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Manchester City vs Club Brugge prediction – Champions League

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In the Champions League Group A clash Manchester City will play against Club Brugge and will try to repeat their five-star performance. Pep Guardiola’s men eased to a 5-1 win when the sides met in Belgium on matchday four, but the Citizens are not exactly on cloud nine heading into this clash. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester City vs Club Brugge football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.

Team news

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola may start Aymeric Laporte here because he will miss the Manchester derby on Saturday due to suspension.

Guardiola may opt for John Stones and Nathan Ake over Laporte and Ruben Dias should be rested for the night.

Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo can rest for the night if Oleksandr Zinchenko will play defense.

Cole Palmer will be hoping for increased playing time and as City has the terrible Wednesday night to Saturday early kick-off turnaround, expect a lot of changes in general.

Club Brugge

Club Bruges had used the same starting XI in all three of their group games, but is obliged to make one change due to the suspension of midfielder Eder Balanta for accumulating too many bookings. Ruud Vormer should fill in for him.

Manchester City vs Club Brugge Prediction

At the weekend Manchester City was shocked to lose 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace, putting the brakes on their momentum. That result came after a Carabao Cup penalty shootout loss to West Ham, capping a dismal week for Pep Guardiola’s team.

Club Bruges have picked up four points from their first three group games, despite losing 5-1 to City in their previous match, drawing with Paris Saint-Germain and defeating RB Leipzig away from home. Clearly, they should not be taken lightly.

Match Facts

Man City has won nine of their last eleven games (Champions League).

In 9 of their last 11 games, Man City has scored at least two goals (Champions League).

In six of Club Bruges’ last seven games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Champions League).

Lineup

Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling

Club Brugge possible starting lineup: Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Rits, Vormer; Lang, Vanaken, De Ketelaere; Dost

Our Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Club Brugge