The English giants finally claimed last season the trophy they so craved as part of a remarkable Treble, and now Pep Guardiola & Co. are gearing up to do it all over again.
It is the first time City have faced the Serbian side, who are more commonly known as FK Crvena zvezda, and Guardiola in the build-up to the game highlighted their “aggressive” tactical plan and the need for his players to read situations carefully.
RB Leipzig and Young Boys make up the remainder of Group G.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs FK Crvena Zvezda is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off today, Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Where to watch Man City vs FK Crvena zvezda
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the TNT Sports app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Man City vs FK Crvena zvezda lineups and team news
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Gomez, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Nunes, Foden, Alvarez, Haaland
Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Doku, Gvardiol, Akanji, Bobb, Lewis
Red Star Belgrade XI: Glazer, Mijailovic, Djiga, Dragovic, Rodic, Hwang, Stamenic, Bukari, Ivanic, Mitrovic, Ndiaye
Subs: Degenek, Spajic, Kanga, Katai, Olayinka, Krasso, Milunovic, Kangwa, Lucic, Kabic, Popovic, Vasiljevic
Man City vs FK Crvena zvezda prediction
Manchester City could not have wished for a kinder start to their title defence and this should be an opportunity for the lesser-used players to come in and impress.
Man City to win 5-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man City and Red Star Belgrade have never played each other before.
Man City vs FK Crvena zvezda match odds
Man City: 1/20
Red Star Belgrade: 50/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).