Manchester City have recovered from their opening day loss to Tottenham Hotspur and after three straight wins, they shift attention to the Champions League. They are set to host German side RB Leipzig in their opening Group A match and will be banking on their prolific gal scoring run. City have scored 21 goals in just the last three matches and go to this game on three straight clean sheets and will be out to start a fine run in the Champions League after falling in the final last time. They have 11 wins, and one loss in their last 13 Champions League matches and in the last 15 in this competition, nine have produced over 2.5 goals. While City have scored twice in four of their last five Champions League matches, they have just one clean sheet in the five.
Leipzig’s tough start to the season continued over the weekend as they lost 4-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. That was their second straight defeat and third in four matches. They’ll have to put in a lot to avoid a fourth loss here, as new manager Jesse Marsch endures a tough start. The Germans have just three wins in 10 matches and their only win in the last five away matches was against Sandhausen in the German Cup. They aren’t doing well defensively either, and having managed just two clean sheets in their last 10 away games, they are bound to struggle against City at the Etihad. In the Champions League, Leipzig have no clean sheet in seven matches while they’ve failed to score in three of their last four away matches in the competition.
Manchester City are outright favorites in this and the fact that they play at home favors them. They are the form team here and Leipzig’s confidence should have taken a battering after the heavy loss to Bayern. Back Manchester City to win here.