Manchester City are set to face Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in a highly anticipated English Football League fixture.
Manchester City come into this game with a 1-1 draw against Leeds United in an exciting match two weeks ago. R Sterling scored the only goal for Manchester. Arsenal, on the other hand, beat Sheffield United 2-1 at home. B Saka and winger N Pepe were the goal scorers.
Manchester City have one win in their three games and have not looked their very best. The potential return of striker S Aguero boosts the team, while K D Bruyne and R Sterling have fitness concerns.
Arsenal have started well this season with three wins in four games. The arrival of G Magalhaes has strengthened the defense, but form of forward P Aubameyang is a little concerning.
Manchester City hold a clear advantage in 36 previous encounters between the two sides. They have won 17 games, drawn 7, and lost 12 . The two clubs last met each other in the FA Cup semi-final last season, where Arsenal beat Manchester City 2-0. A brace from captain P Aubameyang secured his side a win.
In their last four league meetings, Manchester City have won all four, scoring 11 goals and conceding just once. A close match is expected, though Manchester City seems to have the upper hand.
- Match: Manchester City vs Arsenal
- Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
- Date & Time: Oct. 17, 2020, at 10 PM IST
Predicted Starting XI
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Ederson, K Walker, R Dias, A Laporte, N Ake, K D Bruyne, Rodri, I Gundogan, R Mahrez, R Sterling, B Silva
B Leno, H Bellerin, D Luiz, G Magalhaes, A M-Niles, G Xhaka, D Ceballos, B Saka, Willian, A Lacazette, P Aubameyang
Manchester City form guide: W-L-D
Arsenal form guide: W-W-L-W
Howzat Dream Team
- Goalkeeper: Ederson
- Defenders: N Ake, K Walker, K Tierney
- Midfielders: R Mahrez, Rodri, B Saka, F Torres
- Forwards: R Sterling, P Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette
- Captain: R Sterling/ R Mahrez
- Vice captain: B Saka/ P Aubameyang
NOTE: The Howzat dream team above is just a suggestion. You can select your own fantasy football team in the fantasy football league by using your knowledge. Also, don’t forget to make any necessary changes to your team once the actual starting 11 is announced by each team (60 minutes before the start of the match) as some players you have selected might not be part of the fantasy 11.