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Manchester City Vs RB Leipzig Prediction, Odds And Team News

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Manchester City Vs RB Leipzig Prediction, Odds And Team News

Manchester City will return to Champions League action for the first time since losing in last year’s final when they host RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been drawn in one of the tougher groups, with Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain in Group A alongside Leipzig.

After improved results as of late, City will head into tonight's game with a spring in their step and they will hope they can overcome their German opponents with ease.

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Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in last year's all-English Champions League final
Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in last year's all-English Champions League final

Having just been thrashed 4-1 by Bayern Munich, Leipzig will be wary that more misery will come at the hands of the reigning Premier League champions, but can they cause an upset?


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Ahead of the game, our tipster Robert Mann takes a look at some of the best bets from Manchester City vs RB Leipzig to get your teeth stuck into.

Manchester City vs RB Leipzig betting tips & predictions

Manchester City are 3/10 to win, with RB Leipzig priced at 17/2 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 17/4.

Prediction: 2-1 (7/1)

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Half-Time/Full-Time: Manchester City/Manchester City (4/5)

So far this season, the Citizens have breezed past the likes of Norwich City, Arsenal and Leicester City and are more than poised to defend their Premier League crown. 

In terms of the Champions League, Guardiola’s men are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the group stages and, as a result of just that, we reckon they should have too much quality for their German opponents.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the group stages
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the group stages
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First Goalscorer: Riyad Mahrez (9/2)

Riyad Mahrez has scored ten goals and had 12 assists in the Champions League to date and the Algerian will be doing all he can to open his account for the season here.

Without a recognised striker among their ranks, City often turn to the likes of Mahrez for goals and his form suggests he can be trusted in Europe's most competitive competition.

Riyad Mahrez has scored ten goals and has had 12 assists in the Champions League to date
Riyad Mahrez has scored ten goals and has had 12 assists in the Champions League to date
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Win to Nil: Manchester City (6/5)

City’s three clean sheets on the spin mean they will be confident of shutting out Leipzig and we reckon it should be a routine victory for the blue side of Manchester.

On the face of it, Leipzig have failed to score in their last two games on the road, while in the Champions League, they have not scored in three of their previous four on the road.

Pep Guardiola's men have won to nil in their last three fixtures in the Premier League
Pep Guardiola's men have won to nil in their last three fixtures in the Premier League

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are, as always, subject to change.

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Manchester City team news

City have welcomed Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne back to their star-studded side in recent days, and both men are in contention to feature this week.

John Stones has seen his opportunities limited so far this term, but will hope to replace Aymeric Laporte here, while Mahrez and Raheem Sterling could be introduced in an attacking reshuffle.


RB Leipzig team news

Defensive stalwart Marcelo Saracchi continues to rehabilitate following a cruciate ligament tear, while Marcel Halstenberg is nursing an ankle problem.

Former City left-back Angelino was fit enough to play 58 minutes against Bayern after shaking off a muscular issue and Lukas Klostermann is an option for change on the opposite side over Nordi Mukiele.


Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Champions League

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