MCI vs ATN Dream11 : Upbeat Manchester City side strive to keep their winning record speckle free against bottom placed Atalanta.
Where Manchester City have been languishing in the Premier league, failing to hit their stride and imbed in place a set of consistent results, the Champions League has seen them enjoy a differing run of form. The side have emerged winners in both of their two opening encounters in the expansive tournamnet to sit atop of Group C as things stand.
When the groups for the tournamnet were drawn up, it was clear that Manchester City had yet again been paired up in an extremely easy group, one which they were set to dominate. It’s become an all too often reoccurring rhetoric now with the side being slumped in the easiest of groups in any tournamnet they partake in, allowing them to sweep their way to the ensuing rounds with consummate ease.
And the side have thrived yet again with comprehensive wins in their first two matches, ones which have seen them smash five goals in those two clashes. They defeated Zagreb 2-0 in their bygone clash, a result which was extremely clinical and astute, one they’ll be looking to emote come Atlanta today as they look to move one step closer towards sealing their berth into the proceeding round.
While City have aspirations of topping the group, their opponents on the day have a completely different agenda. Slumped in the bottom of the group with two defeats from two, the side stand in threat of squandering the chance to ply their skill set in this tournamnet without even salvaging a win in their name. Today’s encounter is yet another testing and staunch test for them, one where we don’t envisage them succumbing to any other result than their third defeat in succession.
Probable Playing 11
- Manchester City can breathe more easily in terms of injury concerns with only Aymeric Laporte and Sane out for this clash due to their injuries.
- Kjaer and Duvan Zapata meanwhile will be out for Atlanta for this impending encounter owing to their injury concerns.
Ederson (GK), Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Gollini (GK), Toloi, Djimsiti, Masiello, Hateboer, Freuler, Pasalic, Gosens, Malinovskyi, Gomez, Muriel
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Manchester City Vs Atalanta Group C
Date And Time: 22nd October, Wednesday- 12:30am IST
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Aguero
- Gollini, Masiello, Malinovskyi, Muriel
Top Goal Scorer
- Aguero: 8 Goals, 2 Assists
- Zapata: 6 Goals, 2 Assists
MCI vs ATN Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Manchester City’s Ederson comes into our side for this one. Manchester City are the only team to yet concede a goal in their group and playing against a sordid and stinker of n Atlanta side today, the side should be able to nail down yet another cleansheet in their favour.
MCI vs ATN Dream11 Defenders
Nicolas Otamendi didn’t play in the Premier League but he was involved in the side’s practice sessions for today’s encounter and should be starting this encounter for his side, seeing us bring in the CB from the side. Elsewhere although Atlanta won’t be keeping a cleansheet in this clash, the defenders still come into our side owing to the role they’ll be handed over today.
The side will come out looking to defend for the entirety of the 90 minutes, trying to refrain and curb the home side from scoring, seeing us get in the duo of Hans Hateboer and Rafael Toloi. These are two players who’ll hold an integral role for their side as they look to thwart City and dismantle their attacking sojourns with disdain.
MCI vs ATN Dream11 Midfielders
For all of Guardiola’s toying around with his side, the one player who is indispensible to the side, someone he hasn’t been able to move around is midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. The player has hammered down his place in the side’s playing 11 owing to his enterprising and engrossing brand of football, one which has seen him become the fulcrum of everything this Manchester City side carry out in their attacking travails.
He becomes the first player to come into our side along with David Silva and Rodrigo Hernandez while from the visiting side we are going in with Ruslan Malinovskyi.
MCI vs ATN Dream11 Strikers
Sergio Aguero didn’t play for his side in the Premier League but it’s become the norm for him to be kept out when the side have a Champions League clash following him. He should be the lone striker deployed by the side for this fixture, making him an instant pick for today’s encounter along with Raheem Sterling with these two set to snag a slew of goals today.
Elsewhere, with Zapata out for their side today, Atlanta will be massively depending on Luis Muriel to try and fill in the gaping hole left by their leading goal scorer, seeing Muriel get an elevated role to see us go in with him.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kevin de Bruyne will be our captain for today’s match while Aguero is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.