MCI vs WBA Dream11: Manchester City will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome a struggling West Bromwich Albion team to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night. One of the most forgettable Manchester derbies in many years saw Man City play out a lifeless 0-0 draw against bitter rivals Man Utd at Old Trafford over the weekend. With Pep Guardiola’s side seemingly happy to accept the draw after taking no risks in an attempt to win the game late on, they will expect nothing less than victory here at home to lowly West Brom. The Baggies sit 19th in the Premier League and their 2-1 defeat away at Newcastle last time out was a fifth defeat in their last six league games. A trip to the Etihad Stadium is a truly daunting prospect for Slaven Bilic’s men and whilst they will work hard for each other on the pitch.
Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion, Premier League
16th December, 1:30 am (IST)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
MCI – D-L-W-W-D
WBA – L-L-W-L-L
Head-to-head: In 20 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Manchester City hold the clear advantage. They have won 17 games, lost two and drawn one.
Last meeting: Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
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MCI vs WBA Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Manchester City Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be unable to call upon the services of young centre-back Eric Garcia, who is out with an injury.
Doubtful: Veteran striker Sergio Aguero missed the clash against Manchester United, and is a doubt to feature in this MCI vs WBA Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Pep Guardiola partnered Fernandinho with Rodri in Saturday's Manchester Derby draw, but may elect to bring Ilkay Gundogan into the XI and play with attacking more freedom. Phil Foden and Ferran Torres could both come into the side.
MCI Playing 11 (probable):
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan; Sterling, De Bruyne, Torres; Gabriel Jesus
B) West Bromwich Albion Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: West Brom will be without left-back Conor Townsend and Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu, who are both injured.
Doubtful: There are doubts over the availability of midfielder Sam Field, while Brazilian attacker Matheus Pereira is suspended.
Expected changes: Slaven Bilic may make a couple of changes to his XI for the midweek clash, with Kieran Gibbs and Jake Livermore coming into the side in place of Matt Phillips and Filip Krovinovic to add bite to the midfield.
WBA Playing 11 (probable):
Johnstone; Ajayi, Ivanovic, O'Shea; Furlong, Gallagher, Sawyers, Krovinovic, Diangana; Robinson, Grant
MCI vs WBA Today Match Prediction:
City have not been at their best in the league this season, but it is very difficult to back anything other than a routine home win on Tuesday night. These are not the type of games that will keep West Brom in the league this season, and we are tipping a comfortable success for Guardiola's side. We predict a 2-1 win for City in the MCI vs WBA Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Walker, Ivanovic, O'Shea
MID: Gundogan, De Bruyne, Krovinovic
FW: Jesus, Sterling, Grant
MCI vs WBA Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Manchester City –
Gabriel Jesus – Jesus has the following offensive skills. He has 2 goals and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 22.22%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Raheem Sterling – Sterling has 3 goals and a total of 9 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 15%. He had a total of 13 big chances.
West Bromwich Albion –
Karlan Grant – Grant has 1 goal and a total of 16 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 15 big chances.
Filip Krovinovic – Krovinovic has 1 assist and a total of 15 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 13.33%. He had a total of 15 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Ilkay Gundogan – Gundogan has won 4 aerial duels and 10 tackles. On top of this he made a total of 2 blocks.
Kevin De Bruyne – De Bruyne has a total of 2 goals, 8 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 5 chances.