Manchester City September 2021 Fixtures Preview

By Guest writer, Fri 03 September 2021 10:20

Manchester City September 2021 Fixtures Preview  

Though Manchester City's Premier League title defence was off to a sluggish start, the reigning champions have recently rediscovered their mojo, and this Betfair sign up offer can be put to good use by betting on City to win another league title this season.

A narrow 1-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend seems to have served as a wake-up call for the defending champions.

Pep Guardiola's side responded to an underwhelming trip to London with a comprehensive 5-0 home victory over archetypal ‘yo-yo’ side Norwich City.

The Etihad witnessed the identical outcome last time out, as Arsenal's dreadful start to the season suffered a new low.

City now look to be firmly back on track as they hope to whittle down a three-point on pacesetters Tottenham when club football returns to action next weekend.

Leicester City (Premier League) - September 11

A trip to the King Power Stadium represents a prime opportunity for Man City to inflict swift revenge on Leicester City for a 1-0 reverse in the FA Community Shield showpiece.

Despite losing their most recent competitive meeting, there is plenty of reason for optimism in the travelling camp, as the Cityzens have won both previous Premier League visits to Leicester without conceding.

However, a potential defeat in the East Midlands would see Guardiola suffer three straight away Premier League losses for the second time since taking charge of City in 2016.

RB Leipzig (Champions League) - September 15

Following last season's Champions League grand final heartbreak against Chelsea, Man City will be keen to do one better this term.

City's 2021/22 European campaign gets underway on September 15 as they play host to Bundesliga powerhouse RB Leipzig at the Etihad.

Though they have never faced the Red Bull outfit before, the Premier League heavyweights will be hot favourites after winning all but one of their previous 13 UEFA-sanctioned games against German teams, including the last eight in a row.

It should also be an opportunity for City's record signing Jack Grealish to make his debut in Europe's most prestigious club competition.

Southampton (Premier League) - September 18

Since being held to a 1-1 draw in his first Premier League home encounter against Southampton in October 2016, Guardiola has beaten this opposition in the subsequent four top-flight matches at the Etihad.

That plethora of victories includes a 5-2 thumping in March, which stood for City's second-highest triumph in the 2020/21 Premier League season.

Considering the Saints went into the international window having failed to win any of their inaugural three league fixtures, another successful weekend for the current holders is well on the cards.

Wycombe (Carabao Cup) - September 21

City's arguably softest challenge in September comes in the shape of League One side Wycombe in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The home match against lower-league opposition they last met in April 1999 during their time in League One should be a field day for the reigning EFL Cup champions.

Even though the Cityzens have lost each of their only previous clashes against Wycombe, it is worth noting those defeats both came in the 20th century.

Chelsea (Premier League) - September 25

In a replica of last season's Champions League showpiece, Chelsea and Man City will trade tackles in a mouth-watering Premier League affair in late September.

After winning this exact fixture 3-1 in 2020/21, Guardiola's men will be aiming for back-to-back top-flight triumphs at Stamford Bridge for the first time this millennium.

Romelu Lukaku and Co are likely to provide City with the most challenging task in September, especially following a blistering start to their new Premier League campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain (Champions League) - September 28

Seeking revenge for last season's semi-final elimination, a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side led by superstar Lionel Messi will welcome City to the Parc des Princes for a real clash of titans.

Despite failing to win both previous European meetings on home turf, the Ligue 1 juggernauts can rely on a mercurial attack to help them exact an eagerly anticipated revenge.

With Leipzig and Club Brugge unlikely to ask questions in Group A, this massive showdown should determine the group winners.