Beaten 2021 finalists Manchester City get their new UEFA Champions League quest underway on Wednesday with the visit of RB Leipzig on Paramount+. Pep Guardiola's men responded to their opening day loss to Tottenham Hotspur with consecutive 5-0 home wins over Norwich City and Arsenal before a tight 1-0 win away at Leicester City. The Germans have lost three of their four opening Bundesliga matches which makes this one especially challenging for Jesse Marsch and his men.
Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 15 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Etihad Stadium -- Manchester, England
TV and live stream: Paramount+
Odds: MCFC -333; Draw +450; RBL +900 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Manchester City: City have put that Spurs loss behind them and are now moving up through the gears with Leipzig the perfect warm-up for a tough trip to Paris in the next round of games. With no margin for error in Group A, maximum points at home is an absolute must with Club Brugge and Leipzig on the road also looking winnable.
RB Leipzig: Things are not going according to plan for Leipzig at present with defeats to Mainz 05, VfL Wolfsburg, and Bayern Munich already this season after losing Julian Nagelsmann, Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer to the German champions this summer. Marsch will need time to get the squad to recover from losses and to start buying into his ideas and City away is not exactly the easiest of Group A opening games.
City to start with a straightforward win and Leipzig to be left needing further work to improve. A squad of Die Roten Bullen's quality will always be able to get at the top teams, but those three key losses will continue to hurt them for some time to come -- especially in Europe. Pick: Man City 3, Leipzig 1