MCI vs SHA Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Champions League
When: November 08, 01:30 AM, IST
Where: City of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium), Manchester United
MCI vs SHA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The reigning English Champions Manchester City will be playing host to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League group stage match at Manchester Stadium, in Manchester on Wednesday night (IST).
Manchester City’s record-breaking last season and their near perfect dominance in the Premier League means they are slowly but steadily being brought into the same bracket as Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. However, the opening day 1-2 loss against Lyon in the Champions League has left the soothsayers rather baffled.
City fans could be blamed for their team’s uncanny performances in Europe. The fans inside the Etihad Stadium continue to boo the Champions League anthem while few showed up for the match against Lyon. However, if any manager in the world could make them embrace this competition, it must be Pep Guardiola.
The Cityzens still remain undefeated in the Premier League. The defending champions won 6-1 against Southampton and after Liverpool could only draw 2-2 against Arsenal, they have a clear advantage at the top of the table.
Shakhtar Donetsk, on the other hand, continues to overpower domestic teams in the Ukrainian Premier League. They lead the table by a massive 8 points and haven’t lost a league game since August 3, 2018.
However, it’s the Champions League where the difference in the stature becomes visibly wide.
Their passage to the knockout stage looks increasingly unlikely after picking up just two points in the first three matches. The most achievable target would be a 3rd place finish which would guarantee a Europa League participation.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Manchester City – D W W W W W
Shakhtar Donetsk – D W L W W W
MCI vs SHA Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Team News:
Injured – Nicolas Otamendi and Ilkay Gundogan are expected to miss this clash.
Suspended – None
Questionable – Terence Kongolo is among the players who could return for Manchester City. Meanwhile right-back Tommy Smith remains a doubt for this match. Also, Rajiv van La Parra and Abdelhamid Sabiri both have returned to training from illness and could feature here in this match.
Note: Manchester City could hand some key players an off day considering the Manchester Derby looms. Gabriel Jesus could benefit from rotation as he finds the playing time hard to come by
Danilo and Riyad Mahrez could also feature after remaining on the bench against Southampton.
Club captain, Vincent Kompany is expected to lead the team.
Key Players – Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez
Injured – None
Suspended – None
Questionable – None
Note: Taison could start the match after recovering from a muscle injury. He made the bench at the weekend against Dynamo Kiev.
Viktor Kovalenko is also in contention to start the match after scoring at the weekend.
Key Players – Fernando, Moraes
MCI vs SHA Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Manchester City– Ederson (GK), Danilo, Stones, Kompany, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Delph; Mahrez, D.Silva, Sterling; Jesus
Shakhtar Donetsk– Pyatov (GK), Matvyenko, Krivtsov, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Maycon, Taison, Kovalenko, Fernando; Moraes
MCI vs SHA Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s Manchester City all the way.
A home win. Prediction (at least)
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