Manchester City will be in very high spirits as they head into this midweek Champions League clash, the Citizens enjoying a 5-0 win over Liverpool in their weekend Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium. In all honesty the sending off of Sadio Mane was largely instrumental in Liverpool’s downfall but the Citizens were clinical in their demolition of the visitors as they rattled in the goals to produce the biggest win of the Premier League campaign thus far.
“The game was tight, it was equal when it was 11 against 11,” City boss Pep Guardiola said after the game. “After the red card it was different – I know it’s not easy to play against 10, it’s easier but not easy. But we controlled the game and the second goal before half-time was so important. They changed the system and we spent a few minutes to adjust but after that we were in control.”
City now need to focus their attention on their European campaign on Wednesday evening as they look to make an impact in this season’s Champions League, however Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord will be looking to stop them in their tracks.
The former Rangers and Barcelona boss has brought success to the Dutch side following his arrival over two years ago. They won the Dutch Cup in 2016 and won the domestic league title last season, the first time that they had achieved this in eighteen years. Van Bronckhorst’s reputation as a manager would be enhanced should his side beat City on Wednesday evening although we don’t envisage Feyenoord managing anything for their efforts on Wednesday evening.
Nevertheless Manchester City have been far from convincing this season so far, despite enjoying a massive win over the Reds last time out. The trio of Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus can cause huge problems for even the best defence and they will ask huge questions of the Feyenoord rearguard in this midweek affair.
City will certainly need a few goals given that the hosts have been averaging in excess of two goals per match this term so far. First-choice City keeper Emerson suffered a facial injury against Liverpool and it will be up to Claudio Bravo to keep out the hosts, something which we’re far from confident that he can manage. The home side will almost certainly score but the bookies are confident that an away win is in order with most firms going around 9/20 on the Citizens.
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