Manchester City will be looking to take a giant step towards qualification for the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League when they travel to face Swiss champions Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Pep Guardiola's side have won their opening two games of the group stage, and a third victory would put them in a commanding position. Young Boys, on the other hand, have lost both of their opening games, and they need a win if they want to keep their hopes of qualification alive.

City will be confident of their chances of getting a result in Bern. They have a star-studded squad, and they are in excellent form domestically. However, Young Boys are a dangerous team at home, and they will be determined to get their first win of the group stage.

Team news

City are without the injured Aymeric Laporte and Kalvin Phillips, but they have a strong squad to choose from. Guardiola is expected to start with a strong side, with Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, and Phil Foden all likely to start.

Young Boys are without the injured Fabian Lustenberger and Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu. They are also likely to miss out on the services of David von Ballmoos, who is suspended.

What to expect

City are expected to dominate possession and create chances. Young Boys will likely sit back and try to hit City on the counter-attack.

City will need to be patient and break down Young Boys' stubborn defence. They will also need to be careful not to get caught on the break.

Young Boys will need to be disciplined and defend well. They will also need to be clinical in front of goal if they want to get anything from the game.

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