Manchester City host Young Boys on a Tuesday night Champions League encounter. The treble winners thumped to a 6-1 victory in their latest Premier League outing dictating their dominance in the absence of KDB.
The reverse fixture saw Young Boys falter against a quality footballing group and this fixture would likely be the same or maybe even more cumbersome for the travellers. Expecting Young Boys to cause an upset might be a little too ambitious.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is feeling better after injuring an ankle at the weekend, manager Pep Guardiola said, and took part in training on Monday ahead of their Champions League match against Young Boys.
“I spoke with the doctor and him,” Pep Guardiola said of Haaland. “Yesterday he said he felt much better.”
Jack Grealish and Phil Foden can be benefitted from the absence of Haaland and KDB with a start almost confirmed for the duo.
As for the continental champions, Lukasz Lakomy will miss the fixture and is likely to be out until the next international break. Captain Mohamed Camara too will walk on thread as he is just a booking away and wouldn’t want to miss out on a pivotal clash with Red Star in a few weeks’ time.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Young Boys: Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Walker, Rodri, Lewis, Grealish; Doku, Alvarez, Foden.
Young Boys predicted lineup vs Manchester City: Racioppi; Blum, Camara, Benito, Garcia; Males, Lauper, Monteiro; Ugrinic; Itten, Elia.
We say: Manchester City 4-0 Young Boys
After a high-scoring encounter, Manchester City would be carrying confidence up their sleeves. The Champions would want to continue their dominating form and enter the knockouts with a convincing win.
All eyes will be on Jeremy Doku to rattle one more defence with his swirls and twirls.