Man City vs RB Leipzig Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 UEFA Champions League | Group Stage
When is Man City vs RB Leipzig on and what time does it start? Man City vs RB Leipzig will take place on Tuesday 28th November, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Man City vs RB Leipzig? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is Man City vs RB Leipzig on in the UK? Man City vs RB Leipzig will be televised live on TNT Sports in the UK
Where can I stream Man City vs RB Leipzig in the UK? Man City vs RB Leipzig can be streamed live on the discovery+
Having won all four of their Group G encounters to date, Man City have already qualified for the round of 16, but can secure top spot if they avoid defeat here, which seems likely given that they are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the competition.
Last season's treble winners come into this off the back of successive draws in the Premier League, with the weekend seeing them give up top spot in the Premier League to Arsenal.
Second-placed RB Leipzig cannot be caught by either Crvena zvezda or Young Boys so they too have qualified for the knockout stages, although they do have a slim chance of taking top spot in the group.
The reverse fixture between the two teams on Matchday 2 was a fairly competitive encounter with Man City leaving it late to secure the win, and that will give Leipzig some belief that they can cause an upset here.
THE TEAM NEWS
Pep Guardiola may be tempted to rest one or two players but there won't be wholesale changes given the fact they can be caught by Leipzig.
John Stones, Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes are doubts while Kevin De Bruyne who won't feature due to injury.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Lewis; Foden, Bernardo, Grealish; Alvarez
UNAVAILABLE: De Bruyne (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Stones (Injured), Kovačić (Injured), Matheus Nunes (Injured)
Marco Rose is likely to keep faith with his 4-2-2-2 set-up, with forwards Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen supported by Xavi Simons and Emil Forsberg.
Dani Olmo, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Willi Orban and Timo Werner will not make the trip to Manchester.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-2-2): Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Klostermann, Raum; Seiwald, Schlager; Forsberg, Simons; Openda, Poulsen
UNAVAILABLE: Olmo (Injured), Bitshiabu (Injured), Orbán (Injured), Werner (Injured)
THE KEY STATS
- Man. City are unbeaten in their last 17 UEFA Champions League matches (W12 D5).
- Man. City have lost only two of their last 33 UEFA Champions League group stage matches (W25 D6).
- Man. City are unbeaten in their last 27 UEFA Champions League matches in their own stadium (W25 D2), since a 2-1 loss to Lyon on Matchday 1 in 2018/19.
- Man. City have won each of their last 11 home games in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
- Man. City have lost only one of their last 22 UEFA Champions League matches against German clubs (W17 D4). The sole defeat was against Leipzig in the group stage in December 2021 (L 2-1 in Leipzig).
- Man. City have won their last ten UEFA Champions League matches against German clubs in Manchester. They scored 40 goals in the ten matches.
- Man. City have never failed to score in a home match in the UEFA Champions League group stage (38 games)
- Man City have scored three goals in each of their last five UEFA Champions League group stage matches.
- Man City have scored three or more goals in nine of their last 11 UEFA Champions League group stage matches at home.
- Man. City won both of their previous two home matches against Leipzig (6-3 2021/22 group stage and 7-0 2022/23 round of 16).
- Erling Haaland has scored 39 goals in 34 UEFA Champions League appearances. If he scores in this match, he will be the fastest (ahead of Ruud van Nistelrooy, 45 apps) and the youngest (at 23y 230d, ahead of Kylian Mbappé 23y 317d) to reach 40 goals in the competition (GS to F).
- Leipzig have won seven of their last eight UEFA Champions League group stage matches (L1).
- Leipzig have only failed to score in one of their last 18 UEFA Champions League group stage matches.
- None of Leipzig’s previous 42 UEFA Champions League matches have finished without a goal being scored.
There have been some high-scoring meetings between these two sides in recent years, and this could be no different given that both sides have already qualified for the next stage of the Champions League. Given that knowledge, both sides could play with freedom here, leading to an entertaining contest that contains over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals could even be the market to go for, in order to increase returns.
TIP: OVER 3.5 GOALS