Matchday 17 of the Premier League will begin this Tuesday with very interesting duels: the leader, the surprises and the needy. On weekdays, the best tournament in the world has its featured matches and we bring you the formations, news and predictions.
The first match of the day is subject to confirmation by the organization: there was a Covid 19 outbreak on the Manchester United squad, Sunday’s training did not take place and there is still no information about it. On the first matchday at 1 AM (India), Brentford will host the mighty Manchester United. By names and history, the visit would have to win comfortably, but the Premier League is the league of surprises and we do not know what will happen. The truth is that Brentford raised a very difficult game on the last day and showed that he cannot be underestimated. Until the last moment they must continue with intensity. Manchester United won by the minimum against the last of the table and is in a process of football reconstruction, although by individual quality it is impossible to compare them. The only question is whether Victor Lindelof or Phil Jones will play in Ralf Ragnick’s defense.
Brentford: Álvaro Fernández; Charlie Goode, Jansson, Janelt; Canós, Baptiste, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry; Forss, Mbeumo.
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rashford.
United have not lost for six games, but Brentford will be home and come from winning: the Red Devils usually win only 50% of the games where they have this type of probability and Brentford usually hits the blow in games like this.
A few minutes after the first match begins at 1:15 AM (India) – the last in the table will face a victory-thirsty Aston Villa. Norwich fell on the last day – against Manchester United – by the minimum and showed a change of attitude with its new coach, Dean Smith, but it is still the team that converts the least and the second that scores the most. They will not be able to count on Grant Hanley, their captain. In front are those led by Steven Gerrard: they guarded too much against Liverpool and did not show an idea of how to convert, although they have material to face this type of encounter and we will have to be attentive to the possible return of Trézéguet.
Norwich: Krul; Aarons, Sorensen, Gibson, Brandon Williams; Rupp, Gilmour, McLean; Placheta, Pukki, Sargent.Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz; Buendía, Ings, Watkins.
Norwich is four without a win and have very little chance of doing so against Aston Villa. That is why his quota rises to more than 3. It is a good opportunity for Emiliano Martínez to re-sign an undefeated fence after four games: he has been the one who had the most in the last Premier League season and the goalkeeper with the best percentage of saves. in the top leagues in Europe.
The Citizens will host a tough team that has brought them trouble in the past at 1:30 AM (India). Pep Guardiola will have to plan in the best possible way with his mentor, Marcelo Bielsa. To which he attributes many teachings and challenges. Leeds reaches this date after losing to Chelsea 3-2 and having deserved much more in the result. Manchester City was able to beat Wolverhampton 1-0 in a game where the rival closed in and did not let the Premier League leaders do their thing. The question is whether Ilkay Gundogan will play – he was injured against Wolves – or Kevin de Bruyne will.
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancello, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden.Leeds: Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Llorente, Firpo; Forshaw; Shackleton, Harrison; Raphinha, Tyler Roberts, Daniel James.
Leeds beat Manchester City in the last match between them and did not even fall in the previous Premier League, but this time it looks very different: Marcelo Bielsa has a team plagued with injuries, the results in the tournament are not good and the Citizens win more than 90% of these parties.