Manchester City Team News And Lineup
The Blues will probably be unchanged from the team that beat Brighton last Saturday. Guardiola seems to favor the 3-1-4-2 (or 5-3-2 without the ball) as his default formation for the start of the season, and with no midweek matches in August he’ll likely stick with the same setup for the next few matches.
In terms of personnel, there’s very little doubt too. Without a fourth center-back in the team, John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi will start at the back, with Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in the center of midfield with Kyle Walker at right wing-back; up front, Sergio Agüero and Gabriel will lead the attack.
The only real question is who starts at left wing-back: Danilo was the choice against Brighton and is a more solid defensive option, but since City will play at home the job might go to Leroy Sané, who offers pace and runs in behind that could hurt Everton’s backline.
Pep could bring us a surprise, especially against another smart tactician like Koeman, but given the success of the new formation Guardiola will probably keep things as they are. (Source)
Predicted XI: Éderson; Kompany, Stones, Otamendi; Fernandinho; Walker, De Bruyne, Silva, Danilo; Agüero, G.Jesus
Everton Team News And Lineup
Ronald Koeman loves to come up with some different lineups for the big matches, and we’ll probably see a few changes on Monday. New signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is available to play but will probably be on the bench ready to come on in the second half.
In terms of the starting lineup, Jordan Pickford will be in goal, with Michael Keane and Ashley Williams in front of him; Cuco Martina and Leighton Baines will be the full-backs, with a dynamic midfield three of Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gueye and Tom Davies looking to stop David Silva and De Bruyne’s creativity.
The attack will be filled with new signings: Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaasen will likely start as two number 10s be looking to provide chances for Sandro Ramírez, although Kevin Mirallas is also in contention to start. (Source)
Predicted XI: Pickford; Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Rooney, Klaassen; Sandro
Manchester City Vs Everton Dream11 Prediction
Team 1[mks_tabs nav=”horizontal”] [mks_tab_item title=”GK”] E.Moraes
[/mks_tab_item] [mks_tab_item title=”DEF”] M.Keane, K.Walker, J.Stones
[/mks_tab_item] [mks_tab_item title=”MID”] I.Gueye, D.Silva, D.Klaassen, Fernandinho
[/mks_tab_item] [mks_tab_item title=”ST”] W.Rooney (VC), S.Ramirez, S.Agureo (C)