Manchester City and RB Leipzig will be in the spotlight from Group G for the Champions League fixture next week at the home ground of the Citizens Etihad Stadium. The previous meeting between the two clubs ended up as a loss for The Red Bulls by 1-3.
The Citizens are comfortably sitting at the top of the Group G point table with 4 consecutive wins. They will be confident enough to qualify for the round of 16 with one more win next week.
RB Leipzig is currently settled at the 2nd spot in the group G point table 3 wins and a loss. An away win for the Bundesliga will give them a cemented space in the round of 16. The top bookmakers in India have great odds with them for football.
Haaland has 69.23% accuracy this season in the last 18 fixtures.
The betting tip is...
Erling Haaland to have 2.5+ shots on target
The Citizens are on top of their game this season as well and have shown a ferocious approach to the game.
The combination of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez is working out wonders for the club. Haaland has scored 17 goals and has 4 assists on his name with Alvaraz having 7 goals and 5 assists.
With an average possession of 64.58% & 7.56 shots on target, the CItizens have dominated the group and will be eying another win at the home ground to cement their place in the round of 16.
However, the defence has shown some signs of struggle as the club has just won a single clean sheet and has won 26.32% of fixtures without conceding any goal.
Nunes, Ake, Gomez and Kovacic are still doubtful to be part of the fixture because of their fitness concerns.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson (GK), Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Haaland, Doku & Álvarez
The Red Bulls are giving tough competition to the hosts in Group G but the memories of the previous loss at the home ground will be still fresh.
A 1-3 loss with possession of just 31% was disappointing and has given the German club a reality check. However, Leipzig immediately bounced back and scored 2 consecutive wins.
Leipzig has shown an average possession of 54.5% in the ongoing season with 5.94 shots on target. They have also conceded an average of 1.06 goals while winning 83.33% of fixtures by scoring a goal.
Louis Openda will be one of the game-changers for the visitors as he has 11 goals and 2 assists on his name. The opposition will also discuss Xavi Simons as he has 6 goals and 8 assists on his name.
Dani Olmo will miss out on the fixture because of his shoulder injury.
Predicted Lineup: Blaswich, Simakan, Klostermann, Lukeba, Henrichs, Raum, Schlager, Haidara, Simons, Werner, Openda
A few weeks back, the Citizens witnessed 3 losses in the away games but they carry a 100% win record at the Etihad Stadium.
For the Red Bulls, it won’t be an easy task to dominate Pep and his men at their own home ground. Manchester City has won more than 75% this season and is expected to continue their form. We predict a win for Manchester City against RB Leipzig.