Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City will meet on Tuesday to decide who finishes top of Group G in the UEFA Champions League.
City lead the table with ten points, just three ahead of Dortmund, who themselves have a five-point lead over third-placed Sevilla. The first two are effectively decided, but now it’s a matter of order. A draw for City would do it.
Dortmund lost defender Nico Schlotterbeck to a calf injury at the weekend and it’s hard to see him playing any part, but Donyell Malen and Marco Reus are expected to be back in contention.
Thomas Meunier, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mateu Morey, Mahmoud Dahoud and Sebastien Haller are unavailable due to injury and Salih Ozcan will come in due to suspension.
Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup vs Man City
Dortmund Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Kobel; Wolf, Sule, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Bellingham; Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen; Moukoko
Bench: Meyer, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos, Rothe, Passlack, Kamara, Hazard, Reyna, Modeste, Reus
Ten points from four games has set Pep Guardiola’s side up for a spot in the knockout stages and just a point against Dortmund will ensure they finish top.
Sergio Gomez is suspended for City after receiving a red card against Copenhagen last time out, so Joao Cancelo should switch to left-back in that case.
Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips remain out.
Man City predicted lineup vs Borussia Dortmund
Man City Starting XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Haaland, Foden
Bench: Ortega, Carson, Laporte, Stones, Wilson-Esbrand, Lewis, Grealish, Mahrez, Palmer, Alvarez
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City score prediction
City ran out 2-1 winners when these two met earlier in the season, in what was one of the most entertaining games of the competition so far.
Neither team has been perfect since then, but City haven’t been far off. Despite a blip against Liverpool, they’ve been scoring goals at ease with this guy by the name of Erling Haaland up top. Dortmund fans might have heard of him.
Expect another firecracker of a show and another narrow victory for Pep Guardiola’s men.
Prediction: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Man City