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Manchester City are getting ready to clash with FK Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium. The match is played out as one of sixteen games in the first round of the Champions League group stage.

Odds are stacked against FK Crvena Zvezda who require a minor miracle to avoid getting knocked over in Manchester on Tuesday night. It has the look of a potential mauling the visitors who are back in the Champions League for the first time since 2019.

The last time the visitors took part in the Champions League group stage, they took on Tottenham, among others, and got thumbed by 5-0 and 4-0. Now they have the dubious honour of opening the tournament against the defending champions. A daunting task indeed.

Manchester City put some impressive numbers on display from their past ten matches in this tournament, scoring 21 goals per game on average. This resulted in 21 goals in total, but they also conceded four. That is an average of 0.4 per match, as they managed six clean sheets.

FK Crvena Zvezda are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming match in the Champions League, as they show off very handsome numbers from their previous ten games. They scored two on average per match, for a total of 20 goals in this tournament. They also let in ten goals, leaving an average of one per match. Furthermore, they fought their way to a clean sheet four times.

Manchester City vs FK Crvena Zvezda Prediction

Manchester City Form

In their last three outings, Manchester City won 1-2 against Sheffield United, beat Fulham by 5-1 and hammered West Ham 1-3. Manchester City bulldozed their way through the previous six Champions League outing at Etihad Stadium. They won all six, adding 18 points to their account, whilst scoring 23 and conceding one.

FK Crvena Zvezda Form

Despite losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last three matches for FK Crvena Zvezda. They first took out Vojvodina by 5-0 before downing Mladost Lucani by 1-4. The winning streak came to an end against Cukaricki, who ran out 2-1 winners. FK Crvena Zvezda, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn zero and lost four in their last six away in the Champions League.

Manchester City vs FK Crvena Zvezda Stats

  • Manchester City have scored in the last 48 home matches in a row
  • Manchester City have won 22 of the last 24 home matches
  • Manchester City have scored in 36 of the last 37 matches
  • Manchester City have not lost 25 of the last 27 home matches
  • In 8 of the last 9 Manchester City matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • FK Crvena Zvezda have scored in 68 of the last 70 matches
  • FK Crvena Zvezda have scored in 47 of the last 49 away matches
  • FK Crvena Zvezda have not lost 30 of the last 31 matches
  • In the last 11 FK Crvena Zvezda matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • FK Crvena Zvezda have won 8 of the last 9 matches and the sum of goals was over 2.5

    Manchester City vs FK Crvena Zvezda Team News

    Manchester City could have five players on the injured and absent list ahead of their match at home with FK Crvena Zvezda on Tuesday.

    Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish, John Stones, Kevin De Bruyne and Zack Steffen are missing from the squad, Manchester City will field against FK Crvena Zvezdathis coming Tuesday.

    Manchester City vs FK Crvena Zvezda H2H

    This is the first time that Manchester City and FK Crvena Zvezda face each other in the Champions League, having not been involved in this competition at the same time before.

    Manchester City vs FK Crvena Zvezda Betting Tips

    As the new Champions League campaign has recently started, we are still a bit in the dark, as to which striker will dominate the top scorer table for Manchester City and FK Crvena Zvezda this season. However, there might be some interesting prospects, when looking at the list of players who are in the best form at the moment.

    Manchester City were able to win seven of their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings. FK Crvena Zvezda won five of their last 10 games away, drew three and suffered defeat in two of them. FK Crvena Zvezda managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches away from home.

    Manchester City scored an average of 2.4 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in ten of the last ten outings for FK Crvena Zvezda, who managed to score 3.1 times in those matches.