Last year’s finalists Manchester City are all set start their 2021-22 Champions League journey when they welcome the German giants RB Leipzig in their group opener at Etihad on Wednesday.
The Cityzens who missed out on Champions League glory by just a goal against Chelsea last year are set to aim higher to fetch their only untouched title, the UEFA Champions League. This will be the first time that the two European powerhouses are facing each other in continental championship. The defending Premier League Champions have brilliantly bounced back after registering three back to back wins after suffering defeat against Spurs in their league opener and Pep Guardiola’s side are hopeful that they can continue their form in Europe and have a flying start to the season.
Leipzig, on the other hand are coming to Etihad after having a dismal start to their league ambitions. Having won only once in their last four outing, the side from Germany are expected to be under pressure at Manchester. Having lost three games out of four and most importantly on their recent game against Bayern Munich in Bundesliga, Leipzig are on the backfoot as of now.
Date: September 15, 2021.
Time: 08:00 PM BST, 09:00 PM CET, 04:00 PM ET.
Place: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom.
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How to Watch Champions League Man City vs RB Leipzig Live Reddit Streams on Smart TV, 4K in HD?
The free streaming sites will not telecast in 4K HD. Hence you will need a premium subscription to watch the Euro in 4K HD on your smart TV. However, you will get many paid options to watch the Champions League matches, but you may also face difficulties finding the cheap one. We have sorted out the cheapest TV channels from different countries. Find them out below:
USA: Fans from the United States can tune into TUDN.com, Paramount+, TUDNxtra and TUDN App.
UK: Fans from the United Kingdom can tune into BT Sport 3, BTSport.com and BT Sport App.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 11, 2021
Man City vs RB Leipzig Bold Prediction
If not very easy or even a cake walk for the men of Manchester, this match might not be that difficult to win given how badly Leipzig are performing in their last few matches. So, a win is definitely expected from Man City as we predict Man City 3-1 Leipzig.
Man City wins: 1.30
RB Leipzig wins: 10.00
Please Note: The odds are via BetBarter. We do not promote betting. Please bet at your own discretion.
The pick of the match is Manchester City.
Man City vs RB Leipzig Team News
Man City’s reserve goalkeeper Zack Steffen is out as he is Covid-19 positive.
Leipzig’s Marcelo Saracchi and Marcel Halstenberg are out due to injury problem while Nordi Mukiele remains doubtful to start.
City’s French defender Benjamin Mendy is suspended by the club as he’s in judicial custody after being charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
No suspensions as such for RB Leipzig.
Man City vs RB Leipzig Possible Line Ups
|Man City||RB Leipzig|
|Coach: Pep Guardiola||Coach: Jesse Marsch|
|Possible tactic: 4-3-3||Possible tactic: 4-2-3-1|
|Ederson (GK)||Peter Gulacsi (GK)|
|Kyle Walker (DEF)||Lukas Klostermann (DEF)|
|Ruben Dias (DEF)||Willi Orban (DEF)|
|Joan Cancelo (DEF)||Mohamed Simakan (DEF)|
|John Stones (DEF)||Nordi Mukiele (DEF)|
|Ilkay Gundogan (MID)||Konrad Latimer (MID)|
|Rodri (MID)||Amadou Haidara (MID)|
|Bernardo Silva (MID)||Christopher Nkunku (MID)|
|Riyad Mahrez (FWD)||Dani Olmo (MID)|
|Kevin De Bruyne (MID)||Dominik Szoboszlai (MID)|
|Raheem Sterling (FWD)||Andre Silva (FWD)|
Head to Head
Manchester City and RB Leipzig have never faced each other. This is their first ever meeting.
Here are last three match results of the two respective teams:
> Man City 1-0 Leicester City
> Man City 5-0 Arsenal
> Man City 5-0 Norwich City
> RB Leipzig 1-4 Bayern Munich
> RB Leipzig 0-1 VfL Wolfsburg
> RB Leipzig 4-0 VfB Stuttgart
New week, new challenges 📆
Our @ChampionsLeague campaign begins on Wednesday with a trip to the English champions! 🏟️
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) September 13, 2021
Players To Watch
1. Kevin De Bruyne: Probably the most sought after man in the Cityzens side, Kevin has not had much time in the Premier League this year so far. Having said that he still remains an important part of the team.
2. Riyad Mahrez: The Algeria speedster with 1 goal in 3 matches so far can be a vital threat against Leipzig.
3. Raheem Sterling: With 1 goal so far in 4 outing at the Premier League, Raheem is an instrumental figure in Pep Guardiola’s side.
1. Emil Forsberg: The Swedish forward has scored 1 goal in the league so far and is a vehement threat for the Man City defence.
2. Youssef Poulsen: The Leipzig number 9 is an incredibly powerful striker, unfortunately he didn’t have much game time in the league. There are chances that he’s ready to prove his worth against the might Man City side.
3. Andre Silva: This Portuguese forward can proved to be lethal against the goal as he has already shown with a goal in 4 matches so far.