Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when PSG and Manchester City go head to head in the Champions League Group A derby. Les Parisiens recorded a 2-0 win over Montpellier at the weekend without Leo Messi in the starting line-up. However, the Argentine superstar is facing race against clock to be fit for the Man City showdown. The likes of Sergio Ramos, Marco Verratti, Layvin Kurzawa, Ismael Gharbi, and Juan Bernat have been struggling with injuries of late as well.
The Citizens, on the other hand, did well to beat Chelsea in the Premier League derby at the weekend. Kevin de Bruyne is finally fully fit, and, no doubt, the Belgium international will be the man to watch in the away team. Both Gundogan and Zinchenko are rated doubtful for the game, while Mendy remains in the recovery room. Anyhow, given the attacking potential of the two star-studded sides, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Lionel Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realized his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment.
Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015).
In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
Highlighted Team (Man 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), but both 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.