Preview: Manchester City vs. Dinamo Zagreb – prediction
Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb will be looking to make it two wins from two in Champions League Group C on Tuesday night when they face off at the Etihad Stadium.
Both were comfortable winners on matchday one to gain control of the group, with Man City beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 in Ukraine and Zagreb storming to a 4-0 victory over Atalanta BC.
The English champions have gone from strength to strength since with four successive wins across all competitions, scoring 17 goals and conceding just once in the process.
Three more went in against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday despite Guardiola resting the likes of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and David Silva.
Guardiola is expected to go with Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi (whom would make his 50th European appearance). Eric Garcia and Taylor Harwood-Bellis can also be an option should he think of resting his enforced first-choice duo.
Zagreb have no such injury concerns and could name a largely unchanged side from the weekend, when manager Bjelica did not risk resting his main men.
Man City will need to be wary of hat-trick hero Orsic, who on Friday night made five goals in his last four matches, while Damian Kadzior has three in two and Mario Gavranovic three in five.
The visitors also have two players with experience of playing in England – Kevin Theophile-Catherine is a former Cardiff City man, while Ivo Pinto joined from Norwich City during the summer.
Man City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; Bernardo, Rodri, D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Dinamo Zagreb possible starting lineup:
Livakovic; Stojanovic, Theophile-Catherine, Peric, Leovac; Moro, Ademi; Orsic, Kadzior, Olmo; Petkovic
Red Star vs Olympiakos: Prediction – Uefa Champions League 2019-20 preview
Red Star vs Olympiakos
Champions League 2019/20 season
Venue: Red Star Stadium, Belgrade
Date: Tuesday 1st October, 2019
Kick-off time: 10pm EAT
Red Star Belgrade and Olympiakos face off in the Serbian capital on Tuesday evening in what is already a must-win match for both teams.
Bayern Munich and Tottenham will also be battling it out in north London at the same time, this match is a golden opportunity for both Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) and Olympiakos for a potential last-16 spot.
Olympiakos already fighting back to claim a 2-2 home draw with Spurs, the Greeks will be confident of building on that result in Belgrade – though Red Star will be looking for a performance after falling 3-0 to Bayern in Germany.