Marseille vs Manchester City Betting Tips & Predictions
There’s a nagging feeling that Manchester City are starting to get their act together now that the 2020/21 season is fully under way, with Pep Guardiola’s side coming from behind in their Champions League clash against Porto to win by a 3-1 scoreline.
Guardiola accused the Portuguese side of “following the Leicester blueprint” after the game when operating with five at the back, although this victory puts them in the box seat as far as Group C is concerned and our tip is that the English side will record another three points in France.
Aguero’s Return Makes Manchester City a Better Bet
Sergio Aguero has returned to the first team and the Argentine clearly offers quality in the centre forward role which was kept warm by Raheem Sterling in the former’s absence, although the English winger is far better suited to a wide position where he can attack with menace.
There are also signs that the City defence is starting to look more robust and the acquisition of Ruben Dias has been a huge boost for a team who no longer have to rely on the injury-prone Aymeric Laporte or the error-prone John Stones.
Marseille Look Short of Quality to Beat City
Marseille might have beaten Paris Saint-Germain this season although they caught the French champions cold considering it was only PSG’s second match of the campaign and the first for many leading players who were given recovery time after the Champions League final.
Having lost their European Cup opener away to Olympiakos, our prediction is that Marseille will struggle to qualify considering they have to host City before a double header against a lively Porto side and they’re big betting outsiders to win this clash.
Andre Villas-Boas could have his work cut out to counteract difficult opponents who are starting to click into gear, with Ferran Torres particularly looking the part after his move from Valencia in the summer.
Manchester City -1.5 @ 2.025 with bet365
Marseille vs Manchester City - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
Marseille Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Manchester City Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
03Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon
17Kevin De Bruyne
- Marseille Substitutes
- 28: Valere Germain
- 25: Yuto Nagatomo
- 23: Marley Aké
- 22: Pape Gueye
- 11: Luis Henrique
- 10: Dimitri Payet
- 09: Dario Benedetto
- 08: Morgan Sanson
- 06: Kevin Strootman
- 16: Yohann Pele
- 01: Simon Ngapandouetnbu
Manchester City Formation4-3-1-2
- Manchester City Substitutes
- 82: Adrián Bernabé
- 80: Cole Palmer
- 78: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
- 69: Tommy Doyle
- 61: Felix Nmecha
- 50: Eric García
- 27: Joao Cancelo
- 26: Riyad Mahrez
- 20: Bernardo Silva
- 05: John Stones
- 33: Scott Carson
- 13: Zackary Thomas Steffen
Marseille vs Manchester City - Injuries, Bans & Suspensions
No players are currently injured or suspended.