PREMIER LEAGUE: Predicted starting XI for Manchester City vs. Nottingham Forest

Predicted starting XI for Manchester City vs.
Nottingham Forest (Premier League): Josko Gvardiol and Jeremy Doku will be back.

When Manchester City plays Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, they hope to widen their lead at the top of the standings.

The champions arrive in fine form after defeating Red Star Belgrade 3-1 in their opening UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday.
This season, they have continued a winning streak.

While the Forest may no longer sing “champions of Europe, you’ll never sing that,” the opposition still poses a number of threats to Manchester City on Saturday.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who joined Forest this summer, made an impressive debut by scoring in the team’s most recent match, a 1-1 draw with Burnley, on Monday night. Steve Cooper’s team has had an outstanding start to the season.

In their most recent league match, Manchester City defeated West Ham at the London Stadium 3-1 thanks to goals from Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva, and Erling Haaland.

The Blues’ week may have seemed to go without a hitch, but manager Pep Guardiola isn’t so sure; he admits that his team is “in trouble” as a result of Bernardo Silva’s midweek injury.

The Portuguese star will now be sidelined for up to two weeks of action, which eliminates him from Saturday’s match, according to Guardiola.
During his pre-game press conference, the Catalan also provided updates on the health of additional players, including Mateo Kovacic and Jack Grealish.

Guardiola stated that Jack Grealish “could play some minutes” and added that Mateo Kovacic is “coming back,” as the Croatian was seen participating in training for the first time since suffering an injury, on Friday.

In addition to Bernardo Silva, who is still out of the match due to the injury he sustained against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, John Stones and Kevin De Bruyne are also still out.

Guardiola was eager to highlight Julian Alvarez, who once again impressed with two goals in the Champions League, and heap praise on him despite the ongoing injury issues.

Following Guardiola’s assessment of Alvarez’s performance against West Ham last weekend as “almost undroppable,” here is the lineup we believe will face Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday!

The matchup between Crvena Zvezda and Julian Alvarez is as follows.

2 Goals.
There have been 88 touches.
51 Correct Passes.
Passing accuracy of 91%.

Seven Key Passes.

5 shots found their mark.

Won 5 ground fights.

4 Correct Crosses.
three effective dribbles.
There are two tackles.

1 Accurate Long Ball image found at KhcKN7QoBT on Twitter.

Written on September 19, 2023 by City Xtra (@City_Xtra).

anticipated XI.

Ederson showcased some Brazilian flair on Wednesday with a flick past the onrushing attacker, just 30 yards out of his goal.
On Saturday, it is almost certain that he will remain in goal.

Rico Lewis will likely join the lineup this coming weekend, with the possibility of Kyle Walker being rested when necessary being discussed.

We anticipate that Ruben Dias will return to the starting lineup alongside Nathan Ake at the back after his equally impressive performance in midweek, which is becoming a terrifying norm these days.

Josko Gvardiol didn’t feature during the week, but we expect the Croatian to return to the fray, starting on the left of defence for the Sky Blues.

In the middle of the field, Rodrigo is anticipated to stay.

After his performance against Red Star, we anticipate Phil Foden to start once more, partnering Matheus Nunes, who should also keep his spot in the lineup.

Julian Alvarez is in excellent form and mimics the attacking returns from another Argentine that the Etihad has come to expect over time.
On Saturday, Alvarez is anticipated to begin on the right of the front three.

We anticipate Erling Haaland to keep his spot and his focus this weekend despite the fact that he had opportunities go begging in midweek.

Since Jeremy Doku has been outstanding since moving from Rennes, we anticipate the Belgian to start on Saturday in Jack Grealish’s place.

Ederson, Lewis, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Nunes, Alvarez, Foden, Haaland, and Doku make up the predicted starting XI.

Ortega Moreno, Carson, Walker, Akanji, Gomez, Phillips, Bobb, Grealish, and Kovacic are available as replacements.

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