The Champions League quarterfinals are here and Manchester City will get theirs underway in a heated contest against Bayern Munich.
The English Premier League champions hammered RB Leipzig 8-1 on aggregate in the round of 16 and are now set for another German test.
Bayern on the other hand beat PSG 3-0 in the two-legged round of 16 clash and now face a tougher test in Pep Guardiola’s side.
Erling Haaland has scored 10 goals in 6 UCL appearances for City but has lost all seven games he has played against Bayern in the past.
Man City have won two of their three home games against Bayern in the UEFA Champions League, with their only such defeat coming in 2013.
This will be Thomas Tuchel’s first Champions League game in charge since taking over at Bayern and he will be hoping to get a positive start.
Tuchel has form in this competition though, reaching both the 2020 and 2021 Champions League finals.
The 2021 final saw him defeat Guardiola’s City side with Chelsea, just weeks after he also eliminated them in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Bayern Munich have lost only two of their last 10 away matches in the Champions League against English opposition.
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What time does Man City vs Bayern start?
The game kicks off at 10pm at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Bayern team news
Phil Foden will continue to miss out as he recovers but Jack Grealish, who scored over the weekend will start with Bernardo Silva on the opposite flank.
Riyad Mahrez will drop to the bench as Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan engineer proceedings from midfield.
Haaland will continue to lead the attacking line as he seeks to break more records in the Champions League.
For the visitors, with Eric Choupo-Moting ruled out, Serge Gnabry will play in the false 9 role supported by Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller.
Sadio Mane may have to settle for a place on the bench as the rest of the team is set to remain unchanged.
Man City vs Bayern head to head
From the 10 matches played between these two sides, each have won 5 times and there has never been a draw in this fixture.
Man City vs Bayern current form
The hosts have won all of their last 5 games, scoring 22 goals in the process while Bayern have lost twice in that run, winning the remaining 3.
Man City vs Bayern prediction
Both teams are of such a high pedigree and this is tipped to be a banger of an encounter. Both are set to score but Man City will make full use of home advantage to win here.