As Manchester City kick off their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade, we have tried to call their predicted lineup.
After the treble-winners convincingly beat West Ham United 3-1 on Saturday, we expect Pep Guardiola to make as many as three changes to his side.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Red Star Belgrade
Ederson is set to start in between the sticks in our Manchester City predicted lineup against Red Star Belgrade.
Despite Pep Guardiola lauding Kyle Walker’s impressive display against West Ham, he could be given a breather, with Rico Lewis taking his place at right-back.
At centre-back, Manuel Akanji is expected to retain his place in City’s starting XI.
Alongside the Swiss international could be Nathan Ake, who could replace Ruben Dias against Red Star Belgrade.
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At left-back, Josko Gvardiol could also be rested by the Sky Blues, with Sergio Gomez being handed a rare start.
Rodri, who remains arguably City’s most irreplaceable player could be given a breather as well, with Matheus Nunes, branded as ‘unstoppable’ by journalist Zach Lowy taking his place in defensive midfield.
After all, Pep Guardiola did claim (via GOAL) before his side’s latest victory against West Ham that the Portuguese international ‘has the quality’ to operate as the sitting midfielder.
Alongside the former Wolves technician could be Bernardo Silva in our Manchester City predicted lineup, especially after he bagged a goal and an assist against the Hammers on Saturday.
On the right-wing, Phil Foden, who was hooked off for Matheus Nunes will be fresh to make another start.
Jeremy Doku, who became the talk of the town after his masterclass against West Ham could well be one of the first names on the team sheet as well.
While up front, it is hard to look past the front two of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Red Star Belgrade: Ederson, Lewis, Akanji, Ake, Gomez, Nunes, Bernardo, Foden, Alvarez, Doku, Haaland