The upcoming confrontation deserves a Champions League final, but so far it will only take place in the group stage. The match Manchester City – PSG will be held at the Etihad stadium in Manchester. Note that the clubs have not yet resolved issues with early entry into the playoffs.
Today Manchester City holds leading positions both in the home championship and in the European arena. In the Premier League, the “townspeople” are on the second line, gaining 23 points in 11 rounds. The team demonstrates a more closed game and so far conceded only six goals. A clear example of such football was the principled confrontation with Man United (2: 0). Guardiola’s charges put pressure on powerfully in the first half of the meeting, and went into defense in the second.
In the Champions League, the club has the first line after 4 rounds, but PSG is only one point behind. Yes, with a 99% probability Man City will be in the playoffs, so the only question to be resolved is whether the British will come out of the group from 1st or 2nd place.
Note that after the return of the players from the national teams, Kevin de Bruyne passed a positive test for covid and went to a 10-day quarantine. However, before the next confrontation with Everton, Guardiola said:
We are completely ready for the match with Everton, but in our head we have plans for a rematch with PSG
Protege Pochettino, after 13 rounds in the French Ligue 1, are in 1st place by a decent margin. PSG have 34 points, while the pursuer, Lance, has 24, so the team can focus on the upcoming confrontation.
Recently, the Parisians have started to limp in defense: 2: 1 with Lille, 2: 2 with RB Leipzig and 3: 2 with Bordeaux. Moreover, the coach cannot decide on the main keeper in any way. Yes, Donnarumma became the protagonist of the European Championship, but still Navas is a more experienced goalkeeper. True, Pochettino will not have to choose for the upcoming match, because Donnarumma got into the covid protocol.
The main loss for the upcoming confrontation may be the absence of Neymar – the forward received a minor injury and will definitely miss the championship match with Nantes.
By the way, Mbappe scored five goals while playing for the national team
Such a confrontation definitely deserves attention. The live broadcast will be available on the Match Football channel. Also popular sports resources, such as Sports.tu, will broadcast text online.
- In the first round match, PSG beat Man City with a score of 2: 0.
- In both clubs, some key players may not be included in the application.
- PSG played four away games in October and November, conceding two goals in three of them.
- Manchester City often scores more than two goals at home.
- At the time of writing the forecast, the odds for “Man City’s victory” are 1.76.
Manchester City to win