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MCI vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction Tips For Manchester City vs Arsenal Premier League Fixtures Live Score 28 August

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MCI vs ARS Dream11: Matchday 3 begins with a heavyweight clash as Manchester City host Arsenal at the Etihad. The Citizens had lost the Community Shield to Leicester, followed by a 1-0 defeat to Spurs. However, they got back to winning ways as expected as they put five past Norwich City.

Meanwhile, Arsenal has lost two in two, and they would be dreading this fixture. They have suffered back-to-back 2-0 losses to newly-promoted Brentford and London rivals Chelsea. Mikel Arteta’s men played a game midweek where they ran riot against West Bromwich Albion, winning 6-0.

Date: 28 August, Saturday
Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Premier League Table

Manchester City| 9th; Arsenal| 19th

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Head to Head 

Manchester City has bossed this fixture in recent years. They have four out of the last five, with Arsenal prevailing once in a FA Cup fixture.

MCI vs ARS Today Match Prediction Details

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Manchester City will be without the services of Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne.
  • Benjamin will also miss out due to off-the-field challenges he is facing.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manchester City will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • Ederson Moraes should be starting in goal.
  • J Cancelo, R Dias, A Laporte, and K Walker are expected to lineup in defence.
  • Rodri, I Gundogan, and J Grealish could occupy midfield positions.
  • F Torres should start up front flanked by G Jesus and R Sterling.

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Manchester City Starting XI (likely)

Ederson
Joao Cancelo
Ruben Dias
Aymeric Laporte
Kyle Walker
Rodri
Jack Grealish
Ilkay Gundogan
Ferran Torres
Gabriel Jesus
Raheem Sterling

Arsenal News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Thomas Partey and Eddie Nketiah are set to watch the game from the sidelines.
  • Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes are not match fit yet, although they have returned to training.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Arsenal will likely lineup in a 4-4-2 formation.
  • B Leno should be starting in goal.
  • P Mari, R Holding, C Soares, and K Tierney are likely to form the back four.
  • G Xhaka and A Sambi Lokonga could occupy central midfield roles.
  • E Smith Rowe, B Saka, and M Odegaard should start in attacking midfield roles in support of striker P Aubameyang.Read: Andre Russell smashes quickest CPL 50

Arsenal XI (likely)

Bernd Leno
Pablo Mari
Rob Holding
Cedric Soares
Kieran Tierney
Granit Xhaka
Albert Sambi Lokonga
Emile Smith Rowe
Bukayo Saka
Martin Odegaard
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Gabriel Jesus impressed in the last game against Norwich on the right-wing. He could reclaim that role or start as the no.9.

Goals this season 0
Assists this season 2
Pass Accuracy 93.24
Chances Created 4
Tackles 1
Interceptions 1

Raheem Sterling has a good goal-scoring record against Arsenal. Manchester City now has playmakers all over the field, and Sterling will be on the receiving end of numerous opportunities.

Goals this season 1
Assists this season 0
Pass Accuracy 84.62
Chances Created 0
Tackles 0
Interceptions 0

Differential Pick

Our differential pick for this game is Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. He usually rises to the occasion in big games, and Arsenal really needs points from this game. He scored a hat-trick in the midweek EFL clash.

MCI vs ARS Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – E Moraes
Defenders – K Tierney, R Dias, J Cancelo
Midfielders – J Grealish, I Gundogan, B Saka, G Xhaka

Forwards – G Jesus, R Sterling, P Aubameyang

Likely Winner:

  • Manchester City has gone undefeated in their past 11 Premier League meetings with Arsenal.
  • Arsenal has lost all of their last eight Premier League meetings with Manchester City.
  • Man City has kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven league meetings with Arsenal.
  • A Manchester City win is expected unless Arsenal springs a surprise.Odds To Win:

Manchester City: 6/19
Arsenal: 11/1

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Devashish Pant

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