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With the tie deadlocked at 1-1 following last month’s first leg in Germany, Champions League favourites Manchester City have work to do this evening against a plucky RB Leipzig at The Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s charges have won a remarkable 21 of their last 23 continental fixtures on their own patch, though City will have to be at the peak of their powers to extend that record at Die Roten Bullen’s expense later today.

You know the routine by now – below, I’ve compiled a stats pack for this evening’s showdown which is packed from floor to ceiling with ideas for your bet builder coupons. I recommend using the info in conjunction with my Stats Pack Guide for better results.

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Predicted Lineups

Pep Guardiola has the luxury of a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of this evening’s crucial second leg. Kevin de Bruyne, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez – who were all named on the bench against Crystal Palace on Saturday – could all slot back into the City XI.

Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji should be partnered again at centre-half, while Rodri could be flanked by Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne in midfield. City could field a team containing four players with Bundesliga experience.

Man City Stats Pack lineup

Chelsea-bound superstar Christopher Nkunku is injured again and faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines, and he will be joined there by keeper Peter Gulacsi and midfielders Xaver Schlager and Abdou Diallo this evening.

RB Leipzig’s squad was hit by a virus last week which affected several of their key players, however, Lukas Klostermann, Dominik Szoboszlai, Timo Werner and Konrad Laimer shook illness off to make the squad on Sunday and all four should feature later on in some capacity.

RB Leipzig Stats Pack lineup

Team Stats

Manchester City’s metrics for the campaign have a healthy look in just about every department and Pep Guardiola’s side has been topping the charts in the Premier League in multiple disciplines, even if top spot in the actual division itself still proves elusive.

City did only manage to lodge three shots in target when they visited Germany last month for their first-leg clash with RB Leipzig, however. The Cityzens did win four corners to their host’s two while their rap sheet was typically small. They committed just six fouls in total at the Red Bull Arena and no City player was booked on the day.

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RB Leipzig have lost just once in ten away assignments in all competitions since mid-September and as potent counter-punchers, Marco Rose’s troops will be aiming to bring the nuisance factor to The Etihad Stadium this evening.

The Germans restricted City to an xG of just 1.2 in the first leg, which was the Manchester giants’ joint lowest figure in the Champions League this season and their smallest output in the final third since their Manchester Derby defeat in January.

Die Roten Bullen had just one player booked in the first leg and they’ve had just six combatants carded in the Champions League overall this term. Neither Leipzig or City are overly aggressive and I like the look of under 4.5 cards at 1/2 with that in mind.

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Player Shots and Shots on Target

Hold onto your hats for this one – Erling Haaland has mustered just THREE shots on target from open play in his last eight appearances for Manchester City in all competitions and that tally suggests better value could be found in his supporting cast today.

The firing again Phil Foden for instance, has clocked at least one accurate attempt in each of his last five runouts for City and the 22-year-old is priced at 4/9 to register 1+ shots on target again today. Kevin De Bruyne meanwhile, has been hitting 3.1 shots per 90 in the Champions League this season and the Belgian could be a nice coupon filler at 2/5 to hit at least one strike on target later on.

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Three members of RB Leipzig’s front four in last month’s first leg (Werner, Silva, Szoboszlai) managed to let fly with shots and shots on target against Man City, though it makes sense to look to Die Roten Bullen’s pacier players this evening, with the majority of their chances likely to be manufactured during fast breaks.

Former Chelsea attacker Timo Werner falls into that category and the German international looks like decent value at 1/2 to have 2+ shots at The Etihad Stadium. Andre Silva could be one to watch in the accuracy stakes. The Portuguese centre-forward, who has lodged at least one shot on target in eight of his last ten appearances, is 11/10 to test Ederson with at least one effort today.

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Player Goals and Assists

Erling Haaland has failed to score in nine of his last 14 appearances for City, which is a significant drop-off for the Norwegian. The 22-year-old did net the winner from the spot against Palace on Saturday however, and at 8/15 to notch anytime today, there is value on offer for him in the markets.

However, Phil Foden to either score or assist at 5/6 looks a little sweeter. The schemer has five goal contributions in his last four runouts for City. Riyad Mahrez meanwhile, isn’t certain to start later, however, the Algerian has rattled the net in each of his last three appearances against RB Leipzig, and the 32-year-old is 4/6 in the same market as Foden.

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Andre Silva and the injured Christopher Nkunku are RB Leipzig’s joint-leading scorers in the Champions League this season with three goals each, though centre-half Josko Gvardiol notched Die Roten Bullen’s first-leg equalizer against City last month.

Swede Emil Forsberg has rediscovered his best form in recent weeks and the 31-year-old has claimed five goals and an assist in his last six starts for Leipzig. Forsberg is 9/2 to either score or create a goal today. The attacking midfielder could also be on spotkick duty if the Germans manage to win a penalty.

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Player passes

City controlled a meaty 61.9% of the possession in last month’s first leg and back on home turf this evening, they will expect to see even more of the ball. Ruben Dias (107) and Manuel Ajanji (111) were both passing centurions in Germany back in February, while Spanish anchorman Rodri pinged 84 passes around.

All three players should feature prominently when passing figures are tallied up this evening, though you have to go into the 90+ passes range in the markets to find value. Dias is 4/7 there, while Akanji and Rodri are 10/11 and 8/13 respectively.

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Josko Gvardiol is RB Leipzig’s chief architect at the back when the Germans have the ball and the in-demand 21-year-old played a lofty 82 passes in the first leg. Leipzig’s next-best performer that night was Gvardiol’s central defensive partner Willy Orban (56), though their front six were a little starved of service.

Gvardiol might struggle to hurdle the 80-passes barrier in the second leg, though he is priced at 8/11 to push through the 70+ ceiling Orban could be an option to pad out your bet builder at 1/5 to play 50 or more passes in Manchester.

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Manchester City Cards

Manchester City have collected just eight cards in seven Champions League fixtures this season, so fouls instead of cautions should be your port of call in the markets for the Cityzens this evening.

Ruben Dias, who committed one foul in Germany last month, should enjoy the physical battle with compatriot Andre Silva in today’s second leg, while Rodri (1.41 fouls per 90) should be tasked with stemming the flow of any RB Leipzig counter attacks. Dias is backable at 8/15 in the 1+ fouls market, while Rodri is 4/6 to clock 2+ violations.

Jack Grealish meanwhile, could also be one to watch on the flank. The 27-year-old finished the first leg with one foul and he is priced at 4/11 to execute at least one more later on.

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Andre Silva’s bustling style of play could make life awkward for fellow Portuguese international Ruben Dias at times, especially when the former is chasing passes in the channels. Emil Forsberg, who has been fouled 1.6 times per 90 in the Champions League this season, should occupy the same spaces as serial tactical fouler, Rodri, at The Etihad Stadium.

Elsewhere, flying full-back Benjamin Henrichs has been fouled 0.8 times per 90 in the UCL this term and Jack Grealish will have to put in a shift to combat the marauding German’s surges forward.

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Match-Ups to watch

Ruben Dias vs Andre Silva

Rodri vs Emil Forsberg

Jack Grealish vs Benjamin Henrichs

RB Leipzig Cards

RB Leipzig defender Benjamin Henrichs is one to track both in and out of possession this evening. The 26-year-old has been committing 2.3 fouls per 90 in the Champions League in 2022/23 and Henrichs sinned twice off the bench in the first leg. The German is even money to commit 2+ fouls again today.

Austrian Konrad Laimer is usually Die Roten Bullen’s hardest hitter in midfield. The 25-year-old lodged just one foul in the first leg, though his defensive workload should be higher this evening and he is of interest at 4/9 to clock 2+ fouls later on.

Laimer’s partner at the base of midfield, Amadou Haidara (1.82 fouls p/90), is a palatable pick at 3/10 to commit just a single indiscretion at The Etihad Stadium.

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Jack Grealish is uniquely adept at winning fouls (3.55 p/90) and any marker the 27-year-old faces generally racks up infraction after infraction. Benjamin Henrichs could be the guilty party today.

Kevin de Bruyne’s wicked defence-shredding ability should mean that he is marked out for special treatment and Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer plays with enough of an edge to leave the Belgian bruised in midfield. If Phil Foden (fouled 1.35 times p/90) plays on the right, he should have Amadou Haidara for company at times when the latter drifts out to offer support for left back Marcel Halstenberg. Expect to see tackles and fouls aplenty in those scenarios.

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Match-Ups to watch

Benjamin Henrichs vs Jack Grealish

Konrad Laimer vs Kevin De Bruyne

Amadou Haidara vs Phil Foden

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