EUROPA: Champions League – group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
At the end of the first half of Saturday battle between the teams of Josep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp had happened one episode that has largely defined both the further course of the game and, as a result, the final outcome.
And the chief “hero” of this episode became the winger of Liverpool Sadio Mané. He has mistaken football and kick-boxing and had hit the goalkeeper’ head with his leg. Having been left in minority, the team of Jürgen Klopp came absolutely unglued and as a result had missed from angry hosts 5 unanswered goals (5:0).
Manchester City (the head coach Josep Guardiola)
Having got numerical advantage the Citizens began to tear the attack of the Reds in small pieces. Two goals have scored both Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sané and the first goal was scored by Sergio Agüero. Poor Simon Mignolet!
And with such super positive mood the team of Josep Guardiola will spend its first away meeting in the Champions League group tournament.
Feyenoord the Netherlands (the head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst)
During three opening rounds of the new season the defending champion of Eredivision had won three times in a row over Twente (2:1), Excelsior (1:0), Willem (5:0). Now Feyenoord has 9 points. And together with PSV is heading the standings.
As we see in three last matches the team of Giovanni van Bronckhorst has scored 8 goals. But now the champion doesn’t have bright goalscorer as three football players have scored two goals each. These are Steven Berghuis, Jens Toornstra and Jean-Paul Boëtius.
It is quite clear that the favorite of this meeting according to bookmakers is the team of Josep Guardiola. There is no need now to remind the previous statistics of away matches of City in different Champions League matches.
This summer the Citizens have greatly strengthen the defense line and at the same time the attack line of the club which is headed by Agüero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva was perfect earlier. And that is why our choice is obvious.
City (Asian Handicap -1) - odds 1.68 Pinnacle