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Sterling And Foden To Start | 4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup Vs Olympiacos

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Manchester City will face off against Olympiacos at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium on Wednesday evening hoping to maintain their 100% winning start to this UEFA Champions League campaign. Pep Guardiola’s men suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, so they will be eager to get back to winning ways versus the Greek outfit in midweek.

The Mancunian giants will set themselves up in a 4-3-3 formation and might make a few changes to his side for this clash away at Greece. Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden are both in line to start as Guardiola might be inclined to freshen things up in his attacking department.

4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup To Face Olympiacos

Defence

Ederson will operate in goal for the visiting team after shipping in two poor goals versus Spurs last weekend. Ruben Dias will once again partner up with Aymeric Laporte at the centre of the Man City backline as they look to stop their Greek opponents from scoring in midweek.

Kyle Walker will keep his spot at right-back while Joao Cancelo fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Guardiola will ask them to maintain a good shape at the back and also provide some natural width out on the flanks.

4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup Vs Olympiacos (Man City players are seen in the photo)
Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League football Group C match between Manchester City and Olympiakos at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Midfield

Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri will anchor Guardiola’s midfield while Kevin De Bruyne plays in a little more advanced role at the centre of the park. The Belgian international was poor in his last two Premier League outings, so it’s high time for him to step up and give a good account of himself for Man City on Wednesday evening.

Bernardo Silva will have to settle for a spot on the bench but might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the contest if needed.

Attack

Guardiola’s frontline will be comprised of Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling. The talented trio will be responsible for producing a productive performance in the final third. However, the goals have dried up for Man City in recent weeks which is why this game versus Olympiacos could be an ideal chance for them to put things right on the offensive end of the field.

Ferran Torres and Riyad Mahrez will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to feature as the impact substitutes if Guardiola chooses to call upon their services.

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