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| On Sep 15, 2021 8:30 PM IST

MCI vs LEP Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Champions League Live Score 16 September


MCI vs LEP Dream11: Manchester City begin yet another Champions League campaign at home to RB Leipzig. The Citizens lost to Chelsea in last year’s summit clash. After losing the first game of the league season to Spurs, they have bounced back to make it three wins in three.

RB Leipzig have had a terrible start to the new Bundesliga season. They have already lost three of their four games. They are heading into this match fresh from a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich. More of the same could be on the cards as they travel to the Etihad stadium.

Date: 16 September, Thursday
Kick-Off: 00:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Champions League Table (Group A)

This is the first game of the campaign.

WATCH Champions League Live

Stream and Live Score on Sony Ten Network and SonyLiv app in India.

Recent Form
Manchester City: WWWLL
RB Leipzig: LLWLW

Head to Head 

This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides.

Today Match Prediction Details

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Zack Steffen and Benjamin Mendy will not feature in this match.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manchester City will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • E Moraes should be starting in goal.
  • O Zinchenko, R Dias, J Stones, and K Walker are expected to be the back four.
  • Rodri, I Gundogan, K De Bruyne will hold the midfield.
  • G Jesus, Ferran Torres, and Raheem Sterling could be the front three.

Manchester City Starting XI (likely)

Ederson Moraes
Oleksandr Zinchenko
Ruben Dias
John Stones
Kyle Walker
Ilkay Gundogan
Kevin De Bruyne
Gabriel Jesus
Ferran Torres
Raheem Sterling

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RB Leipzig News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Marcel Halstenberg and Marcelo Saracchi will miss the trip to Etihad.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • RB Leipzig will lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
  • P Gulacsi should be starting in goal.
  • Angelino, M Simakan, W Orban, and L Klostermann could be the back four.
  • Amadou Haidara and Tyler Adams could partner in midfield.
  • Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku, and Dominik Szoboszlai might start further forward behind striker A Silva.

RB Leipzig Starting XI (likely)

Peter Gulacsi
Mohamed Simakan
Willi Orban
Lukas Klostermann
Amadou Haidara
Tyler Adams
Emil Forsberg
Christopher Nkunku
Dominik Szoboszlai
Andre Silva

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Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Kevin de Bruyne is one of the finest playmakers in the world. He played a key role in City’s success last year. He is fit again after injury and will have a say in this game.

Games Played in UCL Last Season 8
Goals 3
Assists 4
Pass Accuracy 84
Chances Created 15
Interceptions 2
Tackles 9
Clean Sheets 1

Gabriel Jesus has been in sparkling form in the league. He has been positioned out wide on the right and he is regularly picking assists with the odd goal.

Games Played in UCL Last Season 7
Goals 2
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 82
Chances Created 3
Interceptions 2
Tackles 3
Clean Sheets 1

Differential Pick

Emil Forsberg could be pivotal for the away side’s chances in this game. The veteran looked very good in the Euros.

Games Played in UCL Last Season 7
Goals 1
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 86
Chances Created 7
Interceptions 1
Tackles 2
Clean Sheets 1

MCI vs LEP Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – P Gulacsi
Defenders – K Walker, R Dias, M Simakan
Midfielders – K De Bruyne, E Forsberg, I Gundogan, R Hernandez
Forwards – R Sterling, Ander-Silva, G Jesus

Likely Winner:

  • Manchester City and RB Leipzig will clash for the first time in European tournaments.
  • Last season, Pep Guardiola’s team won all four of their UEFA Champions League games against German opponents. (in matches against Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach).
  • RB Leipzig has faced English opponents six times in the UEFA Champions League. They’ve won three games (two each against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United) and lost the other three (Manchester United and Liverpool x2).
  • Manchester City have won their previous 17 games in the UEFA Champions League group stage (Won 14 and drawn 4).
  • Manchester City are favorites to win this game.

RB Leipzig: 10/1
Manchester City: 6/17

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