Club Brugge vs Manchester City Predictions, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Club Brugge vs Manchester City Predictions, Preview and Live Streaming 2021

Club Brugge vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League meeting. City sit one point behind their hosts after defeat at Paris Saint-Germain in the last round of games, can they get their European bid back on track at Brugge?
Preview: Brugge vs. Man City - prediction, team news, lineups

Club Brugge have no injury or suspension concerns whatsoever to work around for the visit of City, although Eder Balanta will miss the Etihad clash next month if he picks up a booking here.

The Colombia international was a late return from international duty and did not take part against Kortrijk, but Vormer will hope to keep his compatriot out of the side following his match-winning brace at the weekend.

Arsenal target Noa Lang claimed another assist for Vormer's second at the weekend and should form part of a settled attacking lineup with Charles De Ketelaere and Kamal Sowah.

City duo Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko were both fit enough to make the bench against Burnley, but Ferran Torres has been ruled out until the end of the year with a foot fracture.

Guardiola has refused to confirm Gabriel Jesus and Ederson's availability for Tuesday's game, but the Brazilian duo are expected to be fine to feature from the first whistle as the City boss rotates his resources.

Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Jack Grealish are all primed to return to the first XI as well, with Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling's spots in the side both under threat.

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

  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in three of City’s last four games and in their two most recent wins.
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Club Brugge’s last three home games, including a 1-1 draw with PSG.
  • Kevin de Bruyne has scored in each of his last two games for Man City.
Brugge won’t roll over for City
Manchester City need to get their Champions League bid back on track after a disappointing defeat at Paris Saint-Germain last time out and they will fancy their chances of taking all three points at Club Brugge.

Brugge have made a solid start to their own European campaign with four points from two games and they currently sit one point ahead of City in second spot in the Group A table.

City will again be without forward Ferran Torres for Tuesday’s game as he faces around three months on the sidelines with a fractured foot. The hosts have a few injury issues with defender Matej Mitrovic sidelined and summer loan signing Ruben Providence still waiting for his debut as he continues to recover from an ankle issue.

Goals could be at a premium in Belgium
City should have the quality to win this game and they will dominate for large periods, but they have struggled to finish their chances recently and we could be in for a low scoring game in midweek.

The Premier League champions made an awesome start to the season as they scored 17 goals in a four game period after losing the Community Shield final to Leicester but the goals have dried up since. City did score six goals against Wycombe in the League Cup but over the course of their last four Premier League games they have managed just five goals in total and also drew a blank in Paris in their last Champions League assignment.

Brugge have proven to be a tough side to break down and they managed to hold PSG to a 1-1 draw at home in this competition. The Belgian outfit also won 2-1 at RB Leipzig and have two clean sheets in their last four home games and have conceded just four goals across their last seven fixtures overall.

City should be able to create chances but whether or not they are able to put them away is a different matter and although I am expecting a win for the visitors it may not be by a huge margin and under 2.5 goals is the main bet for this fixture. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in three of City’s last four games and in their two most recent wins.

De Bruyne holds the key for City
City may be lacking an out-and-out goalscorer but midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has taken on more attacking responsibility and goes into Tuesday’s game after scoring in each of his last two appearances. The Belgian international hit City’s second in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley after scoring in the draw with Liverpool prior to the international break.

A De Bruyne goal at anytime looks a good option in this fixture, while a 2-0 win for City is the pick in the correct score market as Pep Guardiola’s men have three clean sheets in their last six games and have scored exactly two goals in each of their last two fixtures.

Our prediction

Man City to Win
Club Brugge impressed with their 1-2 away win over RB Leipzig. They had earlier held PSG to a 1-1 draw at the Jan Breydel Stadion and will hope for a similar result against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. The Citizens were let down in their away defeat to PSG and will want to rectify that result. They made little work of Burnley over the weekend and should be able to defeat Club Brugge at home.

Total Goals – Under 2.5
Despite being the highest scorers in Group A, goals have not been the norm for matches involving Manchester City this season. Only two of their last five fixtures have finished with Over 2.5 total goals. Club Brugge have been in a similar situation with just one of their last five matches going past the three-goal margin. As they face-off in midweek, expect a contentious low scoring affair.

Both Teams to Score – No
Philippe Clement will be pleased with his side's goalscoring abilities this season, hitting the back of the net in each of their 14 competitive fixtures this season. We are expecting this run to conclude against Manchester City whose five goals conceded in Champions League outings do not do them justice. Alongside Chelsea, they have conceded a paltry three goals in eight Premier League fixtures and should be able to shut out their rivals.
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