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Crvena zvezda vs. Manchester City live stream: How to watch Champions League online, TV channel, odds
After clinching a first place berth on Matchday 5, Manchester City will take a victory lap to cap off their successful UEFA Champions League group stage campaign on Wednesday. The reigning champions will travel to Belgrade to face Crvena zvezda, who are bottom of Group G and are already out of the running for a Europa League berth. The match provides a rare opportunity for Pep Guardiola, a frequent critic of City's fixture congestion, to rest his stars in a game that could provide an opportunity for other players to make a case for themselves.
It has been a rough few weeks for City, who went four Premier League games without a win before finally correcting course with a 2-1 win over Luton Town. The team was wasteful in attack and sluggish at times during that winless run, two traits that really came back to haunt them in their 1-0 loss to Aston Villa last week in which they managed just two shots. Though those issues have not suddenly vanished, few will look at Wednesday's trip to Serbia as a place to directly address those concerns
It will instead mark a rare occasion for Guardiola to, as he once described it, take the necessary time to make a nice meal. Back in October, he likened integrating new players and new ideas to cooking: "We don't have time to analyze, we don't have time to refresh ourselves, what we are doing well or bad or whatever," he said.
"We give them time to understand what we want to do, we give them process. Good food needs time to be cooked. We need time, half an hour, one hour. You put in microwave, it's not the same."
Expect rotation from Guardiola, especially since he has most of his squad at his disposal. The manager will likely not sweat Erling Haaland's foot injury that will likely keep him out of this match anyway, and may opt not to risk Jeremy Doku while he deals with a leg issue. Julian Alvarez could feature up top since he's healthy and pops in and out of the lineup on a regular basis.
No matter the personnel, City are the favorites in this matchup for good reason and will likely prove why that's the case against Zvezda. Pick: Crvena zvezda 0, Manchester City 2
Red Star Belgrade Vs Manchester City Live Stream
Red Star Belgrade vs Manchester City will be broadcast live on TNT Sports with pre-match coverage scheduled to start at 16:45, before the programme ends at 19:00 ahead of the late kick offs.
For highlights from Tuesday’s Champions League clash, check back at SportsLens following the full-time whistle.
Red Star Belgrade Vs Manchester City Match Info
📅 Date: Wednesday, 13th December 2023
⚽️ Kick-Off: 17:45
🏟️ Venue: Red Star Stadium
🎲 Odds: Red Star Belgrade: 11/2 | Draw: 19/4 |Manchester City: 4/11
Red Star Belgrade Vs Manchester City Preview
Red Star Belgrade sit bottom of group G with just one point to their name after five matches, so they have already crashed out of Europe and only have pride to play for on Wednesday night.
The Serbian side have lost three in a row in Europe this season, including their last game when they lost 2-0 to Swiss team Young Boys to condemn them to bottom spot.
Last time Red Star met Manchester City were able to cruise past their opponents despite conceding first, with a Julian Alvarez double securing all three points in matchday one.
Manchester City have breezed through the Champions League group stage so far, with five wins from five securing the current champions of Europe a confirmed top spot with one game to spare.
As their macth in Serbia on Wednesday has no implications having already qualified, City are expected to make plenty of changes to their starting lineup from the weekend.
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Red Star Belgrade Vs Manchester City Team News
Red Star Belgrade Team News
The hosts currently have no new injury scares in their squad, sos are likely to name an unchanged starting lineup for their final Champions League clash of the season.
Red Star Belgrade Predicted Line-Up
Glazer; Nedeljkovic, Djiga, Dragovic, Mijailovic, Rodic; In-Beom, Stamenic, Ivanic; Krasso, Bukari
Manchester City Team News
Pep Guardiola will ring the changes this week having already secured top spot in the group, with the likes of Erling Haaland and Rodri to be given a rest ahead of a busy month.
Stefan Ortega will get minutes in goal, with Calvin Phillips potentially lining up for one of his final Manchester City starts before a rumoured transfer in January.
Manchester City Predicted Line-Up
Ortega; Lewis, Stones Akanji, Gomez; Phillips, Kovacic; Bobb, Nunes, Grealish; Alvarez