Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes.
This is by all means the showdown of the season. PSG and Manchester City are touted as the two best teams in the world at the moment, and surely the top-two favorites to lift the CL at the end of 2021-22.
Either team will consider this game a must win, and with the offensive talent on either side, it’s expected that goals will come from both sides of the pitch.
Paris have begun their league campaign on a stupendous note. They are at the top of the Ligue 1 table with a 100% winning record so far, and seem to be a lock to deliver the title at the end of the campaign.
Moreover, with the returns of Lionel Messi, and Marco Veratti, the team will simply be better, and moreover the game is at home as well.
In the meantime, City too have been on a roll lately. They did lose their opening game in the PL, but they more than made up for it with subsequent performances. Just the last match-day, they defeated reigning European champions in a dominating fashion.
Going on, there is also scores to be settled between the Parisians and the Citizens. These two had locked horns in the semifinal of the previous edition of the Champions League, in which the English side managed to progress to the final.
As things stand, anticipate an offensive masterclass from both squads, and goals from either side as well.
PSG vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pep Guardiola’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival.
- They are on a three-fixture winning streak, and have always progressed to the next round whenever these two have locked horns in European knockouts.
- They have scored two or more goals in three of the preceding four clashes.
- The team had also kept clean sheets in three of the former five encounters.
PSG vs Manchester City Prediction
PSG were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day in the CL by Club Bruges. In the meantime, Pep’s men registered a massive 6-3 win against Leipzig.
Guardiola’s free-flowing football, anchored by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva etc on one side, and possibly the most lethal attacking trio in football on the other side.
It would be highly unlikely this Tuesday if goals do not come in plenty, and that too from both sides.
However, the Parisians are still getting used to the massive changes to their squad, and need time to build chemistry. Meanwhile, Pep and his boys have a more set team, and moreover, they have a great h2h record against this foe as well.
As such, expect City to edge out a victory at the Parc des Princes this Tuesday