class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Marsch's men struggling so far this season, Al Hain-Cole expects the hosts to extend their strong group-stage record with a comfortable win
Manchester City will once again begin their quest for Champions League glory when they welcome RB Leipzig to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s men came painstakingly close to finally matching their recent domestic dominance with continental success last season, suffering a defeat against Chelsea in the final.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig latest odds
However, Man City are 2/7 (1.29) favourites with bet365 to start putting that disappointment behind them by coming out on top in their opening Group A encounter.
Leipzig were knocked out by Liverpool in the first knockout round last time out but are available at 9/1 (10.00) to cause an upset against another Premier League opponent here.
Just one of the hosts’ last 17 fixtures in this competition has resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them being forced to settle for a single point in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
BT Sport 3 BT Sport app
The game is being shown live on BT Sport 3 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig team news
Kevin De Bruyne is in contention to start after being fit enough to take his place on the bench in Saturday’s win over Leicester, although Zak Steffen remains absent due to Covid-19.
Marcelo Saracchi and Marcel Halstenberg are both ruled out due to injury, while Angelino will be aiming to start against his former club after returning from injury against Bayern at the weekend.
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Manchester City vs RB Leipzig preview
Despite City’s numerous upsets in recent knockout stages, they have proved extremely consistent in group games over the last few years – winning 13 and losing none of their previous 17.
They will be confident of maintaining that record against a team that have struggled so far under new boss Jesse Marsch, losing three of their opening four Bundesliga matches following a summer of high-profile departures.
What’s more, the Germans did not actually have much luck on the road in this competition under previous boss Julian Nagelsmann, having lost three of their four away matches last season without scoring a goal in any of those defeats.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig tips & predictions
Having won each of their last three games while scoring 11 goals and conceding none, City look well worth 8/11 (1.73) odds to beat a Leipzig team by two goals or more that is struggling for form at the moment.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.