Charlie Nicholas: Man City will look for tight game at Dynamo Kiev
Last Updated: 24/02/16 6:46pm
Charlie Nicholas offers up his predictions for the second set of Champions League last-16 first-leg clashes.
Arsenal may have already been beaten 2-0 by Champions League favourites Barcelona, however, Manchester City will attempt to halt their worrying run of results at Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.
Here's what Soccer Saturday pundit Nicholas is predicting for Maunel Pellegrini's side...
Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City
I'm getting jumpy about Manuel Pellegrini because he's a man who I've got a great amount of respect and time for in terms of how he comes across as a talented coach that plays nice football and wants to do the right thing.
I remember being in on Deadline Day and saying that I didn't think the timing of the Pep Guardiola announcement was good. I know he wanted it to come out but it has definitely affected certain players.
Yaya Toure is a prime example of it and there are others. When is the last time we talked about Raheem Sterling?
I remember when he scored three against Bournemouth and it could've been five but we've barely mentioned him since other than giving away a penalty against Tottenham.
I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped Sterling but then what's happened to David Silva as well? He's not doing anything either and they've not half missed Kevin De Bruyne.
I don't see Dynamo Kiev as a side they should be concerned about other than Andriy Yarmolenko, but with the weakness in City right now this still is a dangerous game.
I think Vincent Kompany will come back in and say 'look, we've been awful defensively and it's time to sort this out'. They'll look to suffocate the game and make it a dull occasion but one that suits City right now.
Charlie predicts: 0-0 (10/1 with Sky Bet)