Man City vs Red Star Belgrade: Betting tips and preview for Champions League clash | The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY start the defence of their Champions League crown against Serbian outfit Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.

SunSport betting experts have previewed the contest, and carefully selected our best bets, tips and sign-up bonuses for the showdown at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City vs Red Star Belgrade preview

Manchester City return to Champions League action in a David vs Goliath contest against Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.

The Citizens are as low as 1/14 to get their campaign off to a flyer, with the draw a sizeable 12/1 and a shock upset priced at 33/1 with Ladbrokes.

That's not really on the cards given the outstanding start Pep Guardiola's side have made to their league campaign this season.

The treble-winners have won all five of their Premier League matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding just three times. They've also already got their hands on European silverware having beaten Sevilla in August's Super Cup.

Red Star haven't been in blistering form. The visitors have lost two of their last three league games, and have only managed one shut out in their last five.

Guardiola may therefore use this as an opportunity to rotate his squad ahead of a congested period in which they play SIX matches over the next 19 days!

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Manchester City vs Red Star Belgrade betting tips

Big win…

Rotation or not, Manchester City are capable of putting anyone to the sword.

The Cityzens have scored 17 unanswered goals in Champions League home fixtures, and should add to that tally on Tuesday. Red Star lost five of their last seven against Premier League opposition, and suffered a 9-0 aggregate defeat to Tottenham back in 2019-20.

  • Our tip: Manchester City to win -4 at 10/3 with Paddy Power – CLAIM HERE

Double down…

Not content with a thumping victory, we're also backing Erling Haaland to produce a masterclass.

The Norwegian superstar has already bagged himself a hat-trick this season, and comes alive in the Champions League. He netted five goals in four group-stage matches last season and scored nine of his 12 UCL goals on home turf.

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Rodri revolution…

Only Erling Haaland has produced more shots on target for Manchester City than Rodri this season (7).

The Spanish midfielder, 27, has clearly been given license to attack more after the arrival of Matteo Kovacic and he's delivered with two goals and two assists in seven appearances.

He boasts the highest xA (expected assists) in the squad with 1.53 and has an expected goal involvement of 2.54 (trailing only Haaland and Julian Alvarez).

  • Our tip: Rodri to score or provide an assist at 13/10 with Paddy Power – CLAIM HERE

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