After an impressive run that ended with a disappointment in the finals, Manchester City embarks on their journey again against RB Leipzig. The match schedules for Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium with kickoff at 10 pm.
The Citizens are on a high gear in the Premier League with three wins in their last three matches. Their last win was a narrow 1-0 victory over Leicester City during the weekend. On the other hand, the opponents are in mixed form with two losses and one win in their last three fixtures in the Bundesliga.
It was an unceremonious moment for Sergio Aguero, who looked set to end his 10-year career at Manchester City by lifting the Champions League trophy. Unfortunately, a first-half goal by Kai Havertz denied Pep Guardiola of lifting the highly coveted acclamation.
However, things seem to have laid to rest with eyes set on making an avenge mission this season. The last time the Citizens lost a game in the group stages dates back to September 2018. Therefore, it remains a tough sail for RB Leipzig.
In addition, RB Leipzig worsened their domestic woes after falling for a 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich. Confidence is running thin at the camp for coach Jesse Marsch. The only silver lining so far came in their 4-0 win over Stuttgart.
This Wednesday’s mark their first ever encounter between the two sides in the Champions League.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Head to Head
Both sides are yet to face against each other at this stage of the competition. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Leicester City 0-1 Man City
- Man City 5-0 Arsenal
- Manchester City 5-0 Norwich City
- Tottenham 1-0 Man City
- Leicester City 1-0 Man City
- RB Leipzig 1-4 Bayern Munich
- VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 RB Leipzig
- RB Leipzig 4-0 Stuttgart
- Mainz 05 1-0 RB Leipzig
- Sandhausen 0-4 RB Leipzig
Manchester City Team News
Major injury boosts for Pep Guardiola this week as both Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne get back to the starting lineup. Benjamin Mendy remains in custory pending a rape and sexual assault charge.
RB Leipzig Team News
Marcelo Saracchi sets for a long time on the sidelines after picking a cruciate ligament rupture. In addition, Marcel Halstenberg continues nursing an ankle problem.
Prediction and Odds
Given their recent pick of form in the domestic league, we expect Pep to continue with the same this Wednesday.
- Man City Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Both Teams to Score