In one of the meetings of the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage, the main forces of Brugge and Manchester City will clash. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.

"Bruges"

The players of "Brugge" before the start of the Champions League group stage were not considered contenders for the playoffs of the most prestigious club tournament of the Old World. Moreover, Philippe Clement's team was considered an outsider of the quartet. And this is not surprising, because the Belgian champion was forced to face Manchester City, PSG and Leipzig, but in the first two matches, the black and blue gave their fans a real surprise. The home team had to start with a home match against PSG, in a match with which Brugge was able to snatch a draw - 1:1. In the second match, the black and blue were able to take three points, having managed to take advantage of the Leipzig crisis and defeat the opponent with a score of 2:1. With 4 points, the team from Belgium goes to the second position in its quartet.

Manchester City

The Manchester City players were one of the favorites of the tournament before the start of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola's team met resistance from Leipzig in the first match, but managed to defeat the opponent with a tennis score – 6:3. In the second meeting, the townspeople visited the local PSG in Paris, where everything did not go according to the favorite's plan from the very beginning. PSG were determined to score three points, and achieved their result by defeating City due to goals scored by Guay and Messi. The Blue Moon had no arguments for these balls. The defeat with the score 0:2 turned into a fall to the third place for City.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Disqualifications:
Mendy (disqualification) – Manchester City.
Injuries:
Providence (ankle) – Brugge. Delap (ankle), Torres (leg) - both Manchester City.
Under question:
Balanta (out of shape), Mitrovic (injury) - both "Brugge". Jesus (out of shape), Ederson (out of shape) – both Manchester City.

Statistics and figures:

  • "Citizens" are listed as favorites of the meeting;
  • "Brugge" does not lose during 7 meetings;
  • Manchester City has a 2-match unbeaten streak;
  • The rivals have not met before in European Cup and friendly tournaments.

Forecast

City will be angry at themselves and PSG for losing in the last round of the group stage. This will cause the team to play aggressively from the first minutes of the match in Belgium. As for me, the "citizens" have every chance of winning with a handicap of 1.5 goals.