After winning four out of four already, the holders have comfortably qualified for the last 16 of the competition they won in Istanbul in June and just a draw this evening will guarantee City finishing as group winners.
As always, our team are on hand to provide our amazing insight into the game and predict the outcome of the match. Such is the ability of our team that we have a grand total of seven predictions absolutely spot on since August!
Here’s what our team think (note: I did send the request out late again so some were unable to respond. Must do better).
We don’t lose very often, especially at home. Four wins in four in the UCL can attest to that. What’s more, we always tend to put Leipzig away comfortably. The Germans are way off the pace in the Bundesliga, they’ve lost three of their last five, including twice against Wolfsburg. That’s not the kind of form that pulls off an upset at the Etihad. They do score plenty of goals though, so I see them getting on the scoresheet. Not much confidence for them beyond that.
Man City 4-1 RB Leipzig
It’s another UCL night at the Etihad and the Champions of Europe can all but secure their spot atop Group G with a win over RB Leipzig. It’s a quick turnaround after the EPL match against Liverpool, but Pep decided not to use any of his 5 available substitutions against the Scousers so there should be plenty of fresh legs to rotate. I expect the Blues to cruise to another 3 points against the German visitors. I’ll take yet another UCL goal for Haaland and a brace from Foden.
City 3-0 Leipzig
Both teams qualified, but the group winners spot is up for grabs. Even if City lose, which I don’t think they will, they still have one more game to clinch top spot. The European Champions have faced the German side twice at home and scored 13 times past them (6-3 and 7-0), but I don’t think it will get that high tonight. The blues have scored three goals in every CL game this season and, for some reason, I think that’ll continue.
City 3-0 Leipzig
What Happened at the Weekend?
Okay, I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I didn’t give our team enough time to get their gut feelings and predictions to me and I have no excuse – I thought we were playing on Sunday.
Nevertheless, Thomas and myself were able to have a pop and, as usual, we got it hopelessly wrong, so no change to the table. We both went for wins and Thomas would have been bang on if it wasn’t for VAR saving the Scousers (for a change).