Lyon were the last team to beat Manchester City, all the way back in September, but since then there arguably hasn’t been a more in form team in world football. They have won all but one of their 13 games since, a record that would be different had Riyad Mahrez not missed a 90th-minute penalty at Anfield.
As such, the Citizens are in a strong position both at home and in Europe and they should be able to avenge their opening matchday defeat here. Guardiola’s men were at it again with a 4-0 destruction of West Ham at the weekend, with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane singlehandedly taking apart the Hammers at the weekend.
Sterling scored yet again whilst Sane put away a double, with the German also assisting Sterling’s strike to make it five goals and four assists in just six games, and the two were sufficiently supported by David Silva, who is playing as well as he ever has for City.
Lyon have already proven that they are a decent side. They gave City no excuses in September, out pressing them and outthinking them in a totally deserved 2-1 success where Nabil Fekir ran the game and was ably assisted by Memphis Depay. Another one of Lyon’s attacking talents is Moussa Dembele, who has three league goals and a further one in the Champions League.
Lyon v Man City
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
20:00 Live On BT Sport 3 HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
SEP 2018 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester City 1-2 Lyon
They can pack a punch but so can Shakhtar and they found that City in full flow are a beast to be reckoned with that few teams can match. Saturday was the fourth game in a row that they had scored at least three in a row with 19 goals scored in total and in only one of their eight wins since their draw against Liverpool, they would have beaten a one goal handicap. They won 3-0 at Shakhtar when they could and arguably should have scored more, and they can beat the handicap once again.
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