Manchester City finally achieved their goal of winning the UEFA Champions League last season and as a result will contest the Super Cup for the first time when they take on Sevilla in Greece on Wednesday 15 August.
The Spanish side won a record seventh Europa League title in May and will be hoping to lift this trophy for a second time following their previous success in 2006.
Manchester City/Manchester City – Half Time/Full Time
Manchester City showed in their 3-0 win over Burnley on Friday that they are ready to start the new season with a bang, with Erling Haaland putting them ahead after just four minutes.
The Citizens have never won the UEFA Super Cup before so expect Pep Guardiola’s side to be right up for this clash and they are fancied to dominate from the off.
Back the Premier League team to lead at both half-time and full-time.
Both Teams To Score
These two teams met in last season’s Champions League group stages, with Manchester City running out easy winners on both occasions, 4-0 in Seville and 3-1 back in Manchester.
However, this is a different team to the Sevilla side that they faced then, with new boss Jose Luis Mendilibar drastically improving their fortunes since his arrival in March.
Mendilibar managed to steer his side away from the relegation zone in La Liga, as well as an unlikely Europa League victory given how much they struggled in the early part of the campaign.
Manchester City have won and both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings between these two teams and the same looks likely again here.
Both teams have found the net in seven of Sevilla’s last eight games in all competitions and as a result, they are fancied to at least get on the scoresheet in Greece, although Manchester City’s class may eventually tell.
Phil Foden – Anytime Scorer
This looks set to be a key season for Manchester City’s Phil Foden, with the departures of Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez opening up the opportunity for more game time for the academy graduate.
While Pep Guardiola and all Citizen fans will have been supremely disappointed to see Kevin De Bruyne limp off in the opening game of the campaign against Burnley, his long spell on the sidelines will also increase the weight of attacking responsibility on Foden’s shoulders.
The 23-year-old scored 11 times in 22 league starts last season and had three shots at goal in his side’s 3-0 win over Burnley.
Foden could well be the one to get on the scoresheet in this UEFA Super Cup final and step up in the absence of De Bruyne.