UEFA CL Preview: Another easy tie for Manchester City?
Manchester City will look to confirm top spot with a game to spare when welcoming Feyenoord in their Champions League Group F clash on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola's side have already qualified for the knockout stages in Europe, and will finish top if they can better Shakhtar Donetsk's result at Napoli.
Manchester City are without defender John Stones for the visit of Feyenoord. The England international faces up to six weeks out with a hamstring injury but fellow centre-back Nicolas Otamendi returns after a domestic suspension. Captain Vincent Kompany came through his return to action at Leicester at the weekend unscathed but other options include Eliaquim Mangala and Tosin Adarabioyo.
Guardiola may give Yaya Toure, Ilkay Gundogan, Danilo and Bernardo Silva some game time, while England U17 World Cup winner Phil Foden and Spain U21 international Brahim Diaz could play some part.
Manchester City recorded a 4-0 victory over the Dutch champions on Matchday 1 this season; the first time these sides had ever met in a competitive match. City have only lost once before to Dutch opposition in European competition; winning three times and drawing twice across those previous fixtures.
Feyenoord have only been able to register one victory in their last seven attempts on the road against English opposition in Europe (D2 L4).
Manchester City are one of only three sides to win all four matches this season in the Champions League (Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United); they have already booked a spot in the Last 16, regardless of the result in this match.
Manchester City are the favorites for now. We can see Pep Guardiola has learnt a lot from the mistakes he made and what they've got now is momentum, belief and swagger to go out and beat anybody. Guardiola will not let his team's levels drop and they are all at it to fight for their places.
Predicted score: 5-0 Manchester City win with a hat-trick from Aguero.