LEIPZIG DREAMING OF KNOCKING MAN CITY OUT
Manchester City turn their focus to Europe as they host RB Leipzig in their UEFA CHAMPIONS League last 16 second leg hoping to progress to the quarters.
The first leg in Germany ended in a 1-1 draw after Josko Gvardiol canceled out Riyad Mahrez’s opener.
City have won all the four matches they have played since then, scoring 10 goals and conceding just once, giving them a boost of confidence.
Leipzig on the other hand have suffered just one defeat since the first leg but are hoping they can get something out of Tuesday night’s clash.
It will be a tough ask as Man City have remarkably not lost in 23 home matches in Europe’s premier competition – winning 21 of them.
After their victory against Tottenham in 2019, Leipzig have lost each of their last three away games against English clubs in the UEFA Champions League.
However, the Germans are unbeaten in their last five matches in the Champions League – their longest such run in the competition since the 2019-20 season.
Pep Guardiola’s side have only won one of their last four games against German opposition and are hoping they can turn this around.
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What time does Man City vs Leipzig start?
The game kicks off at 20 UTC time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Leipzig team news
Despite Phil Foden recovering from a minor issue, he is expected to feature from the bench on the night.
First leg scorer Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish will occupy the attacking positions on the flanks in support of top scorer Erling Haaland.
Kevin De Bruyne will also be recalled to the starting XI to engineer the midfield alongside Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri.
The main change in the Leipzig attack is the absence of Christopher Nkunku, who previously scored a hat-trick at the Etihad.
The rest of the team is likely to remain unchanged as former Chelsea striker Timo Werner leads the attacking line.
Man City vs Leipzig head to head
These two teams have played 3 games against each other. Both have won one a-piece and the other ended in a 1-1 draw.
Man City vs Leipzig current form
The home team are unbeaten in their last 5 games, winning 4 and sharing the spoils in the first leg. Meanwhile, Leipzig have won 3 and lost once in that run.
Man City vs Leipzig prediction
All games pitting these two sides against each other has seen both of them get on the score sheet. This is expected here as well.
However, Man City are tipped to feed off the home advantage and bag all 3 points here.
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