Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

Manchester City can retain the Premier League title Monday night provided Liverpool lose to Newcastle United later tonight, and they beat Leicester City. Of course, the odds are against that happening, and all prognosticators, projectionists, predictors and odds makers see a true Championship Sunday on the horizon.

It seems that the battle for the Premier League title will be fought to the final minute of the final day. Let’s take a look at who City Manager Pep Guardiola may select in his first team for the titanic clash on Monday night.

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Man City vs Leicester Injury Report: De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Bravo, Amartey

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Here we come down the final stretch of what has shaped up to be one of the most exciting Premier League title chases of all time. The second place finisher, whether it’s Manchester City or Liverpool, will end up with an impressive points total, an accumulation so high that it would win the title in pretty much any other season.

The Premier League weekend finishes with a pretty solid fixture- Leicester City at Manchester City. Let’s run down the fitness situation.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Burnley FC

It’s one of the most exciting Premier League title races of all time, and it’s going to go down to the last minute of the last day. Every game counts double right now, and we see that in the performances from both Liverpool and Manchester City down the stretch here.

The next chapter sees City traveling to the Turf Moor to take on Burnley in what will be the 101st meeting between the two sides. City have 49 wins to the Clarets 29, but the Sky Blues have lost just once since 1974 (21 meetings). Let’s take a look at what team City boss Pep Guardiola might field at the kickoff, in hopes of keeping the dominance of this series going.

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Manchester City at Burnley FC Injury Report: De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bardsley

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Manchester City keep their treble hopes alive this weekend with a trip to the Turf Moor to take on Burnley FC. With Liverpool predictably routing Huddersfield Town tonight, the Reds went back a top of the table with 91 points. However, Sunday’s match will be the 36th for City, pulling them even with Liverpool.

Should City achieve the road win, they’ll be one point ahead of the Merseyside club with just two games and six possible points left for the two Premier League title contenders. At this point, every match is do-or-die elimination, so let’s take a look at this fitness situation for this massive clash.

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Paul Pogba Makes PFA Team of the Year, Liverpool and City Dominate Selections

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The PFA Team of the Year has been selected for 2018-19 and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a very surprising inclusion. The Frenchman has had a very up-and-down season, putting up productive numbers overall, but often disappearing at the times that United need him the most.

Pogba, who clearly had a major rift with former manager Jose Mourinho, found himself often benched as the Portugese’s reign at United was coming to an end. Once Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over however, he was reborn and, for awhile at least, showcased the kind of form that is commensurate to his price tag. [Read more…]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Labels City “best team in the country” after Derby Loss

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labeled the team across town the best in the country after they beat his side 2-0 today in the Old Trafford portion of the 2018-19 Manchester derby. City also took the reverse fixture 3-1 this season meaning that the blue side of Manchester beat their intra-city rivals 5-1 on aggregate this season as they move ever closer towards claiming an elusive treble.

With the win, City went one point up on Liverpool at the top of the table. “They had too much for us,” Solskjaer said after the defeat, his seventh in the last nine (after having started off with 14 wins in 17). [Read more…]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Starts Matteo Darmian, Andreas Pereira in Manchester Derby

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After the disastrous loss at Everton on Easter Sunday, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer openly questioned the desire and motivation of his own players.

With that, you knew some major changes were coming to his next starting XI, and that’s exactly what has happened. for the Manchester derby tonight, Solskjaer handed a rare start to Andreas Pereira, and an even rarer start to defender Matteo Darmian. While Solskjaer didn’t name names when it came to pointing out who needed a “reality check,” he did say that Anthony Martial recently needed a talking to.

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Pep Guardiola Describes how City Bridged the Manchester Derby Gap

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Tomorrow’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford has a whole lot on the line for the both sides. Manchester City need a win to maintain control of their own destiny in the Premier League title race. Manchester United need all three points, and some help, to get themselves back into the top four.

City come into this match as overwhelming favorites, and it’s easy to understand why- they have been dominant in the new year and United are coming off the worst loss of the post-Fergie era.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction (Manchester Derby)

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Manchester City won the home edition of the Manchester derby this season 3-1 back in November, and they are heavily favored to take reverse fixture as well. If United, who looked as shambolic as possible on Easter Sunday in a 4-0 loss to Everton are to win at Old Trafford in mid-week, it would be a massive upset.

The only good thing that could be said about United’s dismal showing yesterday is that they have no more time to dwell on it and must move on quickly. For City, they have to win in order to stay on pace with Liverpool for the league title, so they will certainly head into the rescheduled Manchester derby with guns blazing.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction (Manchester Derby)

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You know circumstances are really dire when the manager of a given football team 1.) feels compelled to apologize to all the supporters of the side and 2.) openly questions whether or not the players actually even care right now.

Yet that is the state in which we, all who follow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United, find ourselves right now. On one hand, facing the juggernaut that is Manchester City, especially at a time like this when they are highly motivated, it certainly not the way to fix what is broken.

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Manchester Derby Injury Report: De Bruyne, Mendy, Herrera, Valencia, Bailly

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Wednesday night brings the 44th Premier League edition of the Manchester derby, and the 178th competitive meeting between the two clubs. The red side of Manchester has emerged victorious in 73 of the previous meetings, with the blue side claiming wins on 52 occasions. The two sides, which have played to 56 stalemates, are two teams going in completely opposite directions right now.

City have been nearly unstoppable in 2019, and their treble hopes are still very much alive, here in late April. United, on the other hand, have reached new lows not previously seen in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

Last night saw Manchester City win the UCL quarterfinal match, but lose the tie in a game that we’ll never forget. City’s 4-3 win over Tottenham Hotspur ended in a 4-4 draw on aggregate, which Spurs go through to the semifinals.

It was a match so riveting that even neutrals felt their hearts racing, and the rematch kicks off the Premier League weekend. “It was a nice game for everybody — 3-2 after 20 minutes, and in the second half we did everything,” City boss Pep Gaurdiola said in postgame.

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