Manchester City will host Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, looking to add to their three-point lead in their UEFA Champions League group. Pep Guardiola’s team defeated Sevilla 4-0 last week, giving them a lot of momentum heading into this game.
Man City could line up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to remain unchanged in this European match against Dortmund. As a result, Manuel Akanji will likely play alongside Ruben Dias in central defense once more.
Ederson will feature in goal for Man City after he kept a well-deserved clean sheet in his last European appearance. As mentioned earlier, Manuel Akanji will function alongside Ruben Dias at the heart of Guardiola’s defense as they try to keep the Dortmund attackers at bay during the 90 minutes.
Joao Cancelo will fill in at right-back while Sergio Gomez gets another chance to impress on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and express themselves in the opponent’s half in midweek.
Man City’s midfield could be comprised of Bernardo Silva, Rodri, and Kevin De Bruyne. The gifted trio will be given the responsibility to dominate the game at the center of the park and orchestrate enough opportunities for Man City to emerge victorious in this midweek game.
Jack Grealish might retain his place on the left flank while Phil Foden hopes to give a good account of himself from the right.
Erling Haaland will spearhead Guardiola’s attack once again down the middle. The Norwegian striker is enjoying his time at Manchester and has been in a great run of form of late. Hence, we can expect him to fancy his chances of scoring against his old club this Wednesday night.
Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez will be named on the bench and might come on to feature in this match as the impact substitutes if Man City is in need of a goal late in the game.