Predicted Lineups: Predicted Man City Lineup against Leicester

Arlo Gibbons


Manchester City face a crucial Premier League match this weekend against Leicester City. After securing an impressive 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the Citizens turn their attention back to domestic commitments and the opportunity to close the gap on league-leaders Arsenal to just three points before they play on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s side will look to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Leeds United in their last league outing. Despite dominating possession, City were held to a 1-1 draw and will be keen to show their title credentials with a win over the Foxes.

In terms of team selection, it is likely that Guardiola will make a number of changes from the side that defeated Bayern. One player who is expected to retain his place is goalkeeper Ederson, who has been a consistent performer for City this season. However, he will be hoping to improve his Golden Glove chances with a clean sheet on Saturday.

At right-back, Kyle Walker will be eager to impress after Guardiola suggested he may not fit in his new system. Meanwhile, Manuel Akanji and Ruben Dias will likely form the centre-back partnership, having been solid against Bayern.

In midfield, Rodri will be buoyed by his goal-scoring performance against Bayern, while Ilkay Gundogan is set to make his 300th appearance for the club. Julian Alvarez may deputize for Kevin De Bruyne if the Belgian is not fit enough to start.

Jack Grealish will look to continue his excellent form on the left wing, while Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva will vie for the starting spot on the right. Up front, Erling Haaland is in sensational form, scoring 12 goals in his last five games and will be a constant threat to the Leicester defence.

Overall, this match is vital for City‘s title aspirations, and they will need to be at their best to overcome a resilient Leicester side. While their focus may have been on European competition in recent weeks, Guardiola’s side knows that domestic success is also the key to a successful season.


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