Manchester City V Lyon – Match Preview and Predicted XI

Manchester City V Lyon – Match Preview and Predicted XI

Manchester City will head into tonight’s match against Lyon off the back of a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League. 

Manager Pep Guardiola will have been pleased to see Leroy Sane’s name on the scoresheet after giving the German his first start to the season, but he would have been concerned by Sergio Aguero having to come off with an ankle injury.

However, the club revealed that the Argentine trained without any problems at the City Football Academy yesterday so he should be fit to face the French side tonight.

One player who is definitely out of contention is Benjamin Mendy. The Frenchman is still struggling with a knee injury that kept him out of the weekend victory against the Cottagers.

This evening’s opponents Lyon come into the game in indifferent form. They drew 2-2 against Caen on Saturday, and are currently sitting seventh in the Ligue One table, having won just twice in their first five league games this season and are not expected to really trouble the Premier League Champions.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides at the Etihad with City hoping to get their Champions League campaign off to a good start.

Here’s how we think City will line up against Lyon tonight:


Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Delph

Sterling, Gundogan, Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva


Predicted Score – 3-1 Manchester City

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.