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Manchester City vs Young Boys match preview
Will Manchester City’s perfect record in this season’s Champions League continue?
So far, it’s played three and won three for Pep Guardiola’s team, all, bizarrely, by the same 3-1 scoreline.
13 days ago, Manuel Akanji broke the deadlock at Stadion Wankdorf, before Erling Braut Håland’s late brace saw them to victory in the reverse fixture.
Meschak Elia’s amazing lob, that briefly got Young Boys back on terms, was certainly the goal of the night in Bern, but it ultimately counted for nothing.
Never before have Man City ended a Champions League group phase campaign with a 100% record, but the holders are very much on course to change this fact.
The Sky Blues also went top of the Premier League on Saturday, smashing AFC Bournemouth 6-1, with a similarly emphatic margin of victory expected here.
BSC Young Boys meantime have never won a Champions League away game, excluding qualifiers, and it would be one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s 69-year history if they changed that here.
Raphaël Wicky’s team have just one point on the board so far, drawing 2-2 in Belgrade last month, but are well-placed to take third spot, give that they host Crvena zvezda in late-November.
Will Man City cruise to victory at the Etihad?
Manchester City team news
With a visit to Chelsea, who don’t have mid-week action, to come on Sunday, expect Pep Guardiola to heavily rotate.
Jérémy Doku was the star of the show against Bournemouth, taking his tallies to three goals and six assists for the club.
Rúben Dias and Joško Gvardiol were unused substitutes at the weekend, suggesting they’ll start here, while Rico Lewis, Matheus Nunes, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish could all return too.
One man unlikely to feature is Erling Braut Håland, who sustained an injury on Saturday, so is unlikely to be risked.
Young Boys team news
Meschack Elia is likely to be Young Boys’ main goal threat, having scored in the reverse fixture and then again in Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Winterthur.