Time for revenge – Predicted XI: Manchester United vs Manchester City (Carabao Cup Semi-Final First-Leg)

Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final sees Manchester City travel across town to play the first of two fixtures against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United. City’s local rivals won 2-1 at the Etihad in this season’s first Premier League meeting between the sides, but Pep Guardiola’s men are now fighting for their third successive League Cup title. Here’s how we predict Manchester City will line-up…

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Up for the Cup – Manchester City vs Port Vale Predicted XI (FA Cup Third Round)

The opening fixture of Manchester City’s FA Cup defence sees League Two’s tenth-place side Port Vale travel to the Etihad. Guardiola’s men enter the fixture having won six of their last seven games, while John Askey’s Vale are unbeaten in 5 league games. The Stoke-on-Trent side’s best FA Cup finish came over half a century ago when they finished as semi-finalists in 1954.

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Gunning For A Win: Predicted XI for Manchester City vs Arsenal (Premier League)

With injuries still hampering Pep Guardiola’s squad, and fixtures beginning to mount up over the festive period, predicting Pep Guardiola’s starting lineups are becoming increasingly unpredictable. Here’s how we suspect the Blues will lineup against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

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Chop and change – Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City Predicted XI (Champions League)

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘dead rubber’, but rarely do we get to enjoy the luxury of a competitive game that literally doesn’t matter. With Manchester City already qualified as group winners in the UEFA Champions League, we can expect Pep Guardiola to make plenty of changes in Croatia and rest some big names ahead of the busy Christmas period. With that in mind, here’s how we predict the team we’ll line up…

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The Big One – Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted XI (Premier League)

It’s time for arguably the biggest game of the season; the Manchester Derby. The Blues may already be out of the title race, but we all know this is about more than that. This game is about pride and proving our place as the dominant team in Manchester. This decade has seen the balance of power shift in Manchester City’s favour, and it would be fitting if they ended it with an emphatic win at the Etihad.

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The Toon at Noon – Manchester City vs Newcastle United Predicted XI (Premier League)

After a lacklustre performance under the lights on Tuesday night, Manchester City square off against Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Saturday. Will a trip to Newcastle help City build momentum ahead of a grueling December? Or will this fixture give City fits for a second consecutive season, plunging Pep’s men further down the Premier League table?

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On The Verge – Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predicted XI (Champions League)

As the UEFA Champions League group stage reaches it’s penultimate act, Manchester City welcome Shakhtar Donetsk to the Etihad stadium knowing a win would secure their place as winners of Group C, and I write this article knowing it could be years before I next have to google how to spell Shakhtar Donetsk.

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