MCI vs BOU Dream11 Prediction: Manchester City will be back in action in the Carabao Cup as they play hosts to Bournemouth up next. Pep Guardiola's men are the current cup holders and will once again be keen on hanging onto their title. The Cityzens had an admirable start to the Premier League campaign as they beat a resilient Wolverhamton Wanderers by 3-1 away from home. As for A.F.C. Bournemouth, they had an underwhelming season in the Premier League the last time around and got relegated to the lower division. The Cherries will be keen on making their way back to the top and one of the ways of gaining immediate confidence is by beating a solid Manchester City side and advancing into the further stages of the Cup competitions. We can expect the Blues to make some changes from the team that started against Wolves. Nevertheless, Bournemouth will have to be in on their toes if they are to clear the danger and get a favorable result. With that being said, here is the MCI vs BOU Dream11 Prediction for the fixture ahead.
MCI vs BOU Dream11 Teams English League Cup
Date and Time: September 25, 12:15 am (ist)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City: WLWLW
A.F.C. Bournemouth: LWWWD
Manchester City have ensured their dominance in their last six games against Bournemouth by winning all six.
Manchester City Team News
Injury update and unavailability: Eric Garcia recently sustained a head injury, while Bernardo Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko are on the sidelines due to muscle issues. Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez have recently recovered from the virus but are in doubt to start. Sergio Aguero and Jaoao Cancelo are out injured too.
Expected Changes: Zack Steffen should be starting in at goal, while, Otamendi, Ake, Harwood Bellis and Garcia could form the back four in defence. Bernabe and Doyle are likely to be the central midfielders. Ferran Torres, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez could feature in behind Delap.
MCI Playing 11 (Probable)
Bournemouth Team News
Injury updates and unavailability: Joshua King has been permitted by the club to stay and recover in Norway, while also being allowed to find a new club before the transfer window shuts.
Expected Changes: Begovic should be the frontline goal keeper, while, Kelly, Simpson and Ofoborh could form the line of defence. Stacey and Zemura are likely to be the wing backs. Arter, Cook and Billing could occupy the midfield region. Sturridge and Brooks could lead the charge up front.
BOU Playing 11 (Probable)
Goalkeeper – Steffen
Defenders – Adarabioyo, Ake, Rico, Smith
Midfielders – L.Cook, Brooks, Foden (C), F Torres (VC)
Forwards – Surridge, Delap
Phil Foden has been one of the revelations for Manchester City in the midfield position. The 20-year-old has six goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 90% from the last 24 appearances in the league. He can be included to the MCI vs BOU Dream11 Prediction side.
Liam Delap can play a pivotal role up front as he has three goals an an assist from the last two appearances in the U21'S and U23's combined.
X factors and differential picks
David Brooks was out of action for a large portion of the season due to injury for Bournemouth. However, he does have the pace to unlock defence. Brooks has two goals from the last 12 appearances.
Ferran Torres can play pivotal role in the midfield position. Torres has four goals and five assists from 34 appearances in La Liga last season and will be eager to have a go for his new club Manchester City.
MCI vs BOU Today Match Prediction
Manchester City are expected to make a few first team changes, and Bournemouth could cash in on it. Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola's men have enough firepower to cause some serious problems to the Bournemouth defence. The likes of Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, and Ferran Torres will have the opportunity to get on the score sheet if the opportunity arises. With that being said, the today match prediction odds are in favour of Manchester City to get the win by 1.22 as per bet365.