Manchester City will look to continue a great start to their Champions League campaign when they visit Marseille in France. The absence of Man City's outstanding options means this can be a challenge for Pep Guardiola's students against a fairly solid defense Marseille, only conceding 8 times in 7 matches this season.

The Ligue 1 side had a solid start to their domestic season, currently finishing fourth in eight games, but were beaten by Olympiacos in their opening European match last week. Olympique Marseille kicked off the Ligue 1 season strongly but has dropped to 4th place in the rankings over the past few weeks, having suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos last week and will desperately need a positive result. against Pep Guardiola's army. Dimitri Payet's suspension in Ligue 1 means that the magical striker will surely be present in Marseille's Champions League campaign, the French club having no notable absence in this match.

Man City had their opening group stage match done perfectly as they beat FC Porto 3-1 at home last week, and now they will take their first away mission. The Champions League remains Man City's final frontier after last season's shocking quarter-finals against Lyon, and Pep Guardiola will be hoping to get better here as they meet their French counterpart again. The Ligue 1 side had a solid start to their domestic season, currently finishing fourth in eight games, but were beaten by Olympiacos in their opening European match last week. But they were held 1-1 by West Ham in their previous Premier League game, Pep Guardiola has some problems to solve at the club and will have to work hard to win the silver cup this season. Pep Guardiola will also have to do without Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy in the defense and veteran striker Sergio Aguero was brought on after the first half against West Ham and is likely to be present in this match. Manchester City will also get star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in the Champions League this week, with Kevin De Bruyne returning to play for the away team, Marseille will have to be wary of The Citizens' threat to attack.