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Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund, UEFA Champions League 2022/23: MPL Preview, Predictions & Fantasy Team

Manchester City (MCI) will host Borussia Dortmund (BVB) in their second Group G match of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England in the wee hours of Thursday, September 15. The match will kick off at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City started their UEFA Champions League 2022/23 campaign with a dominating 4-0 win over La Liga outfit Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán last week. 

Manchester City star forward Erling Haaland scored a brace while Phil Foden and Ruben Diaz netted one goal each to thrash the hosts and secure a commanding victory.

Under the tutelage of manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are currently on an eight-match unbeaten streak. The Citizens have also made an impressive start to the Premier League title defence, having registered four wins and two draws so far. With 14 points from six matches, the defending champions are currently placed second in the Premier League 2022/23 standings, one point behind table-toppers Arsenal.

On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund will look to bounce back after suffering a 0-3 defeat against RB Leipzig in their previous game in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Having registered four victories and two defeats in the Bundesliga so far, Edin Terzić’s Borussia Dortmund are currently placed fifth in the standings with 12 points from six games, two points behind league leaders Union Berlin.

However, Borussia Dortmund beat Danish football club F.C. Copenhagen 3-0 in their opening Group G clash of the UEFA Champions League last week.

Marco Reus, Raphael Guerreiro and Jude Bellingham scored a goal each to help Die Borussen bag maximum points from their fixture.

Manchester City are currently at the top of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Group G standings, courtesy of a better goal difference than Borussia Dortmund. Both the teams have three points from one game while Sevilla and Copenhagen are yet to open their account.

MCI vs BVB, UEFA Champions League 2022/23

Date: 15th September, 2022

Time: 12:30 AM IST

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

FORM GUIDE:

Manchester City form (all competitions):

  • W, D, W, W, D

Borussia Dortmund form (all competitions):

  • L, W, W, W, L

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund head-to-head in UEFA Champions League

Manchester City have an edge over Borussia Dortmund in the head-to-head record, winning two of the four official matches that they have played so far. Dortmund registered one victory while the other match ended in a draw.

The last time these two sides met, Manchester City secured a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park during an UEFA Champions League clash last year in April.

In friendlies, Borussia Dortmund have won two of the three matches that they have clashed against Manchester City.

TEAM NEWS:

Manchester City Team News:

Manchester City will miss the services of right-back Kyle Walker and star defender Aymeric Laporte due to injuries.

John Stones is available for the game after being forced to miss their clash against Sevilla due to niggle.

Julian Alvarez and Riyaz Mahrez will compete to replace Jack Grealish from the starting XI.

Borussia Dortmund Team News:

Borussia Dortmund have several injury concerns ahead of their crucial UEFA Champions League encounter against a star-studded Manchester City outfit. Sebastien Haller, Thorgan Hazard, Mahmoud Dahoud, Gregor Kobel, Mateu Morey and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens are ruled out of the marquee clash due to their respective injuries.

Furthermore, forwards Karim Adeyemi and Donyell Malen are doubtful for their second Group G match of the ongoing UCL.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:

Ederson Moraes; Sergio Gomez, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne; Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:

Alexander Meyer; Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Thomas Meunier; Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan; Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Giovani Reyna; Anthony Modeste

Predictions:

Manchester City have been in scintillating form this season and will start as overwhelming favourites against visitors Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium.

Erling Haaland has been almost unstoppable this term and will be raring to go against his former club Borussia Dortmund.

Additionally, Dortmund will miss several of their key players due to injuries and will be happy with a draw away from home. 

Going by recent form and team combination, Manchester City are expected to clinch another victory over Dortmund.

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