Even at this early stage, the pressure is on Manchester City as they travel to Belgium this evening to face a Club Brugge side in good form. Club Brugge vs Man City: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results
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While the loss at Paris Saint-Germain last time out may have been a tad unfair given the level of their overall performance, City could feasibly fall four points behind the top two in Group A should they lose at the Jan Breydel Stadium.
Brugge proved in their opening fixture against PSG they are not to be taken lightly and, though rank outsiders heading into a group that also contains RB Leipzig, are emerging as dark horses.
Indeed, attacking midfielder Hans Vanaken has scored two goals in as many games in a Champions League context, while Bas Dost and Noa Lang provide further attacking threats.
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For many, City will be clear favourites but their loss in the French capital showed how susceptible Pep Guardiola’s team can be to throwing a game away if they do not finish their chances.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Club Brugge vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 17:45pm BST kick-off time on Tuesday.
Where to watch Club Brugge vs Manchester City
TV channel: This evening’s match will be televised on BT Sport 2.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or the BT Sport App.
Club Brugge vs Manchester City team news
Simon Mignolet will largely be the most familiar face donning Club Brugge colours for Premier League supporters although Scottish international Jack Hendry has proven impressive in central defence after moving from Oostende over the course of the summer. Lang, meanwhile, is a thrilling incisive wide forward on his day and could cause problems on the counter.
From a City perspective, Guardiola confirmed after Saturday’s win over Burnley that he was hoping to welcome both Ederson and Gabriel Jesus back into contention following their excursions, and subsequent quarantine periods, with Brazil. As it stands, Ferran Torres is the only major absence through injury.
Club Brugge vs Manchester City prediction
City, despite their riches in attacking midfield, are up against a side who managed to keep PSG’s famed front three largely at bay during Matchday 1. For that reason, it’s hard to see a team without a fixed star striker managing to rack up the goals in the same manner they did against Leipzig. Still, that’s not to say they absolutely cannot score and surely their tendency to dominate possession will create chances, albeit not in the way many might expect considering the difference in resources between the two sides.
Prediction: Manchester City to win 2 -1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Competitively, the two clubs have never faced each other.
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Manchester City and Club Brugge will face off at 12:45 p.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Jan Breydelstadion on Matchday 3 of the Champions League group stage. Man City is coming off of a 2-0 defeat to PSG. On the other hand, Club Brugge won 2-1 against RB Leipzig three weeks ago. Right now, Man City (three points) is in third place in Group A, while Club Brugge (four points) is in second place in the group behind PSG (four points). Recall that only the top two teams in the group will advance to the knockout phase.
With a tie between PSG and Club Brugge, Man City has a long-shot chance to take the top spot with a win. A win for Club Brugge would guarantee them at least second place (depending on tie-breaking rules with PSG should they also win).
Club Brugge sits second in the Champions League Group A standings with one win and one draw through two matches. The club will try to keep its position Tuesday as it faces third-place Manchester City.
In its two matches so far, Club Brugge beat RB Leipzig 2–1 on a goal from Mats Rits in the 41st minute and they drew with Paris Saint-Germain 1–1.
Manchester City is 1-0-1 in group stage play so far, with a 6–3 win against RB Leipzig 6-3 but a 2–0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on goals from Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi.
Manchester City wants to bounce back from that loss to PSG with a big win in this match. To do that, the team will rely on the scoring potential of forwards Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
The defense is also going to need to step up after letting up three goals to Leipzig and two to PSG. João Cancelo has 16 tackles already, so he has to be a focal point, along with Rúben Dias, who has 16 clearances to lead the team.
Club Brugge is making a statement so far in Champions League play. They will look for midfielder Hans Vanaken is going to have to get on the score sheet again against Manchester City.