Manchester City vs Cardiff City
English Premier League, England
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick off at: 18.45
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City are looking to regain their place at the top of Premier League standings this midweek. Pep Guardiola’s men are targeting another three points on Wednesday as they face struggling Cardiff City at Etihad stadium.
Manchester City vs Cardiff City Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this midweek English Premier League fixture. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them in getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko(def);Fernandinho, B. Silva, Gundogan(mid);Sterling, Jesus, Sane(att).
Expected Formation: 4-5-1
Probable Lineups: Etheridge (g); Peltier, E. Manga, Morrison, Bennet(def);Mendez-Laing, Gunnarson, Bacuna, V. Camarasa, Ried(mid); Niasse(att).
Before heading into this Premier League encounter, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWWW
Guardiola’s side have been able to maintain their excellent recent form, winning all of their last give games. City’s last league match was last weekend in which they defeated Fulham 2-0.
That weekend victory will give that extra comfort and confidence for City ahead of the Wednesday match. The home team are also keen on regaining their table topping position in current standings.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLLWL
The Bluebirds themselves have been in such awful form of late winning only one match and lose the other four. Neil Warnock’s men suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat last weekend against Chelsea.
That disappointment could further motivate them as they challenge City at Etihad. Cardiff will be desperate to get anything positive, even a draw will be a success for them.
City’s injury situation seems to be improving though Claudio Bravo and Fabian Delph both still out. Benjamin Mendy could get back into the full team squad, though not in anyway starting the match.
Up front, Guardiola might consider in making some rotation with Gabriel Jesus getting the nod in the attack. In midfield, Bernardo Silva will remain as key figure for his team’s play this season.
The away side also have some issues with injuries as Bamba, Richards, Paterson and Connolly are all out. Warnock set to count on Victor Camarasa in midfield along with Aron Gunnarsson.
Oumar Niasse remain The Bluebirds main threat up front as he will try to trouble their defense. The away side are going to give their all and grabbed at least a paoint.
Head to Head Records:
The previous four matchups between both teams have mostly been dominated by Barca with three wins and one defeat.
Barca’s last league match against The Bluebirds happened on September 22, 2018 which was won by Man City 5-0.
Man City will be pushing for another three points on Tuesday as they needed it to regain their top of table position. Moreover, playing in front of their home crowd could push
Cardiff will be giving their ll are also looking to improve their position in current league standings. Both teams’ hunger for victory can turn the tie into an interesting match..
Final Score: 2-0