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MCI vs PST Dream11 Team Prediction Manchester City vs Preston Club Friendlies Live Score July 27

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MCI vs PST Dream11: Manchester City will be taking on Preston North End for their first match in the pre-season. The Champions of England might have faltered in the finals of the Champions League to Chelsea, but will be looking to make strides in Europe yet again. Pep Guardiola now has nine trophies to his name in England, and with him recently signing a contract extension, the sky is the limit for the Blue Side of Manchester.

MCI vs PST Dream 11 Team Prediction

As for Preston, they finished at the 13th spot in the Championship with 61 points last season. Although they were shaky for large parts of the season, Preston did manage to end their campaign with four straight wins. Preston’s most recent friendly was a 1-1 draw to Accrington Stanley, as they now look to create an upset over Manchester City.

Date: July 27, Tuesday
Kick-Off: 11: 30 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stdm.

Recent Form

Manchester City: LWWW

Preston: DLWDW

Head to Head

From the last four meetings between the two sides, Manchester City have had the edge with three wins, in contras to Preston’s one win.

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability:Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Bernado Silva, Ferran Torres, Rodrigo, Aymeric Laporte, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson, Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan are all unavailable.

Expected Changes and Strategy: S Carson should be starting in at goal, while, Y Couto, P Sandler, L Mbete and B Mendy are likely to be the back four in defence. Fernandinho, Romeo Lavia, Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez should occupy the midfield region. Cole Palmer and Liam Delap are expected to lead teh attack up front.

Manchester City Starting XI (Likely)

Scott Carson, Yan Couto, Phillipe Sandler, Luke Mbete, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Romeo Lavia, Benjamin Knight, Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer, Liam Delap

Preston News

Injury Report and Unavailability: Izzy Brown is ruled out due to injury, whearas, Daniel Johnson and Paul Huningotn are unavailable as well.

Expected Changes and Strategy: D Rudd should be starting in at goal, while, J Storey, L Lindsey, A Hughes and G Cunningham are expected to start in defence. Tom Barkhuizen, Ryan Ledson and Benjamin Whiteman could feature in the midfield region. Alan Browne, Emile Rise and Sean Maguire should lead the charge up top.

Preston Starting XI (Likely)

Declan Rudd, Jordan Storey, Liam Lindsey, Andrew Hughes, Greg Cunningham, Tom Barkhuizen, Ryan Ledson, Benjamin Whiteman, Alan Browne, Emil Rise, Sean Maguire

Captain Options

Riyad Mahrez can prove to be the danger man for Manchester City. The Algerian international bagged nine goals and six assists from the 27 appearances in the Premier League last season.

Sean Maguire scored four goals from 30 appearances last season, but can still have an influential role to play up top for Preston.

Differential Picks

Cole Palmer was one of the standouts in the U-23’s for Manchester City last season. Palmer secured 13 goals and seven assists from the 16 appearances.

Liam Delap can also pack a punch for Manchester City. Delap bagged 24 goals and four assists from 20 appearances in the U23’s last season.

MCI vs PST Dream 11 Teams

GK: S Carson
DEF: B Mendy, P Sandler, A Hughes, G Cunningham
MID: R Ledson, C Palmer, B hiteman
FOR: R Mahrez, S Maguire, L Delap

Who will win?

Preston have featured in five pre-season friendlies so far, and will be all warmed up for the big fixture ahead. Manchester City might be missing out on quite a few first teamers, but do have some exciting prospects from the academy who will eager to contribute. All things considered, the MCI vs PST Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Manchester City to get the win here.

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