Young Boys vs Manchester City Prediction and Match Preview

Young Boys vs Manchester City Prediction and Match Preview

Young Boys will be seeking to secure a significant victory in Group G as they host Manchester City at Stadion Wankdorf on Wednesday evening.

The Yellow-Blacks played to a 2-2 draw with Crvena Zvezda in their second group match, encountering defensive issues in the second half. Although there are no new injury concerns for the home team, it’s a challenging proposition to bet on the underdogs.

Pep Guardiola’s squad, on the other hand, has regained confidence with a crucial 2-1 triumph over Brighton.

The Citizens are determined to solidify their position at the top of Group G, and we anticipate that they will exploit Young Boys’ vulnerable defense. One player to watch in the away team is Erling Haaland, who found the net over the weekend.

Pep Guardiola has no recent injury worries ahead of their journey to Bern, but both Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish are likely to feature in the starting lineup.

Team News:

Young Boys will have to cope without Kastriot Imeri, who will be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ACL injury. Darian Males may also miss the match due to a knock.

Cedric Itten could find himself in the starting lineup for the hosts, having come off the bench in their recent 0-0 draw against Zurich. This change might involve Jean-Pierre Nsame making way for him.

On the other hand, Manchester City may view Wednesday’s trip to Switzerland as an opportunity to rest some key players ahead of an important league fixture over the weekend. This could include John Stones and Bernardo Silva, both of whom have recently returned from injury.

Manuel Akanji is likely to start, as he will be suspended for the Manchester derby after receiving two yellow cards in the match against Brighton. Jack Grealish, Mateo Kovacic, Ederson, and Nathan Ake, who were on the bench for that victory, are expected to be back in the lineup for this game.

However, the visitors will still be without their influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who could return “sooner than expected” according to his manager, following a hamstring injury that kept him out for two months.