Manchester City will host German giants RB Leipzig at Etihad for UEFA Champions League Group A opening encounter. Manchester City go into the fixture in the back of 3 consecutive cleansheet victory in the Premier League against Leceister City, Arsenal and Norwich City since losing their opening fixture 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspurs. RB Leipzig are currently struggling in Bundesliga with only one victory against Stuttgart and 3 loses against Mainz 05, Wolfburg and Bayern Munich. Manager Pep Guardiola is looking forward to employ new 4_1_2_2_1 tactical formation that Manchester City could adopt inorder to beat RB Leipzig at Etihad and seal vital clean sheet victory.
Manager Pep Guardiola is confident Manchester City will claim a clean sheet victory at home with Goalkeeper Ederson set to start covered 4 defenders. Manchester City defence will comprise Zinchenko, Reuben Diaz, Aymeric Laporte and Cancelo while the midfield will comprise of Fernadinho, Bernando Silva and Ilkay Gundogan. Manchester City attack will usher in Raheem Sterling, Riyardh Maharez and Ferran Torres as Guardiola target first half goals.
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