Champions League Group A Matchup: Manchester City vs. PSG

Sol FH. - November 24, 2021

Sergio Ramos may make his first appearance for PSG tonight against Man. City. The action kicks off at 20:00 GMT.

Tonight at 20:00, we could very possibly see four-time Champions League winner Sergio Ramos in his new clubs' colors, as PSG travels to Manchester for a heavyweight matchup of Group A.

Ramos has battled through a calf injury and hasn't played for PSG since leaving Real Madrid in the summer. He traveled with the squad and is questionable for play, hopefully giving PSG a much-needed extra weapon against City. 

If City can avoid a loss, they will move onto the knockout rounds. They will also make it to the last 16 if Club Bruges cannot beat RB Leipzig in the other match in Group A. Pep Guardiola is not looking to depend on that match and is hoping his team can beat PSG, at home. 

There has been news and rumors that PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino landed in his new city when arriving in Manchester, as there is quite a lot of speculation that he will likely fill the vacant manager's job at Manchester United.

Back in September, Pochettino was on the right side of the winning column, as he took PSG to victory over City, 2-0, at Parc des Princes.  But, since that time, PSG has struggled, while City took over the top spot and needs only one point to advance.

Pochettino seems to have City figured out as he also took Tottenham to their Champions League quarter-final win over City in 2019.

Pep Guardiola has stated that his past matches (losses) mean absolutely nothing for tonight's match. 

"It's completely different - different countries, players, shapes," he commented.

"Even with the same manager and same team from one year it can be different - new players, many things can happen."

City's record signing, Jack Grealish will be a game-time decision. The England midfielder missed Sunday's League match victory over Everton due to a knock he suffered in international play but he is hoping to return in time to face PSG.

Bad news for Manchester City, with Kevin de Bruyne (coronavirus), unavailable, and winger Ferran Torres (foot) out until likely 2022.

Messi has been able to score seven goals in seven Champions League matches against City. He is on fire when he plays against the Citizens and tonight we could see him go 8 for 8. 

Manchester City also has a goal-scoring machine in Joao Cancelo, who has been involved in five goals in his past four Champions League appearances for Manchester City, including a hat-trick of assists against Club Bruges.

The odds are stacked against Paris St-Germain who have only won 20% of their meetings against Manchester City in the Champions League. 

Another issue for PSG is that they haven't won a game in their last three away game appearances in the Champions League. 

Champions League Betting

bet365 Sports has posted its odds and they are in favor of a Manchester City win at 1.60. PSG are incredibly far back and it would be difficult to find a time a team with Messi on the roster would be this far down. bet365 Sports posted odds at 5.00 for a PSG win. 

There will be live in-play odds available throughout the match and punters are welcome to get in on the action. 

The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, on November 24 at 9:00 GMT.

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