Manchester City are ready to have another crack at the Champions League, with the perennial bridesmaids of this competition once again among the favourites on the UCL outright market although they have always fallen a hurdle or three short under Pep Guardiola. Nevertheless, they are still a formidable attacking team who can have their noses in front come the half-time break.

Last season, the Citizens were strong favourites to win the UCL final before being thwarted by Chelsea, with Guardiola having signed Jack Grealish in the summer in the hope that the former Aston Villa midfielder can help propel them to new heights.

Kevin de Bruyne might not yet be available, although Manchester City have already flexed their attacking muscle by putting five goals past Norwich and Arsenal in the Premier League this season and they’ll be able to overrun a Leipzig team who are no longer managed by Julian Nagelsmann.

The visitors are now coached by former Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch who experienced some success with the Austrian side in this competition, although defeats at Mainz and Wolfsburg recently occurred by a single goal and their inability to score on the road will be a concern here.


Manchester City HT FT


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