The Champions League quarterfinals are here and Manchester City will get theirs underway in a heated contest against Bayern Munich.
The English Premier League champions hammered RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate in the round of 16 and are now set for another German test.
Bayern on the other hand beat PSG 3-0 in the two-legged round of 16 clash and now face a tougher test in Pep Guardiola’s side.
Erling Haaland has scored 10 goals in 6 UCL appearances for City, he has also scored 5 goals in seven games again Bayern as a Dortmund player but has lost all seven games he has played against todays opponents in the past.
This will be Thomas Tuchel’s first Champions League game in charge since taking over at Bayern and he will be hoping to get a positive start.
Tuchel has form in this competition though, reaching both the 2020 and 2021 Champions League finals.
The 2021 final saw him defeat Guardiola’s City side with Chelsea, just weeks after he also eliminated them in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Bayern Munich have lost only two of their last 10 away matches in the Champions League against English opposition.
What time does Man City vs Bayern start?
The game kicks off at 20:00pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Bayern team news
Phil Foden will continue to miss out through injury but Jack Grealish, who scored over the weekend will start with Bernardo Silva or Riyad Mahrez on the opposite flank.
Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan are likely to engineer proceedings from midfield with Rodri in his familiar holding role.
Haaland will continue to lead the attacking line as he seeks to break more records in the Champions League.
For the visitors, with Eric Choupo-Moting ruled out, Serge Gnabry will possibly play in the false 9 role as he did in the weekend Bundesliga game against Freiburg, he will likely be supported by Thomas Muller.
Winger Leroy Sane will be looking for a starting place against his former employers on his return to the Etihad along with Sadio Mane who has scored 10 times in 19 previous meetings against City for former clubs Southampton and Liverpool.
Man City vs Bayern head to head
From the 10 matches played between these two sides, each have won 5 times and there has never been a draw in this fixture.
Man City vs Bayern current form
The hosts have won all of their last 5 games, scoring 22 goals in the process while Bayern have lost twice in that run, winning the remaining 3.
Man City vs Bayern prediction
Both teams are of such a high pedigree and this promises to be banger of an encounter full of goals, however can Man City make full use of home advantage to win here?