Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester City (3/5) vs PSG (4/1)
We are backing the home win
When: Wednesday 24 November 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Etihad Stadium
On Wednesday night, two of the favourites to win this season’s Champions meet at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City host PSG in Group A of the competition.
Pep Guardiola’s team head into this game high on confidence, as the Citizens have recorded three straight wins in all competitions. Last time out, the reigning English champions recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Everton at the Etihad Stadium. The game saw City score at least two goals for the seventh game of their last nine matches in all competitions.
While City will love to compete on all fronts this season, the Champions League is a competition that the men from Manchester have been desperate to win. The Citizens look good to take a step closer to their goal, as a win in this clash would see Guardiola’s team seal their spot in the last-16 of European football’s elite competition, while also sealing top spot too.
City will be highly confident of recording the victory they need too, as they have won ten of their previous 12 matches in the competition. However, they did suffer a 2-0 defeat in Paris in the reverse fixture.
The home team will be without star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who tested positive for Covid-19, while Ferran Torres is also ruled out through injury. Midfielder Jack Grealish is also a fitness doubt.
The visitors are unbeaten in seven matches in all competitions heading into this potentially decisive encounter, having recorded five wins. Mauricio Pochettino’s team has been highly potent in attack of late, as the Parisians have scored at least two goals in their last four competitive outings.
The Ligue One leaders know that a win in this clash would not only qualify them for the last-16 of the competition but also put them in pole position to top the group. As it stands PSG are a point behind City in the standings.
Pochettino’s team are unbeaten in their four games in Group A, though. However, a record of just two wins in their previous seven matches in European football’s elite competition is a poor one. PSG have also failed to win any of their previous three away games in the Champions League.
PSG are with Julian Draxler and Rafinha through injury. Meanwhile, Gianluigi Donnarumma is a doubt through illness, so Keylor Navas may come in. Experienced Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos could make his PSG debut.
This should be a top spectacle, as two of Europe’s best teams go head-to-head. It could be a close one, but we are backing City to record a narrow victory. We are also backing over 2.5 goals, as both teams possess highly prolific attacks.
Our Tips: We are backing the home win at odds of 3/5 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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