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Laporte And Mendy To Start | 4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace

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Manchester City will clash heads with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon as they look to pick up maximum points on the road. The Mancunian giants managed to secure an impressive 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, so they will be full of confidence ahead of this league showdown at South London.

Pep Guardiola is expected to stick with his favored 4-3-3 formation and might make a few changes to his first XI for this game. Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy could be in line to start this match at the expense of Kyle Walker and John Stones, who is suspended for this weekend.

4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace

Defence

Ederson will retain his spot in goal for Man City after shipping in one goal versus PSG in his last outing. Aymeric Laporte could come into the side to partner Ruben Dias at the heart of Guardiola’s defence as they try to stop the Eagles from scoring during the game.

Joao Cancelo could get the nod to operate at right-back while Benjamin Mendy fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Guardiola will give both of them the license to get forward and express themselves in the Eagles half so that they can provide decent support to the front players.

Kyle Walker and Eric Garcia will make up the numbers on the bench as they offer cover for the defensive positions.

4-3-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace (Man City players can be seen in the picture)
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Midfield

Guardiola’s midfield could be comprised of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva as they look to dominate the opposition at the centre of the park and engineer some clear-cut chances for their teammates up top to win this game.

Rodri will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if needed.

Attack

Raheem Sterling will probably get a start as a winger on the left flank while Ferran Torres looks to impress from the right-wing. Gabriel Jesus will spearhead the Man City attack down the middle after he was an unused substitute in midweek.

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne will be available on the bench but could come on to influence the game in the latter stages if Guardiola decides to call upon his services.

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