Champions League

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

Craig Vickers
Guardiola outwitted Pochettino when the two sides met last season
Guardiola outwitted Pochettino when the two sides met last season / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Man City to the Parc de Princes on matchday two of the Champions League group stages.

Pep Guardiola will be reunited with Lionel Messi after the Argentine was linked with a move to the English champions last summer, before eventually joining PSG a year later.

However, the highly-anticipated attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe has yet to explode into life under Mauricio Pochettino, while City will be buoyed by their 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch PSG vs Man City on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Tuesday 28 September, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Parc des Princes
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport (UK), fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Who's the referee? Carlos del Cerro Grande
Who's the VAR? Juan Martínez Munuera

PSG team news

French Ligue 1"Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique Lyon"
PSG will be hopeful Messi recovers in time / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Pochettino is sweating over the fitness of Lionel Messi after the Argentine missed his side's victory over Montpellier with bone bruising sustained against Lyon last weekend, with recent reports suggesting the former Barcelona man participated in full training over the weekend.

Marco Verratti and Sergio Ramos are expected to miss out for PSG, while Angel di Maria continues to serve his UEFA suspension for his red card against Man City last season.

Man City team news

Ilkay Gundogan
Man City's top goalscorer from last season is a doubt / Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko missed City's trip to Stamford Bridge at the weekend and it remains to be seen whether both will recover in time for Tuesday.

John Stones is nearing full fitness after sustaining an injury on international duty last month, while Ferran Torres had to settle for a place on the bench against Chelsea amid fitness concerns.

PSG vs Man City predicted lineups

PSG: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Paredes, Herrera; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Grealish; Torres

PSG vs Man City head-to-head

Riyad Mahrez, Neymar
Neymar and Mahrez exchanged words as City sealed their place in the Champions League final last term / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

These sides have met only five times in European competition, with their more recent history coming in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

City came out on top in a fiery Champions League semi-final encounter last season thanks to a Riyad Mahrez double in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

The game descended into chaos late on when Di Maria was dismissed for a petulant kick on Fernandinho, before Marco Verratti accused referee Bjorn Kuipers of being disrespectful in a heated exchange between the pair.

PSG vs Man City score prediction

Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva
Gabriel Jesus celebrates with Bernardo Silva after netting against Chelsea / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The question marks surrounding Messi's fitness will do little to quell Pochettino's concern as PSG go in search of their first victory in the group following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.

Man City will be confident travelling to Paris after a convincing 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League, with the recent return to fitness of Kevin De Bruyne a welcome boost for Guardiola.

Goals should be expected with the attacking quality on display, but Guardiola is likely to gain the upper hand tactically.

Prediction: PSG 1-2 Man City