Feyenoord – Manchester City: Preview & Prediction
After breaking a fast that lasted more than a decade when he lifted the Eredivisie trophy, Feyenoord is now seeking to be among the greats of the continent. The draw of the keys can not be considered favorable. However, in a group that has Manchester City as a wide favorite, hope is that the team can fight for the second place with Napoli and Shakthar Donetsk.
The start of the season, at least, was encouraging. In addition to winning the Dutch Super Cup by beating Vitesse in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in regular time, Feyenoord started with four successive victories in the German Championship. The 12 possible points were completed on Saturday, September 9, by scoring 4-2 against Heracles, away from home.
He remained in the lead of the competition trying to repeat the same formula used last year, when he won a great sequence of victories in the beginning and opened up thanks to stumbling PSV and Ajax. Afterwards, he was able to administer the acquired ‘fat’.
For the debut match in the continental tournament, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst has an important doubt. Danish striker Nicolai Jorgensen suffered a muscle injury in the game against Heracles. He had to leave early on.
Only new tests will indicate the severity of the injury. However, it is quite likely that he can not face City. If that is confirmed, Michiel Kramer, who stepped into his place in Saturday’s Eredivisie match, is the biggest contender to take the title. Beyond it, are in the medical department the goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer and the midfielder Bart Nieukoop.
The club that spent the most on the European transfer window of hell in excess of 240 million Euros in investments, Manchester City achieved a significant result on Saturday, 9 September. In his stadium, he thrashed Liverpool 5-0 to share United with the lead in the 2017/2018 Premier League. Both score ten points, but the reds take advantage when the tiebreaker criteria are used.
The ball was only perfect because the team lost its goalkeeper. Brazilian Ederson needed to be replaced at halftime with a blow to the head. Although at first it is not considered a serious injury, the medical protocol requires a week of rest for athletes with such injuries.
This means that the second most expensive goalkeeper in football history will not be able to play on Wednesday. Chilean Claudio Bravo, who was hired last season and was unable to sign as a starter, should be chosen as the substitute.
Another drop is from Belgian defender Vincent Kompany. In this case, although it is an embezzlement, it is not a surprise. The athlete spent much of last season off the pitch due to a series of injuries. In the current season, the calf injury suffered when he defended the Belgian national team in the European qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was the first, but has already taken him away from the classic with Liverpool. The stallion formed by Stones and Otamendi must be repeated against Feyenoord.
Feyenoord – Manchester City: Betting Tips
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.80
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.65