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Manchester City vs RB Leipzig (UEFA Champions League): Match Preview, Team News, Head to Head, How to Watch



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Manchester City welcome Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening as they look to close out first place in Champions League Group G.

Pep Guardiola’s side have failed to win in two straight Premier League clashes, drawing 1-1 with Liverpool on Saturday, and 4-4 against Chelsea before the international break. But the Champions League has been happy hunting for the Blues so far.

With four wins from their first four games in Group G, City have set themselves up well to claim first place heading into the round of 16 in the new year. However, they welcome an RB Leipzig side that has won three of their four games in the group.

The Premier League outfit coasted to a 3-1 victory in Leipzig in the two sides’ first meeting in October, and Manchester City have had their way with the German club at the Etihad in recent years. In the two previous fixtures in Manchester, City have put 12 goals past Leipzig.

Despite that, City come into the game with a spate of injuries to deal with, and after a sluggish performance against Liverpool last time out, Pep Guardiola will have plenty to think about ahead of the showdown at the Etihad on Tuesday evening.

Fixture Details

The match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 28 November, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST.

Team News

Manchester City have not been immune to the injury crisis plaguing European football during in the midst of an unprecedented fixture pileup for the top teams on the continent.

John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Jack Grealish have all dealt with fitness issues as of late, but three of those four names with the exception of the Portuguese midfielder have since returned to training this week.

As a result however, rotation could be tough for Pep Guardiola, but we should see Josko Gvardiol and Rico Lewis brought back into the team after the pair sat on the bench for the full 90 minutes against Liverpool at the weekend.

Other than that potential change, we may see little change in personnel from the showdown with the Anfield side.

Head to Head

Manchester City and RB Leipzig are familiar with one another. The two teams have met five times in the last three seasons, with the former winning three of those clashes, scoring 15 goals in the process.

How to Watch

For viewers in the United Kingdom, you can view the match live on TNT Sports 1.

For viewers in the United States, you can view Saturday’s match on Paramount Plus, with kick-off scheduled for 3:00 P.M. EST.

City Xtra will also be hosting a live watchalong show live from 7PM (UK) on our official YouTube channel.