Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City team will visit his old club’s stadium, the Allianz Arena, for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Despite his history with Bayern, Guardiola is focused solely on the match and not sentimentality.
Manchester City enters the match with a significant 3-0 lead from their first leg against the Bundesliga champions. Last week’s match was a difficult one for Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel, who experienced a challenging debut against Manchester City.
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Bayern Munich-Manchester City match preview
Manchester City has been performing exceptionally well this season, currently sitting in second place in the Premier League standings. In their previous game, they comfortably defeated Leicester City 3-1, and will look to replicate that result in their upcoming match.
Bayern Munich, meanwhile, is at the top of the Bundesliga table but has been inconsistent this season. They drew 1-1 with TSG Hoffenheim in their most recent match, which was a letdown for the home team. They will have to step up their game to pose a challenge to the English side in this match.
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Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Sommer; Pavard, Upamecano, De Ligt, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Bayern Munich and Manchester City have faced each other 12 times, with the former winning 5 of those matches and City winning 6. There has been 1 draw.
Bayern Munich wins: 5
Manchester City wins: 6
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Bayern Munich-Manchester City prediction
In recent weeks, Manchester City has been performing exceptionally well and is currently considered the top contender to win the European competition this season. Erling Haaland, who played outstandingly in the first leg, will be eager to add more goals to his tally at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, has not yet found its rhythm under coach Thomas Tuchel and will face a significant challenge this week. Manchester City is currently in better form and is expected to win this match.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 1-2 Manchester City
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The Champions League second leg quarterfinal between Bayern Munich and Manchester City is scheduled to kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. The match will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich.