RM Vs MCI Dream 11 Prediction: Two underperforming units look to unlock their true potential and justify the stature of today’s clash.
NOTE: Team updated after lineup announcement
When this fixture was drawn up in the Champions League for the first round proceeding the group stage encounters, the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City was slated to be one of the most awaited and exquisite ones. After all, these are two of the biggest names in the footballing fraternity, sides who have torched their way to the annuls of the global stage.
However, with either unit unravelling preceding the tie to be shrouded in lacklustre displays, this encounter might not end up being quite the humdinger many had foreseen. Both the sides have way underperformed this season, failing to live up to their stature and expectations accorded from them.
Winless in their previous two encounters in La Liga, Real Madrid were displaced from top spot by Barcelona after a remorse filled 1-0 defeat against Levante. Elsewhere, Manchester City managed to pull off a 1-0 win against Leicester City to clamp down and assert second spot in the Premier League in their favour but with the win hardly being a convincing one, the side know will be tentative when taking on Manchester City today.
Despite their waning form, the clear abundance of wordclass and myriad units in either side is there for all to see. This will be a closely contested affair, one where either side leave no stone unturned with us envisioning Real Madrid pulling off a win on the day courtesy of their more well rounded defensive unit.
Probable Playing 11
- Marco Asensio, M. Diaz and Hazard will all be giving today’s encounter a skip for the home side with the players having sustained injuries.
Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Mendy, Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Isco
Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Real Madrid Vs Manchester City
Date And Time: 27th February, Thursday- 1:30am IST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Television: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Mendy, Valverde,
- Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Aguero
Top Goal Scorer
- Benzema: 13 Goals, 6 Assists
- Aguero: 16 Goals, 3 Assists
Freekick And Corner Taker
- De Bruyne
Levante Vs Real Madrid: 1-0
Leicester City Vs Manchester City: 0-1
Dream 11 Picks
Ederson Moraes from Manchester City will be our pick as the goal-keeper for this upcoming contest. He’s going to be plundered by Real Madrid with his side’s backline way too vulnerable, one which will increase the likelihood of him pulling off some solid save points on the day.
Sergio Ramos has taken his tally to the five goals this season while Dani Carvajal has provided the one goal and four assists this season to see the duo come into our side for this encounter. Along within their attacking penchant, the two have acted as the watchdog of their side’s backline to form the most sublime defence in the league, one which has let in a mere 17 goals all season.
From Manchester City meanwhile, it’s just the lone selection for us with Fernandinho being roped into our side for the affair.
With the three goals and four assists, Toni Kroos will be the first pick for us for this upcoming encounter. The three goals and two assists for Casemiro see him being brought in by us as well for this fixture from the contingent along with Federico Valverde who has pulled off the two goals and four assists for the side this season.
From Manchester City meanwhile we’ll be venturing in with Kevin de Bruyne with the player’s guile and trickery having seen him pull off an astounding 8 goals and 16 assists for his unit. CDM Rodrigo Hernandez has flourished in his role in only his first season at the club to act as the custodian of the side’s backline to see us move in with him.
We’ve shelved out a colossal amount over here to rope in the leading scorers from either unit. We begin with Sergio Aguero who has 16 goals and 3 assists this season, numbers which emote towards his flair and calibre as a striker with the player devoutly acting as his side’s mainstay in attack.
On the other hand, Real Madrid’s top scorer with 13 goals and 6 assist, Karim Benzema wraps up our Dream 11 team for the encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Benzema will come in as our side’s captain given City’s waning defence while Aguero is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Ederson, Ramos, Carvajal, Fernandinho, Hernandez, Kevin, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Aguero
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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.