Preview: Urawa Red Diamonds VS Manchester City

Urawa Reds will square off against Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup on Tuesday.

Urawa Red Diamonds are approaching this clash after a victory over Leon in FIFA Club World Championship last Friday, however, one part of Urawa Red Diamonds has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive home matches now.

Manchester City are going into the fixture after playing a draw against Crystal Palace last Saturday extending their unbeaten streak to 3 matches. They have been conceding goals for 8 consecutive matches now which puts additional psychological pressure on the team.

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Urawa Red Diamonds have won Leon in their previous match while Manchester City have played a draw with Crystal Palace in their previous match. Overall, Urawa Red Diamonds have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 4, while Manchester City have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 4.

Urawa Red Diamonds have won 3 times (0-1 against Leon on 15th of December, 0-2 against Consadole Sapporo on 3rd of December and 2-1 against Wuhan Three Towns on 29th of November) and lost 3 times (2-1 against FC Ha Noi on 6th of December, 2-3 against Avispa Fukuoka on 25th of November and 1-2 against Vissel Kobe on 12th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.

Manchester City have won 3 times (2-3 against Crvena Zvezda on 14th of December, 1-2 against Luton on 10th of December and 3-2 against RB Leipzig on 29th of November), lost once (1-0 against Aston Villa on 7th of December) and drew twice (2-2 against Crystal Palace on 16th of December and 3-3 against Tottenham Hotspur on 4th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.

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