Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City will look to avenge their setback when they face Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League Group A match at the Etihad Stadium.
When Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain meet at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, both teams will be aiming to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds.
The hosts have recovered from their first funk and are gradually resuming their normal routine. Despite small setbacks like as the Southampton draw, Crystal Palace’s home loss, and West Ham’s elimination from the Carabao Cup, they are in pretty excellent form and on pace to go far in all three remaining competitions.
The Citizens’ drive for back-to-back Premier League crowns has gathered traction in recent weeks, with a 3-0 thumping of Everton last weekend bolstering their credentials even more, but manager Pep Guardiola remains focused on the prized European title. With the exception of their opponent this week, the Sky Blues have blown past practically everyone in Europe this season, scoring 15 goals in four group stage games.
Meanwhile, the visitors are coming off a hard-fought 3-1 win against Nantes, with Lionel Messi scoring his first goal in the French top division.
Les Parisiens are on track to win their eighth Ligue 1 title in nine years, with an 11-point advantage over second-placed OGC Nice. In Europe, the picture is a little different; painful draws to Club Brugge and RB Leipzig imply the Belgian side may yet surprise them in an improbable scenario.
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Head to head :
- These two teams know each other very well as they have met each other in the semifinal of the previous Champions League term.
- Manchester City advanced to the final with home and away wins over Les Parisiens on the occasion.
- As mentioned above, PSG celebrated a 2-0 victory when these two teams met each other in September in this group.
- It was PSG’s first win over Man City (in six games).
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Predictions :
With both teams vying for a spot in the next round, expect them to come out firing, making for a tight and intriguing match to witness. PSG has struggled to score at the Etihad Stadium in the past, but their recent goal-scoring exploits with the famed front three should provide them with the firepower and inspiration to strike at least once in this encounter.
Manchester City is a superior team as a whole, although PSG has a lot of individual talent. The Citizens have overcome their early season laxity with a string of outstanding performances and are currently bursting with confidence. They’ll also have the advantage of playing at home, which may make a big difference.
With both sides possessing world-class players capable of flipping the game on its head, these sorts of blockbuster games are often difficult to predict. As a consequence, The Hard Tackle forecasts a 2-2 tie in which both teams split the points. A point will not satisfy either manager since it will increase the fight to qualify for the last-16 in Group A and push it to the very last matchday.
Manchester City vs Paris Saint-Germain Team News :
City forward Jack Grealish missed the weekend Premier League win over Everton but could feature on Wednesday, while Kevin De Bruyne is in self-isolation following a positive COVID-19 test.
Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma both remain unlikely to feature due to injury and illness respectively.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Jesus, Foden, Sterling.
PSG: Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
Man City 7/11