It was a far from perfect night at Anfield on Wednesday for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. So you can be assured they will be looking to bounce back with a bang, and who else better to do it against than their arch rivals Manchester United?
If that wasn’t enough motivation, a win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday will clinch the 2017/18 Premier League title at the earliest point the league has ever been won.
With the prospect of winning the Premier League in front of their own fans against their arch rivals, competition for places is likely to be rife. With Sergio Agüero a major doubt, it maybe down to Gabriel Jesus to lead the line against the red side of Manchester, but who else will join him?
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Manchester City side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
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