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·4 October 2022

Man City predicted lineup vs Copenhagen - Champions League

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Pep Guardiola will expect another dominant victory from his Manchester City side when Copenhagen come to town.

The Premier League champions just put six past Manchester United and look like the scariest team on the planet these days, so they're obviously the heavy favourites against a Copenhagen outfit who are struggling domestically this season.

Here's how the boss could set his side up.

Man City predicted lineup vs Copenhagen (4-3-3)

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GK: Ederson - Opposite Ederson in the Copenhagen goal will be former Brighton man Mat Ryan, who has shipped 21 goals in just seven outings against City in the past.RB: Joao Cancelo - Cancelo should move back over to the right after Kyle Walker was ruled out through injury.CB: Ruben Dias - Rested against Man Utd, Dias will expect to return to the starting lineup.CB: Nathan Ake - Manuel Akanji has been excellent since joining the club this summer but he may get the rest here, leaving the similarly impressive Ake to start once again.LB: Sergio Gomez - Full-back options are somewhat limited so expect Gomez to get a run-out.DM: Ilkay Gundogan - Rodri will face a late fitness test ahead of the game but is highly unlikely to be fit enough to start, meaning Gundogan could keep his spot.CM: Kevin De Bruyne - In an ideal world, De Bruyne will head to the bench at half-time with City comfortably ahead.CM: Bernardo Silva - Another who would benefit from a rest, injuries mean that Silva is likely to keep his place.RW: Phil Foden - Foden's young legs should be able to handle the intensity of the schedule, but he's still likely to be rested towards the end of the game if all goes to plan.ST: Erling Haaland - Guardiola believes Haaland is over his injury problems so may start the cyborg once again, but he's another who almost certainly won't finish the game. Get in, score goals, get out.LW: Jack Grealish - Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez are both knocking at the door but Grealish is feeling good right now and Guardiola will be reluctant to curtail that momentum.

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