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Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb, UEFA Champions League Matchday 2: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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Manchester City Host Dinamo Zagreb on Matchday 2 in Group C

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Competition/Round: 2019/20 UEFA Champions League – Matchday 2

Date/Time: Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb – Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 20:00 GMT (UK); 15:00 EST, 12:00 PST (USA)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, UK

Match Officials:

Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük

Assistants: Charles Schaap, Jan de Vries

Fourth Official: Kevin Blom

VAR: Jochem Kamphuis

Assistant VAR: Bas Nijhuis

TV Info: BT Sport 3 (UK)

Live Stream: BT Sport Live (UK); Bleacher Report Live (USA)

Radio: N/A

Preview:

After their respective wins on Matchday 1 in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League’s Group C, Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb will go head to head on Matchday 2.

Team News:

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Leroy Sané are injured and will not feature in this match.

Dinamo Zagreb will have a fully fit squad.

Possible Lineups:

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; Mahrez, Agüero, Sterling

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Dinamo Zagreb

Formation: 3-4-3

Livaković; Théophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Perić; Stojanović, Moro, Ademi, Leovac; Oršić, Petković, Olmo

Manager: Nenad Bjelica

Prediction:

This will be the first time these two clubs have faced each other, albeit Manchester City may have an upper hand. Whilst Manchester City have advanced to the Champions Leagues Quarter-finals in the last two seasons, Dinamo Zagreb were on a two year hiatus as they competed in the UEFA Europa League. Given City’s experience in the Champions League, it is predicted they will perform well in this match. Dinamo will be sure to provide City with a difficult challenge, but by full time it is predicted the hosts will edge out in this match.

Manchester City 3-1 Dinamo Zagreb