RB Leipzig vs. Man City live stream: How to watch UEFA Champions League online, TV channel, prediction, odds
Manchester City aims to bounce back from consecutive losses as they face RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City will be aiming to bounce back from their recent domestic losses when they face RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League Group G. After defeats to Newcastle United in the EFL Cup and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola's men will be expected to respond as the defending UCL champions.
Leipzig, who drew 2-2 against Bayern Munich over the weekend, are currently three points behind the Bundesliga leaders. They will face Josko Gvardiol, who joined Manchester City this summer, in this match. City's previous dominant victory over Leipzig in last year's round of 16, with an 8-1 aggregate score, could serve as motivation for the Germans to seek revenge.
Despite their previous success against Leipzig, City have not won in Germany in their last four visits, including two meetings with Leipzig. Another loss to Leipzig would be a cause for concern for Guardiola, who rarely experiences back-to-back defeats during his time in Manchester.
Here are the key storylines and details on how to watch the match:
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Red Bull Arena -- Leipzig, Germany
Odds: Leipzig +340; Draw: +320; City -143
Leipzig: Kevin Kampl is expected to miss the match due to a hip injury. Timo Werner, Dani Olmo, Willi Orban, and El Chadaille Bitshiabu are also recovering from injuries. Nicolas Seiwald or Amadou Haidara could replace Kampl in the lineup alongside Xaver Schlager, who scored in the opening game against Young Boys. Xavi Simons and Emil Forsberg are likely to operate further forward, while Benjamin Sesko may be a substitute behind Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen.
Potential Leipzig XI: Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum; Schlager, Seiwald; Simons, Forsberg; Poulsen, Openda.
City: Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones are injured, while Bernardo Silva is a doubt and may require a late fitness check. Rodri, who is banned in the Premier League, is eligible for this midweek match and could pair with Mateo Kovacic or Matheus Nunes. Gvardiol will hope to start over Nathan Ake, and Jack Grealish may come in for Jeremy Doku or Phil Foden. Julian Alvarez, who scored twice in the opening game against Crvena Zvezda, should partner with Erling Haaland, who has an impressive record of 11 goals in six outings against Leipzig.
Potential City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.
Leipzig is expected to provide a tough test for City, but Guardiola's side should respond with a win against Rose's team. While a draw wouldn't be surprising considering City's previous struggles in Germany, they will be determined to bounce back from their recent dip in form. Prediction: Leipzig 1, City 2.