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Manchester City will clash heads with Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium, looking to grab all three points from this Premier League encounter. The Sky Blues recorded a splendid 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, so we can expect them to grab the win this weekend.

Pep Guardiola will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI. Julian Alvarez could play from the start while Kevin De Bruyne is rested this weekend.

4-2-3-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Leicester City


Ederson will feature in between the sticks for Man City after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Ruben Dias will form a defensive partnership with Manuel Akanji at the centre of Guardiola’s defence as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay during the game.

Erling Haaland of Manchester City
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Manchester City and FC Bayern München at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2023, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Kyle Walker will look to give a good account of himself as a right-back, while Nathan Ake gets looks to impress as a left-back. Both of them need to defend their penalty box well before trying to create chances going forward.

John Stones and Aymeric Laporte will be named on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if needed.


Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri will operate in the central areas as they try to dominate the possession in the middle of the park and engineer enough chances for Man City to win this contest.

Julian Alvarez will operate as an advanced attacking midfielder as he tries to be a menace for the opposition defenders in front of the goal.

Bernardo Silva will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.


Riyad Mahrez will function in the right-wing position while Jack Grealish operates on the opposite flank; both of them will have to provide support from the wide areas and cut into the penalty box to create chances in front of the goal.

Erling Haaland will lead the line for the Mancunian giants on the attacking third of the pitch. The Norway international would be eager to get his name on the scoresheet when he laces up to face off against the Foxes.

4-2-3-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Leicester City
4-2-3-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Leicester City

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