the stadium.
Moreover, Pep Guardiola cherishes that their next win in the Premier League lands them the title for the third time in the last seven years. It was another successful weekend for the Citizens, with Sergio Aguero finding the back of the net.
In contrast, Pochettino might not have his hands on the Ligue 1 title, especially with a spirited fight from Lille. Only one point separates the two teams in the race with three games remaining.
Man City vs PSG Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other, with Man City taking two wins while PSG without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
- PSG 1-2 Man City
- Man City 1-0 Tottenham
- Aston Villa 1-2 Man City
- Chelsea 1-0 Man City
- PSG 2-1 Lens
- PSG 1-2 Man City
- Metz 1-3 PSG
- PSG 5-0 Angers
- PSG 3-2 St. Etienne
Manchester City Team News
The only absentee at the camp is the late illness for Eric Garcia, but Pep Guardiola boasts of a fully fit squad. John Stones heads into the clash after serving a domestic suspension. Even after getting rest during the weekend, Ruben Dias returns to the fold to replace Nathan Ake.
PSG Team News
Mbappe’s name was nowhere to be seen in the starting lineup against Lens last weekend. Pochettino remains optimistic the French International will overcome a tight calf issue to feature. Idrissa Gueye picked up a red card, thus giving Perreira a chance to deputize him in the middle of the park.
Prediction and Odds
City might get temptations to sit back and defend; however, Pep’s reputation precedes him; thus, we expect another showdown.
- Correct Score: 1-1
- Goals Under 3.5