Manchester City are set to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the second Champions League matchday on Tuesday night, 26th September 2017 at Etihad. A win in this game will put them right at top of the Group F and put them a step closer to the knockout stages qualification. The game is set to kickoff at around traditional european night time kickoff at 20:45 CET / 19:45 uk time. BT Sports will have live coverage of the game in the UK while Fox will broadcast the match live in the US.
Team News & Lineups: Pep Guardiola is set to make several changes in the starting lineup considering they have a important game at the weekend against title rivals Chelsea in the premier league. Shakhtar Donetsk are no pushover and they showed that in the first champions league game when they defeated one of the group favourites Napoli by 2-1 and pretty much changed the way this group will pan out at the end.
Manchester City do have some injury worries with Vincent Kompany, Ikey Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy are all ruled out which means Guardiola need to be flexible while picking his side for Tuesday night. They are such great form at the moment that a few changes in the lineup would not make their life hard specially since they are playing at home.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Tuesday night. We will have confirmed team news and lineups shortly before the kickoff.
Match Predictions: Manchester City are are playing such sublime football at the moment its hard to see Shakhtar troubling them anyway however strangers things have happened and last season City had a perfect record at this time of the season but failed to keep up their early season form. Aguero, Jesus, Sterling and Leroy Sane are scoring goals for fun at the moment and i see them continuing do that. I am going with a comfortable 2-0 win for City in this one.