MCI vs WAT Dream11 : Hurting Manchester City look to revive their title bid against Watford today
Manchester City were touted to continue their stronghold over the Premier League come the 2019-20 campaign but the manner in which the side have been brushed apart has seen their bastion being shattered and their aspirations being ripped apart. Although they have only lost the one match till now, it was the identity of the opposition they lost against which sparked signs of doubt and qualms in the reigning champions.
Ever since their draw to Tottenham, one thing was made pinch clear. Manchester City had problems in their backline with Zinchenko unable to defend astutely in the leftback position and with both their CBs Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out for a good amount of time, things look far from defiant for the side who are looking to make it three titles in succession this time around.
It was a vulnerability which was perfectly capitalised upon by Norwich the last time around Manchester City stepped out in the middle with the side being defeated 3-2 in a shambolic set of events for them. Their defence was laid bare, unclothed and decimated by Norwich used their counter-attacking gameplan to massive effect to exploit the vacant areas City left as their defenders were caught out of their positional play.
Now 5 points behind Liverpool, City know the scope for further slipups is negligible if any. They’ll be looking to clean apart Watford today who lie in last place in the Premier League, a side whose horrid run of form saw them become the first side to remove their manager this season. However with 31 shots against Arsenal in their previous 2-2 draw, City will be cautious as they look to paper over the cracks of their defensive worries.
MCI vs WAT Match Prediction
For all their defensive problems, City pulled off a 3-0 win in the Champions League and it’s a performance they should resonate today as well. Watford were ruthless against Arsenal, but then again its Arsenal and City are a way superior side to them.
City’s relentless attack will be in full flow to see the side cruise past to the three points today.
Probable Playing 11
Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Foster, Janmaat, Dawson, Kabasele, Femenia, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Pereyra
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Manchester City Vs Watford
Date And Time: 21st September, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD
- Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Aguero
- Dawson, Kabasele, Quina, Pereyra
MCI vs WAT Dream11 Goal-Keeper
City have found it extremely tough to keep a cleansheet this season but this match looks one where the side should be able to get their third one of the season. We are picking up Ederson Moraes owing to this narrative with the goal-keeper set to bring home a shut down for us today.
MCI vs WAT Dream11 Defenders
Continuing with the above mentioned script, we have Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and CB Nicholas Otamendi both come into our side. Elsewhere, we have chosen a duo from Watford as well with their defenders looking set to become one of the highest scorers from today’s encounter.
The side will come under an absolute onslaught, needing their defence to stand tall amongst the rest of their formation and put in a slew of tackles and blocks. This should see Christian Kabasele and Craig Dawson get some good points for us in this clash, making us pick up both of them inspite of the likely absence of a cleansheet.
MCI vs WAT Dream11 Midfielders
Having won all their previous 11 encounters against Watford with City hitting atleast tow goals in each one of them, this fixture comes bearing with it the identity of one of the most lopsided clash in the Premier League. And it was only fair of us to build on that narrative and incentivise on it, seeing us get in Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva into our side.
We have the two players coming in from Watford as well with us choosing Ismailia Sarr and Roberto Pereyra for this encounter.
MCI vs WAT Dream11 Strikers
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has yet again showed why he’s perhaps the best striker in the Premier League at the moment. With 7 goals for the side till now, the striker has yet again made for daunting viewing, tearing into shreds opposition defences given the way he’s traversed his way past defenders to leave them languishing.
We are picking him up along with Raheem Sterling with these two set to get a rich bagful of goals in today’s match.
MCI vs WAT Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Aguero has been handed over our captaincy while KDB is selected as 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.