Manchester City vs PSG. Preview and Prediction. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
The central and, probably, the most heated match of the fifth Champions League group stage round takes place at the Etihad. There is plenty of intrigue and implications. The political context, the particularities of the coaching confrontation, the fate of first place in the group: all this adds sparkle and principle to the duel between the most expensive football teams in the world.
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Manchester City News & Current Form:
Manchester City grabbed nine points to solely lead the group after four rounds.
The Citizens easily beat Leipzig and Brugge. Pep Guardiola‘s team thrashed the Belgians twice, 5-1 away and 4-1 at home.
Man City’s only defeat in the competition came at the end of September, losing away to PSG (0-2).
Their Premier League opponents suffered as well, after a shocking defeat at home to Сrystal Palace (0-2), Manchester United were beaten in the derby while Everton were also thrashed 3-0 at home this weekend.
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Thus, Guardiola’s side gained good momentum ahead of the important encounter with PSG.
Essential Kevin De Bruyne could miss the upcoming game. The Belgian midfielder tested positive for the coronavirus last week.
Paris Saint-Germain News & Current Form:
PSG, meanwhile, are second in the group. The Parisians currently have eight points to their credit.
It seems that the Parisian club are on the verge of a huge change. According to the English and French media, PSG sporting director Leonardo is very unhappy with the level of play shown by the team under Mauricio Pochettino recently. Given the lack of strong, sustainable opposition, the Parisians’ underperformance has not prevented them from topping the French Ligue 1 table by a wide margin (currently up 11 points). However, this level of play has a negative impact on PSG’s prospects in the Champions League, the club’s main competition at the moment.
Unlike Man City, Paris have not yet lost in the Champions League, but the Red and Blues have already suffered two very unnecessary setbacks, losing points to Brugge and RB Leipzig, and the first leg victory against Manchester City looks like a case of better luck.
According to journalist Francesc Aguilar, the upcoming match at the Etihad will determine the Argentine’s future at PSG.
In the event of a defeat, Mauricio Pochettino could be even dismissed, something Manchester United intend to take advantage of. Insiders have reported that the Red Devils have already started talks with the 49-year-old coach over his return to the Premier League.
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Head-To-Head Record:
This match will be the seventh between the rivals. City сlaimed three wins and two draws. PSG’s victory in the opening round marked their first one. In the last UEFA Champions League semi-finals, PSG were twice beaten 1-2 and 2-0.
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Manchester City last matches (all competitions): W-L-L-W-W-W
Paris Saint-Germain last matches (all competitions): W-D-W-D-W-W
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Predicted XI:
Manchester City Predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Joao Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling
PSG Predicted XI (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo; Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe
Statistical preview of the match Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain:
- Manchester City are on a nine-match winning streak at home in the Champions League (27-7 goal difference).
- Manchester City have only failed to win two home games this season.
- The Citizens have scored at least twice in 10 of their last 12 league games
- The Parisians have scored at least twice in their last 3 games in the domestic league.
- PSG are winless in their past three away games in the Champions League (D2 L1), and could go without an away victory in the group stage of the competition in a single season for the first time since 2004-05.
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Prediction:
Manchester City lost on the road to PSG but managed to climb back into first place thanks to an error by the Parisians in the last round. Obviously, the home side will be looking for revenge and will try to guarantee themselves a pedestal, so they will surely play to win tonight and be active in attack. It won’t be boring at the Etihad.
PSG also have a solid attacking line-up, which could be the most high-profile in Europe, and it makes sense to expect a goal-scoring extravaganza in this game.
We believe that the match will be productive, so we will stick to the total of more than 3 goals.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: The match total over 3 goals – Yes.