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Man City vs Club Brugge: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Pep Guardiola & Man City turn attention back to the Champions League
Pep Guardiola & Man City turn attention back to the Champions League / Naomi Baker/GettyImages
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Manchester City will be looking to quickly put Saturday's shock Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace behind them as they return to action in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Club Brugge are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium only a matter of weeks after City crushed the Belgian champions 5-1 in the reverse fixture on matchday three of the competition.

Another victory here would give City nine points from four games and a strong chance of reaching the knockout stages. Anything else could leave them vulnerable, however, as Brugge are only two points behind going into this one.

This is everything you need to know about the game...


How to watch Man City vs Club Brugge on TV/live stream

What time is kick off? Wednesday 3 November, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Etihad Stadium
TV channel? 
BT Sport (UK), Paramount+ (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Referee?
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
VAR? Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)


Man City team news

Ferran Torres is Man City's only injury absence
Ferran Torres is Man City's only injury absence / Gareth Copley/GettyImages

Ferran Torres (foot) remains the only confirmed injury absence for Pep Guardiola, who may consider some rotation given the one-sided nature of the reverse fixture and the upcoming Manchester derby at the weekend.

Aymeric Laporte is eligible to play here, with his red card against Palace not impacting European games.


Club Brugge team news

Eder Balanta is serving a Champions League suspension
Eder Balanta is serving a Champions League suspension / ANP Sport/GettyImages

Eder Balanta is suspended for Brugge as a result of his yellow card last time, which will force the Belgian champions into a change after naming the same starting XI in every game so far.


Man City vs Club Brugge predicted lineups

Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Mahrez, Palmer, Sterling

Club Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Sowah, Vormer, Rits, Lang; Vanaken; De Ketelaere


Man City vs Club Brugge head to head

Last month's game was the first and only time Manchester City and Club Brugge have met.


Man City vs Club Brugge score prediction

Even with some suspected squad rotation, there is sufficient quality in the City ranks to see off Club Brugge, especially at home.

It might not be as one-sided as it was in Belgium, although there could be an opportunity for fringe players to impress and stake their respective claims for more permanent places following the disappointment of Premier League defeat over the weekend.

Prediction: Man City 2-1 Club Brugge


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