Champions League Preview: Man City vs Crvena Zvezda Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 19)
- Man City landed a first Champions League success in their history last term
- Crvena Zvezda will be the huge outsiders to progress from this group
The reigning European champions take to the field for the first time in the Champions League this season on Tuesday, as Man City welcome Crvena Zvezda to the Etihad. The hosts will be the commanding favorites in the betting to open their campaign with maximum points.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- How To Watch: CBS
The 2022-23 season will be one that lives long in the memory for Man City fans, as the Premier League side finally landed a first Champions League honor. However, defending the European title is one of the hardest challenges in the world of soccer, with only Real Madrid being able to achieve the feat in the past half century.
But, City will be the clear favorites for success once again this term, and they haven’t missed a beat across their opening domestic matches of the campaign. City have won each of their opening three matches in the Premier League, with Erling Haaland netting a first treble of the new season in a 5-1 win over Fulham before the international break.
Serbian side Crvena Zvezda sit second in their domestic league, as they have won five of their opening six matches this term. They have been excellent in the final third throughout their early season fixtures, as they have already scored 20 goals in the Serbian SuperLiga.
Historically, Red Star Belgrade are one of the most daunting tasks, as they won the European Cup back in 1991. But, they have failed to reach the same heights in the Champions League in recent seasons. They will be playing in the group stage for the first time since the 2019-20 season, as they have played the previous three campaigns in the Europa League.
Man City vs Crvena Zvezda Prediction
It looks extremely challenging to overlook Man City’s excellent record at home before making wagers on this fixture on Tuesday. Therefore, we fully expect the reigning European champions to kick off their campaign with a big-scoring victory.