Manchester City will play host to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in an eye-catching Champions League Group G match. Here we have Man City vs Dortmund, kick-off time, team news, lineup, head-to-head, prediction, and where to watch the match live.
- Competition: UEFA Champions League 22/23
- Round: Group G, Matchday 2 of 6
- Date: Wednesday, 14 Sept.
- Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm BST
- Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
After a dramatic semi-final exit against Real Madrid last season, Manchester City began their European campaign on 22/23 with an emphatic win last week. They cruised past Spanish side Sevilla by 0-4 goals in an away fixture.
Erling Haaland, who left Dortmund for Man City this summer, headlines by hosting his former club in his new home. The Norwegian striker is on a magnificent run with his new club. He has already scored 10 goals in six outings, including two hat-tricks. Moreover, Haaland scored a brace in their 0-4 victory over Sevilla.
On the other hand, Dortmund started their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 goal win over Copenhagen. However, they suffered a 0-3 goal away defeat against Leipzig in their last Bundesliga game.
It would be difficult for the German side to play against Man City in the Etihad Stadium and stop their familiar foe in Erling Haaland.
Man City vs Dortmund: Team News and Lineup
Pep Guardiola has to deal with some injury concerns at the backline. Aymeric Laporte will be unavailable due to injury. Kyle Walker and John Stones missed their last match against Sevilla. They are still doubtful. Akanji could feature against his former club Dortmund.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 13, 2022
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Gomez; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Gundogan, Haaland, Grealish
The German outfit Dortmund has a long list of injured players. Mahmoud Dahoud, Sebastien Haller, Gregor Kobel, Mateu Morey, and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens all are ruled out.
Thorgan Hazard limped off in their victory over Copenhagen last week. He could be sidelined and replaced by Gio Reyna.
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Meyer; Meunier, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Ozcan, Bellingham; Brandt, Reus, Reyna; Modeste
- Man City: 2 wins
- Dortmund: 1 win
- Draws: 1
Manchester City went head-to-head against Dortmund in the 2020-2021 Champions League quarter-finals, winning both legs by 2-1 goals.
Man City vs Dortmund Prediction
Dortmund was dealt with a reality check in their 3-0 goals defeat against Leipzig in Bundesliga. It would be difficult for them to come back in winning ways against a firing Haaland and flying English champions.
Winning their last game by 0-4 goals against Sevilla, and the weekend’s Premier League game being postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Man City will be well prepared mentally and physically.
We predict Man City will win by 2-0 goals with Erling Halaand finding the back of the nets.
Where to Watch
UK: BT Sport 2
India: Sony LIV