Young Boys vs Manchester City in Champions League
The latest instalment of Group G action in this year’s Champions League sees Swiss side Young Boys host Manchester City on Wednesday.
Pinned as major underdogs for this clash, the home side will be desperate to claim one of the biggest scalps in their history, which in turn would give them a chance of qualifying from this group.
But Manchester City arrive after claiming a priceless 2-1 Premier League victory over Brighton at the weekendm which should boost confidence in Pep Guardiola’s squad after some recent unusually poor form.
The visitors also arrive on the back of an unbeaten 15-match stint in the Champions League, which they will be looking to extend even further here.
Although City rediscovered their winning form over the weekend, they did once again fail to keep a cleans sheet in the process.
In fact, Guardiola’s men have now failed to hold their opponents off the scoresheet in each of their five competitive outings, while nine of their past 10 have seen them concede at least once. That included their Champions League home outing against Crvena zvezda in which the Serbian side took a surprise lead at the Etihad Stadium.
On the road and against a side who’ll be desperate to claim a priceless result again, we think that they’ll ultimately grab the three points on offer but that they’ll also concede again in the process.
Since joining the club, the Argentine forward has netted 24 times across 63 club appearances with him currently managing to score once per 145 minutes of action. This season, he’s already scored three times across two Champions League outings, which leaves him primed for more success in this fixture.