Man City will be seeking a return to winning ways in the Premier League against struggling Sheffield United.
Pep Guardiola’s side could only manage a 1-1 draw at West Ham thanks to Phil Foden’s second-half equaliser last weekend.
City, who despite looking somewhat close to their best in midweek in Marseille, failed to win at the London Stadium for the first time last weekend, as they were held to a disappointing and potentially damaging 1-1 draw. Guardiola faced criticism for opting not change his team for the first time in over three years and had to watch his side squander possession and fall behind within 20 minutes. Phil Foden came off the bench to make sure of a point, but it was very much deja vu in terms of what went wrong.
However, a dominant display on Wednesday night in the Champions League saw a slick and stylish City side come out 3-0 winners. Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling were the scorers, and Kevin De Bruyne was the provider on two occasions as City looked a bit more like the City side we have become accustomed to seeing.
Sheffield United vs Man City: Team news
Sheff Utd: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Stevens, Baldock, Berge, Ampadu, Osborn, Lowe, Brewster, McBurnie.
Subs: Lundstram, Sharp, Burke, Norwood, McGoldrick, Robinson, Verrips.
He told BetFair: “Sheffield vs Man City: This is straightforward, Sheffield can’t win a game and Man City are so strong. They have too much quality here, even though they were poor against West Ham, they are still so strong. They will be too good for Sheffield here. Prediction: 0-4.
“Burnley vs Chelsea: Burnley have disappointed this season after a decent season last year. Chelsea were good in the Champions League last night and were good in their draw against United though, what a boring game that was! I think Burnley might surprise Chelsea here and nick a draw. Prediction: 0-0.
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Torres, Sterling.
Subs: Stones, Ake, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Carson, Foden, Garcia.