But thereafter Pep Guardiola’s side take on all three of the newly-promoted teams in the first six matches.
City host Manchester United for the first derby of the season on November 10 before making the short trip to Old Trafford on March 16.
City, who have made an unbeaten start to the defence of their title, want to make a serious challenge in Europe after underachieving for a number of seasons considering their wealth of talent.
A group involving Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim gives them the best possible chance of progressing to the knockout stages without too much fuss.
Manchester City Premier League Fixtures
March 30 – Fulham (A) – Buy Manchester City Tickets
April 6 – Cardiff City (H) – Buy Manchester City Tickets
April 13 – Crystal Palace (A) – Buy Manchester City Tickets
April 20 – Tottenham Hotspur (H) – Buy Manchester City Tickets
April 27 – Burnley (A) – Buy Manchester City Tickets
Directions To Etihad Stadium
There are a number of frequent buses from all directions to the Etihad Stadium. Direct services to the stadium are:
53, 54, 185, 186, 216, 217, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, X36 and X37.
At the end of the match buses will be lined up on Ashton New Road next to the South Stand, to take you back to the city centre, where you can connect onwards or celebrate a win. Based on supporter feedback, stewards will be on hand this season to help manage the queues more effectively at the end of the match.
The new 3.9-mile (6.3km) section of the Metrolink to Droylsden is now open to the general public. It will serve eight new stops:
- New Islington
- Holt Town
- Etihad Campus
- Clayton Hall
- Edge Lane
- Cemetery Road
Journeys from Manchester Piccadilly to Droylsden will run every 12 minutes, taking around 20 minutes to complete, you can plan your journey here.
The line will run under Great Ancoats Street, through Holt Town towards Etihad Campus (Etihad Stadium) and Velopark (National Cycling Centre).
From here, between Clayton and Droylsden the line will run on-street along Ashton New Road and Manchester Road.