Manchester City is just one point away from securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as they host Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium in a crucial Group E clash.
In Group E, Manchester City is on the verge of advancing to the knockout stage with a perfect record so far.
They recently defeated Young Boys 3-1, and another victory in this match would secure their spot in the last 16.
Manchester City has been in excellent form in the Champions League, with a 27-game unbeaten streak at the Etihad.
In their recent Premier League match, they dominated Bournemouth with a 6-1 win, showing their attacking prowess.
Young Boys, on the other hand, has struggled in the Champions League and comes into this match with a solitary draw against Red Star Belgrade.
Their qualification hopes are hanging by a thread, and they must win to keep their chances alive.
However, history is not on Young Boys’ side as they have never won a Champions League group-stage game on the road.
Their chances of success in this match are slim, and Manchester City remains the strong favorite.
Manchester City faces concerns over Erling Haaland, who is doubtful for the match due to an ankle injury.
Kevin De Bruyne is sidelined with a hamstring issue. Julian Alvarez, Phil Foden, and Jack Grealish are expected to step up in their absence.
Young Boys’ Sandro Lauper was sent off in their recent domestic match, but the suspension does not apply to continental competitions.
Meschak Elia is expected to lead the attack, although Kastriot Imeri and Lukasz Lakomy remain sidelined with injuries.
Predicted Starting Lineups:
- Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol;
- Walker, Rodri, Lewis, Grealish;
- Doku, Alvarez, Foden
- Blum, Camara, Benito, Garcia;
- Males, Lauper, Monteiro;
- Itten, Elia
Manchester City is expected to continue their dominant run in the Champions League and secure their place in the last 16.
Young Boys’ struggles away from home in the competition make it challenging for them to upset the English giants. Expect Manchester City to win comfortably in this clash.
- Our Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys