SHFF Vs MCI Dream 11 Prediction: Straightforward tie for Manchester City with the club set to canter its way into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
After retaining the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 win in the summit clash of the competition at the weekend, Manchester City move onto the FA Cup today. Champions of the showpiece contest in the foregone edition, the club will be looking to keep its bid alive of getting its hands around a second English trophy this season.
For the club, the FA Cup takes paramount importance after suffering an appalling Premier League campaign. Well out of the running in to win the marquee league, for City, the FA Cup has taken on the identity of a competition they must win if they are to keep their stature alive as the wordclass unit they have been crowned in the last couple of seasons.
And when they take on Sheffield Wednesday for their fifth round tie today, City are more than just overwhelming favourites. Paired against the Championship outfit, this should be a straightforward result for Manchester City, a fixture where they fray up a way inferior opposition despite deploying their second rate outfit.
Languishing all the way in 12th position in the Championship, for Sheffield Wednesday, a side of the pedigree of Manchester City is going to be way too tricky a side to negotiate. Also with just two wins in their foregone encounters, the side has completely crumbled across the course of the last month, flailing in form, a narrative which City will capitalise on to maraud their way to a comprehensive win.
Probable Playing 11
Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Lees, Borner, Fox, Harris, Lee, Bannan, Murphy, Fletcher
Bravo, Joao Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva
FA Cup 2019-20
Match: Sheffield Wednesday Vs Manchester City Fifth Round
Date And Time: 5th Match, Thursday- 1:15am IST
Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Dawson, Palmer, Iorfa, Fletcher
- Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Aguero
Top Goal Scorer
- Fletcher: 13 Goals, 2 Assists
- Aguero: 16 Goals, 3 Assists
Freekick And Corner Taker
- De Bruyne
Dream 11 Picks
Cameron Dawson from Sheffield Wednesday will be our shot stopper for this forthcoming contest. The goal-keeper is set to see his goal plundered by one of the most lethal attacking units in the fraternity and given his acumen, we envision him parrying away quite a respectable amount of shots.
Although Manchester City have shipped goals at will this season with the side’s vulnerabilities in defence being the biggest source of their catapultation in the Premier League, an elusive cleansheet beckons them today. They are coming across a Sheffield Wednesday side which they’ll dominate all across the 90 minutes, a tie which will shape out completely in City’s favour.
It’s a discourse which sees us safeguard our backline with a trio of selections from the visiting setup with Jao Cancelo, Nicholas Otamendi and John Stones all being embedded into our contingent for the imminent affair.
With 7 goals and 8 assists this season, Riyadh Mahrez becomes the first name to be inculcated in our setup from Manchester City for the contest. The five goals and five assists for Bernando Silva see us move in for him as well from the side along with Phil Foden who has utilised these competitions to throw his cap in the reckoning for a regular spot in Manchester City’s playing 11.
Elsewhere, from Sheffield Wednesday we are venturing in with five goal man Jacob Murphy as the first selection for the contest. He’s paired alongside Kadeem Harris who has piled on the 3 goals and 3 assists this season, a player who has assiduously tried his level best to string together meaningful attacking displays for the side.
Sheffield Wednesday’s leading scorer with the 13 goals and 2 assists, Steven Fletcher will be quissential to his side’s chances of coming out unscathed from this tie. From Manchester City meanwhile we are venturing in with Gabriel Jesus who has scored 10 times along with providing 4 assists for his unit this term.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With City set to unleash the full brute brunt of their attacking sortie today, Jesus will captain our side whilst Mahrez is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Dawson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Silva, Foden, Mahrez, Murphy, Harris, Jesus, Fletcher
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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.