Young Boys vs Manchester City: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League 2023-24 season is set to be underway
Manchester City will be bidding to make it three straight victories in the Champions League this season when they travel to face Young Boys on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola’s side returned to winning ways on Saturday, securing a much-needed three points against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. Their trip to Young Boys later this week affords another favourable chance to get back on track while moving closer to securing qualification for the knockout rounds.
On the other side, the Swiss club sits in the third position in the table with only one point. The home side will try their best to defeat the Premier League Champions.
Wednesday, 25 Oct, 2023; 07:00 PM (GMT), 03:00 PM (EST)
26-10-23, 12:30 AM (IST)
Young Boys Form (All Competitions): W-L-W-D-W-D
Manchester City Form (All Competitions): W-L-L-W-L-W
Players to Watch
Meschak Elia (Young Boys)
The Congolese forward is known for his pace, even though he is not very tall his core strength is really good which helps him to keep the ball. Inside the box, he is really good at finishing even though this season till now he has not performed as per his expectations surely he is the one City defenders need to be aware of.
Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
Despite not being gifted with exceptional speed, he is an agile player who possesses quick footwork, a good change of pace, and excellent balance on the ball, as a result of his low centre of gravity. His intelligent play helps the team to attack very well and he will be a big threat to the Swiss side.
- This will be the first-ever meeting between City and Young Boys.
- Young Boys are third in the UCL table and second in their league.
- The Swiss club have faced English opposition previously, with their most famous night coming in September 2021, overcoming Manchester United 2-1 in the first match of the group stage.
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Injury and Team News
De Bruyne underwent hamstring surgery at the end of August, and the Belgium international is not expected to be back on the field for the Citizens until early 2024. City have no players suspended for this contest, with Manuel Akanji available despite his red card against Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
For Young Boys Imeri will be the only player who will not be able to play due to injury, Boys have the rest of the squad fit to play.
Both these teams have never faced each other and this will be their first match facing each other.
Young Boys Predicted Lineup (4-5-1):
Racioppi; Camara, Benito, Garcia, Blum, Niasse, Males, Monteiro, Ugrinic, Nsame, Elia
Man City Predicted Lineup (4-3-3):
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Grealish, Haaland
Match Prediction for Young Boys vs Manchester City
City have been struggling with their form a bit in the Premier League, but in the UCL they are not very far from qualifying for the knockout rounds. They have a much better quality team and will come out as the winners in this match.
Prediction: Young Boys 0-3 Manchester City
Telecast for Young Boys vs Manchester City
India: Sony Sports Network (Sony Ten 2)
UK: BT Sport, TNT Sport
USA: Paramount+, CBS