Club Brugge will strive to record yet another historic Champions League victory when they will host Manchester City in Group A on Tuesday night. On matchday two, Philippe Clement’s side won a convincing 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig, while City were defeated by Paris Saint-Germain. Here is our expert guess on Club Brugge vs Manchester City football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.
In the absence of Eder Balanta, Ruud Vormer shone against Kortrijk at the weekend, but the latter may return here after missing the weekend victory due to his late return from international service.
For the third Champions League game in a row Philippe Clement is expected to play the same XI, following impressive results against PSG and RB Leipzig.
Ederson and Gabriel Jesus should start in goal and attack, respectively, after both missed the 2-0 win over Burnley following their late return from international service.
Ferran Torres fractured his foot during international duty and will be out for the foreseeable future.
Over the weekend, Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko were both fit enough to sit on the bench and are expected to participate.
Brugge vs Manchester City Prediction
With a 2-0 win over Kortrijk over the weekend Club Bruges extended their unbeaten run to seven games. A win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League last time out has them tied for first place in Group A with PSG.
Taking four points from the two matches Manchester City rebounded from their humiliating 2-0 loss at PSG last month with successes over Liverpool and Burnley.
On the other hand, City will be trying to get their Champions League campaign back on track following their 2-0 loss in Paris. Club Bruges will not be taken lightly, but the Premier League side’s quality should be evident.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Club Bruges’ previous six games (Champions League).
Club Brugge possible starting lineup: Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Vormer, Rits, Vanaken; Sowah, De Ketelaere, Lang
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish
Our Prediction: Club Brugge 0-2 Manchester City
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