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Man City vs Dinamo Zagreb: Team news, prediction & likely XI

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 30/09/2019

Manchester City will entertain Group C leaders Dinamo Zagreb at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, here are the facts you need to know ahead of the second match in the competition. 

TEAM NEWS:

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Etihad outfit is facing some crisis in the defence as the likes of Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are out as does long-term absentee Leroy Sane. they have no suspension worries ahead of the clash against the Croatian team.

DINAMO ZAGREB:

Zagreb has no such injury concerns and could name a largely unchanged side from the weekend when manager Bjelica did not risk resting his main men.

RECENT FORM:

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Premier League Champions are in great form having won their opening Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk and they have been consistent since the defeat against Norwich City in the Premier League.

DINAMO ZAGREB:

Nenad Bjelica's men have been in fine form in the domestic scene and in the Champions League, They top the standings in the Group C having defeated Atalanta 4-0 in the opening game of the competition.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS:

MANCHESTER CITY:

Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; Bernardo, Rodri, D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling

DINAMO ZAGREB:

Livakovic; Stojanovic, Theophile-Catherine, Peric, Leovac; Moro, Ademi; Orsic, Kadzior, Olmo; Petkovic

PREDICTION:

Manchester City 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb

CLUB BRUGGE:

the Jupilier outfit will miss the services of defender Eder Blanta due to a hamstring injury and Federico Ricca is also doubtful for the clash after sustaining an injury in the clash against Galatasaray in their opening fixture in the Champions League.

HEAD TO HEAD:

RECENT FORM:

REAL MADRID:

Zinedine Zidane's men lost woefully against Paris Saint-Germain in their first Champions League game, the Spanish giant never registered any shot on goal in the entire 90 minutes.

They have since them bounced back from their defeat against the Ligue 1 side having registered a back to back win in the La Liga aagainst Osasuna and Sevilla but drew their lst game against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

the Bernabeu giants top the La Liga table at the moment with just seven games played.

CLUB BRUGGE:

Philippe Clement's team has been impressive so far, they held Galatasaray to a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture in Belgium and in the domestic they are yet to suffer a defeat in their last four games and they top the Jupilier League table, so far they have been impressive this season.

POTENTIAL LINE UPS:

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Nacho; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Hazard

CLUB BRUGGE:

Mignolet; Deli, Mitrovic, Mata; Ricca, Rits, Vanaken, Vormer, Diatta; Dennis, Okereke

PREDICTIONS:

REAL MADRID 3-1 CLUB BRUGGE
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