In the fifth round of the Champions League group stage, the two leaders of Quartet A will play in the English city of Manchester at the Etihad Stadium.
The winner of the match guarantees entry into the tournament playoffs. But the teams’ ambitions do not end with just getting into the european spring. PSG and Manchester City, along with Bayern Munich, are the main contenders for the final of the tournament.
The first-round game ended with a 2-0 victory for PSG. This is the first victory of the French club in the history of the confrontation with MS.
“Manchester City refused to play for results and this season relies on a bright game in the attack. In four matches of the tournament, the “citizens” have conceded 7 goals, but also scored 15 times. MC plays better at home: two wins in two games. The only defeat in the group stage in the game with PSG away. Manchester City leads Group A with 9 points, one point ahead of PSG.
The Citizens are doing well in the English league. At the end of 11 rounds, Manchester City is only three points behind Chelsea. Since Guardiola joined the club, Manchester City have never been without trophies. In the current championship, the Citizens have already dropped out of the English League Cup, but there are three more tournaments ahead: the Champions League, the FA Cup and the APL.
Manchester City has no personnel problems. Defender Benjamin Mendy has not played since the start of the season. It will not be the first match for the Citizens without midfielder Ferran Torres. Everyone else is ready to take revenge on PSG.
PSG is having a fairly strong season if you look only at the points scored. In the Champions League, PSG scored 8 points after beating Manchester City at home. At the same time, Mauricio Pochettino’s team drew twice with RB Leipzig and Brugge. Both draws were in away games.
In Ligue 1, PSG leads comfortably, which is not surprising given the strengthening of the squad before the start of the season. PSG is 10 points behind its nearest pursuer. Despite a solid points lead, the team’s play does not live up to the expectations that were placed on it after the signing of Lionel Messi. PSG concede a lot, but their strong forwards allow them to take points on a regular basis.
Leonardo Paredes and Marco Verratti will certainly miss the game against Manchester City. The appearance of Neymar, Sergio Ramos and Wijnaldum is questionable.
Manchester City vs PSG in the fifth round of the Champions League on November 24, 2021
The teams play in the Champions League for the second year in a row. Last season Manchester City won 2-0 at home and 2-1 away. In the 15/16 season, the Citizens were 1-0 stronger at home and 2-2 in Paris. PSG won 2-0 in the first round.
Recommended bet: “both to score – yes” at odds of 1.70 on the line of the bookmaker’s office 1 xbet. Both clubs are not impressive defensively. PSG has conceded in 3 out of 4 games of the tournament, while Manchester City has conceded in all games. There are no questions about the attacking players of either team.