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Man City vs Crvena zvezda Champions League predictions: tips, odds and team news

Manchester City start their Champions League defence with a group stage clash against Crvena zvezda on Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).

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Man City vs Crvena zvezda odds


*Odds correct as of 08:45 on September 19

This is Manchester City’s 13th consecutive season in the Champions League. Having been eliminated at the group stages in their first two appearances, they’ve reached the knockout rounds in each of the last 10 campaigns. City are unbeaten in their last 13 games in the Champions League (eight wins and five draws), all of which came last season en route to lifting the trophy.

Only once in his managerial career has Pep Guardiola had a longer unbeaten run in the competition, going 16 without defeat in charge of Barcelona between March 2011 and April 2012.

Never before have Crvena zvezda faced the reigning European champions in the European Cup/Champions League. However, they have faced the eventual winners of the competition in their previous two Champions League campaigns (Liverpool in 2018/19 and Bayern Munich in 2019/20).

Man City vs Crvena zvezda predictions

Man City vs Crvena zvezda: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/7 with Midnite
Correct Score 4-0 6/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Erling Haaland 9/5 with Betfair

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The stats behind our Man City vs Crvena zvezda predictions:

  • Crvena zvezda have lost all six of their away games in the Champions League to date, conceding 22 goals and only scoring twice in return.
  • Two of those aforementioned defeats came in England, losing 4-0 to Liverpool in 2018/19 and 5-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in 2019/20.
  • Crvena zvezda hasn’t scored in any of their last four games in this competition.
  • Erling Haaland scored 12 goals in the Champions League last season, more than any other player.
  • Man City are on a nine-game winning streak at home in the Champions League (keeping six clean sheets).

Man City vs Crvena zvezda match tip

The first goal scored between 21-30 minutes @ 9/2 with Bet365

Man City are expected to blow Crvena zvezda but fans may have to wait a little while for the European champions to open the scoring. In three of Man City’s last four Champions League home games, the first goal was scored between 21-30 minutes.

Man City vs Crvena zvezda Bet-Builder tip

Over 3.5 goals and BTTS No

Even if you do have to wait a little while for the opening goal, Man City should have an easy ride. Five of their last nine Champions League home games have seen over 3.5 goals scored. On top of that, the Citizens have kept a clean sheet in six of their last nine Champions League home matches.

Man City vs Crvena zvezda team news

Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring) is the most notable absence for Manchester City while Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic and John Stones are doubtful. Crvena Zvezda, meanwhile, have no players currently reported injured or suspended.

Man City vs Crvena zvezda head-to-head record

Manchester City have never previously faced Crvena zvezda in European competition – in fact, this is the first time they will face any side from Serbia.

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