WAT Vs MCI Dream11 Prediction: Dumped out of the FA Cup, Manchester City finds themselves exposed once again this season.
After losing out the Premier League to Liverpool this season, for Manchester City, the FA Cup emerged as the biggest prize in English football. This was a competition that took on colossally elevated value as the side looked to redeem itself, a trophy that offered a way to some kind of salvation.
And the club was sparing no expense in building up the importance of the showpiece trophy before their semi-final against Arsenal, a tie many touted City to win without any qualms. Unfortunately, though, Pep was schooled by his previous assistance Arteta with the new Arsenal manager handing out a lesson in football to his previous employers.
The unprecedented 2-0 win for Arsenal left not only City but the footballing fraternity stunned as well, a defeat which leaves City only with the Carabao Cup this season. It’s been a horrid season by the own lofty standards the club has set for itself, one where the side has been berated and taken swipes at for their inability to win anything of note despite shelling out a staggering amount.
For City, today’s encounter against Watford is going to be a clash where they play only for redeeming themselves. Ruing their foregone defeat, the club will come hot out of the blocks to lash out at relegation threatened Watford, a manager less side which will end up paying the prize for its baffling decision of removing its third manager this season.
Probable Playing 11
- Gerard and Isaac will both fail to make the cut for Watford yet again with the players still struggling with injuries.
- Aguero is sidelined for the season with a lengthy injury.
Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Dawson, Mariappa, Hughes, Doucoure, Sarr, Capoue, Welbeck, Deeney
Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Rodrigo, Doyle, Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Watford Vs Manchester City
Date And Time: 21st July, Tuesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Deeney: 9 Goals
- Sterling: 17 Goals
West Ham Vs Watford: 3-1
Manchester City Vs Bournemouth: 2-1
Ben Foster is going to be Watford’s busiest player today. The goal-keeper is going to come across an absolute carnage when he squares off against City, one which will test him to the fore, a match where his ability to parry shots will see him come out with some good save points.
Defence has been an absolute joke for City all season long and the side’s treacherous brand of defending was solely responsible for their exit from the FA Cup as well. It’s been a predicament which has seen fingers being pointed at Pep for his complete failure to get his team’s defensive ambit in order despite splurging 300 million on defenders.
However, Watford have struggled to forage their way goals this season, a languid attacking component which sees us indulge in a trio from the visiting team with all of Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Fernandinho being snagged by us.
Although Pep hinted at him shuffling his playing 11 today, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne look set to be two players who’ll keep their side in the team sent out for this one. City revolves around Kevin with the team looking a bleak and timid side without their star midfield controlling their attacking gameplan.
The 11 goal and 18 assist man becomes the first pick from the side with David Silva who has the 10 assists joining up with him. Watford on the other hand see us move in for the tenacious Nathan Chalobah and Will Hughes, two players who’ll be relied upon to see their endeavors show gallantry and pick up a slew of tackles and blocks for the side.
Manchester City’s top scorer in the league with a behemoth 17 goals, Raheem Sterling made for a must-have pick. He’s going to be joined up by striker Gabriel Jesus who has the 13 goals in his kitty, two players capable of moving in tandem and manifesting an exceptional show of attacking football against one of the worst defences in the league.
Watford on the other hand will see us opt for the pick of their top scorer, 9 goal striker Troy Deeney.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Having scored in three clashes on the spin, Jesus will captain our side while Kevin is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Foster, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy, Silva, Kevin, Will, Nathan, Jesus, Troy
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