Manchester City are gearing up to take on Red Star Belgrade in their first Champions League game of the 2023/24 season on Tuesday evening.
Also taking place in City’s group will be a game between RB Leipzig and Young Boys – their match is scheduled to kick off at 5:45pm on Tuesday and will be available for live viewing on TNT Sports 3.
Last season, City made history as they won Europe’s top prize for the first time in their history, defeating Inter Milan in the final of the competition – can they win the Champions League once again in the current campaign?
This will be the first time that City and Red Star have ever squared off in a competitive capacity – who will take the win in this inaugural encounter?
Manchester City injury news
Currently, the only City player who has been ruled out of the game against Belgrade is Kevin De Bruyne, as he continues on his long road to recovery from his thigh injury.
However, there are three other players who could likely miss out – they are Mateo Kovacic, John Stones and Jack Grealish. It is likely that all three of them could miss out on the game on Tuesday evening, although their return to full fitness is close [via Premier Injuries].
Unsurprisingly, Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites for the game against Belgrade [via Oddschecker]. Bet365 and Paddy Power both have the Citizens rated at 1/16 to win the game, while Sky Bet have them at 1/20.
The bookies are giving Red Star little chance of emerging victorious – Sky Bet and Paddy Power have given them long odds of 33/1, while Bet365 have been somewhat kinder – they have them at 22/1 to win.
Meanwhile, the draw is rated at 14/1 by Bet365, 12/1 by Sky Bet and 13/1 by Paddy Power. Clearly, the bookies seem to think that a City win is an inevitability on Tuesday evening.
Where can I watch the game live on TV?
The game between Manchester City and Red Star Belgrade will be broadcasted live on TNT Sports 2 and TNT Sports Ultimate, with a kick off time of 8pm [via wheresthematch.com].