Our football match prediction:
Scottish champions have endured a terrible start to their European campaign this season with the 7-0 beating at the hands of Barcelona coming as a huge blow to in-form Celtic. Brendan Rodgers’ side are coming off from a 6-1 win over Kilmarnock and will be highly motivated to put in an improved performance in order to make amends for the opening loss to Barcelona. Manchester City, however, are likely to be an equally difficult challenge as Pep Guardiola’s team are in fantastic form this term. Spanish tactician has rejuvenated the Citizens, who are coming off from a ten-match winning run in all competitions. Two wins against Swansea in two different competitions are a great introduction to City’s trip to Scotland Pep Guardiola will be determined to make a total success. Seeing that the Spaniard have transformed his team into proper contenders we fail to predict anything else than away win.
Highligted Player (Mikael Lustig):
Long-serving Celtic soldier Michael Lustig has been with The Bhoys since 2012. The Swedish international has made more than 140 appearances for the Scottish club. The experienced 29-year-old defender is also a full international for Sweden since 2008 and a member of his country’s team that has participated at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. Internationally experienced defender also took part at Euro 2012 and his vast experience is of crucial importance for Celtic. Lustig began his career at Umea FC and had also played for GIF Sundsvall and Rosenborg BK before his move to Scotland. Mikael Lusting has endured mixed fortunes throughout his four-year career with Celtic, predominantly due to various injury spells that kept him out of play. First choice for Celtic manager(s) whenever he is fully fit, the Swedish defender is praised for his hard work, stamina and physical ability, despite his most recent struggles with muscle injuries.
Highlighted Team (Manchester City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight. Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), butboth managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097. Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.