Manchester City Team News vs Arsenal: Stones, Walker, Torres

After defeating Brentford 1-0 in the midweek round of fixtures, Manchester City now holds what seems an unassailable lead at the summit of the English Premier League heading into the second half of the season. The smart money is with Manchester City to maintain their lead at the top of the league. They have an incredible record against the Gunners.

In their last four matches across all competitions, City has easily accounted for the North London club, winning all four with an aggregate of 11-1. Despite this, I am optimistic about this matchup. These two sides are arguably the most in-form sides in the league.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Brentford FC

Manchester City head into their clash with the Bees of Brentford hot on the heels of their 6-3 drubbing of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City side. That win over the Foxes gave them a 6 point lead over fellow title challengers Chelsea and Liverpool. Albeit Liverpool still has a game in hand.

The last league meetings between these two sides also came in a season where Manchester City were the reigning champions. It was the 1937/38 first division season, and the Bees won both home and away against City. Incredible! As there is almost zero chance that happens here again in the 2021/22 season.

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Manchester City Team News vs Brentford: Walker, Stones, Rodri, Mendy

Manchester City head to London to take on Brentford in an English Premier League midweek fixture. The Citizens will face the Bees hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table. The Sky Blues have been in scintillating form lately and now look like the team to beat at the moment.

This is the first time that City and the Bees have clashed in any competition since the 1997 FA Cup. That match finished 1-0 to the club from Manchester, with Nicky Summerbee scoring the winning goal.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

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A frighteningly in-form Manchester City hosts a disappointingly out-of-form Leicester in the Premier League this weekend. Despite a victory for Leicester in this very fixture last season, there would not be a lot of football people outside of the Foxes faithful who would expect anything other than a big win for the home side here.

The two teams’ Boxing Day form sheet couldn’t be more different. Manchester City is undefeated in 8 Premier League Boxing Day fixtures at home. The last time they suffered defeat at home on Boxing Day was to Port Vale in the second tier some 25 years ago. 

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Manchester City Team News vs Leicester City: Torres, Mendy, Walker

Manchester City host Leicester City in one of the traditional Boxing Day fixtures. Historically, this fixture has been kind to City. They have won eight of their last ten fixtures against the Foxes. However, this fixture last year saw a shock result as a Jamie Vardy-driven Leicester shocked the eventual champions 5-2.

The reigning champions have been one of the few top tier sides that have so far remained unscathed regarding the current COVID outbreak in the Premier League.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle United

Top of the table Manchester City head to St. James Park to take on the bottom of the table, Newcastle United this weekend in the English Premier League. The league leaders will be full of confidence, having dispatched relegation fodder in Leeds United by seven goals to nil in their last match.

Besides a blip in their dead rubber fixture against RB Leipzig in the Champions League, City has been in imperious form. They have won their last seven games with an aggregate of 20-3 since their last league defeat against Crystal Palace on the last day in October.

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Manchester City Team News vs Newcastle: Silva, Cancelo, Torres

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Manchester City, fresh off of a 7-0 thumping of Leeds United, takes on cellar-dwellers Newcastle in Premier League action this weekend. The Magpies should be worried. Manchester City is hitting their straps and they could record an even more convincing victory here against the worst side of the league. History is not on Newcastle’s side either. Incredibly, they have won just one of their previous 27 matches against City.

Reigning Premier League champions and current table-toppers City are on the verge of creating history yet again. They have won 33 games in the year 2021 so far. One more victory will see them break the record for most top-flight victories in a calendar year. The smart money is on them to break that record in this fixture.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Leeds United

The reigning champions welcome Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United to the Etihad Stadium in game week 17 of the Premier League. It is a must-win clash for the Citizens as they look to keep pace with fellow front runners, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Their recent head-to-head record with the Yorkshire club is not great. Not since the pre-Sheikh Mansour days prior to 2008 has City recorded a league win against Leeds. I predict that will change here. 

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Manchester City Team News vs Leeds: Cancelo, Gundogan, Torres

Manchester City picked up a valuable win at the weekend thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 100th Premier League goal. It was a crucial three points as it kept them at the top of the Premier League table by the smallest of margins. The title race is developing into a fascinating three-way battle and any dropped points have the potential to be vital to a title charge.

As the matches continue to come thick and fast in December, it is a three-day break for the reigning champions as they play host to a struggling Leeds United side. Leeds United actually has an impressive record versus the Citizens, with their last victory over them coming way back in 2003 at Maine Road with Kevin Keegan in charge.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Wolves

Manchester City returns to the Premier League arena against Wolves this weekend. Pep Guardiola will look to bounce straight back after a shock defeat to German side RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

The Premier League leaders will feel fairly confident that they can cope with the challenge that Wolverhampton will pose. They won both of their fixtures against the West Midlands outfit last season comfortably.

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Manchester City Team News vs Wolves: Foden, Ake, Jesus, Laporte

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After the completion of the various continental group stages this past week, the focus now switches back to the Premier League. For Manchester City, that means hosting Wolverhampton at the Etihad Stadium in the early kick-off on Saturday (UK time).

After a shock loss to RB Leipzig in their final group stage fixture, the Citizens will be keen to ensure they don’t suffer another misstep like that again, this time in the Premier League, as they aim to stay on top of the table.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs RB Leipzig (Champions League)

Manchester City takes on German side RB Leipzig in what is, essentially, a dead rubber for the English side. It is the early kick-off on Tuesday night for Pep Guardiola’s men, so they will be back home in bed perhaps before the later kick-off games are completed.

This game will hold no fears for Manchester City. They accounted for Leipzig with ease back on the first matchday of the 2021 Champions League in a match where there was an incredible 9 goals scored. In that match, a Christopher Nkunku hat trick broke up Manchester City’s six goals.

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