Man Utd, Man City to slip up in the Champions League, fears Charlie Nicholas
Last Updated: 30/09/15 10:22am
Soccer Saturday pundit Charlie Nicholas provides us with his predictions for the Champions League midweek action.
After defeats for Chelsea and Arsenal on Tuesday evening, Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas casts his eye over the remaining Premier League interest in Wednesday's Champions League action.
Former Arsenal striker Nicholas doubts United and City's chances, as they go up against German outfits Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg after both English clubs suffered defeats in their opening Champions League games.
Charlie Nicholas has also provided Sky Bet with his first goalscorer predictions. Find them here.
Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
I don't have any confidence in this City side. Without Vincent Kompany the defence looks like four individuals. Kolarov has never looked like a proper full-back for me and the other guys struggle without their leader.
The German teams are good enough to sit and take what City have got to offer. They still fail to get enough of the ball to (Sergio) Aguero without (David) Silva and defensively they are all over the place, so I think Monchengladbach will get a point.
Manchester United v Wolfsburg (Wednesday, 7.45pm)
Manchester United are top of the league but for the life of me I don't know how. I can't pin point a player that has been outstanding other than David De Gea, who has only played three games, and everyone else has just been decent.
In terms of their system for Europe, (Anthony) Martial can play further up and let (Wayne) Rooney drift, which I think is his best position, but Louis van Gaal likes to play two wide men so it will be interesting to see how they set up.
Wolfsburg will give them a real test and I can see them getting something here. I did United before thr Capital One Cup and you can tell the fans are bored and I think they will be again, with the Germans once again getting a result.