Manchester City welcome RB Leipzig to the Etihad Stadium this Tuesday in the penultimate week of the Champions League Group stage. City have already secured their spot in the knock-out rounds, whereas Leipzig will be looking for a win this week to book theirs.
Manchester City currently sit top of Group G after four games. City have four wins which leaves them on the maximum 12 points, three points ahead of Leipzig with 12 goals scored and only three goals conceded.
In their last five games, City have three wins and two draws. In the Manchester derby, Erling Haaland grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Phil Foden in the 3 - 0 win over Manchester United where City registered 21 shots in comparison to United’s seven shots. Jeremy Doku, Manuel Akanji, Foden and Nathan Ake all scored against Bournemouth with Bernardo Silva scoring twice in the 6 - 1 demolition of The Cherries.
In the Champions League, Haaland grabbed another brace, this time against Young Boys. Much like the Manchester derby, Foden was also amongst the goals as City won 3 - 0 against a ten-man Young Boys when Sandro Lauper was sent off in the 53rd minute. Yet another brace came Haaland’s way in the 4 - 4 draw with Chelsea. Akanji and Rodri joined him on the scoresheet to give City the 4 - 3 lead, but former City boy Cole Palmer converted his penalty to make it square.
The last time out for City was against Liverpool. Haaland scored his 50th Premier League goal but Trent Alexander-Arnold scored to finish the game at 1 - 1.
Leipzig sit second in Group G. The German side have three wins and one loss, leaving them on nine points, three behind City but eight points ahead of both Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys.
In their last five games, Leipzig have two wins and three losses. In the Second round of the DFB-Pokal Leipzig travelled to Wolfsburg. Vaclav Cerny scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute for Wolfsburg as Leipzig had Yussuf Poulsen sent off and could only find one shot on target. Another loss came Leipzig's way in the Bundesliga against Mainz. Lee Jae-sung and Leandro Barreiro both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Mainz despite Leipzig having 68% of the possession.
Fortunes changed for Leipzig in the Champions League as they took on Red Star Belgrade. Xavi Simons and Lois Openda both scored to give Leipzig the 2 - 0 lead going into the closing stages. An own goal from Benjamin Henrichs gave Red Star some hope, but Leipzig held on for the 2 - 1 win. Simons and Openda were on the scoresheet again along with Christoph Baumgartner in the 3 - 1 win for Leipzig over Freiburg.
The most recent outing for Leipzig came against Wolfsburg again. Jonas Wind gave Wolfsburg the lead in the ninth minute but just after half time Poulsen brought Leipzig level. However, just 14 minutes later, Rogerio regained the lead for Wolfsburg, a 2 - 1 lead they held onto until the end.
In the Champions League, Man City and Leipzig have met just five times. City have the better record in the fixture with three wins in comparison to Leipzig’s one win, with the other meeting ending in a draw.