Predicted Manchester City XI to play Viktoria Plzen: Guidetti in or out?

Etihad Stadium

Match to be played on Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 19:75. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Manchester City have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, baring an miracle from CSKA Moscow. The Manchester side are likely to rest a few players against a side that have been the groups whipping boy, losing every game so far.

We predict Manchester City will like up:

Joe Hart

Micah Richards - Joleon Lescott - Matja Nastastic - Gael Clichy

James Milner - Javi Garcia - Yaya Toure - Aleksandar Kolarov

Edin Dzeko - John Guidetti

ANALYSIS: 8 changes from the side that faced off against Tottenham on Saturday giving the fringe players a chance, and a rare appearance for Swedish international John Guidetti.

We fancy Joe Hart to be given a chance in between the sticks after finding himself on the bench against Tottenham on Saturday. It should be a fairly comfortable afternoon for the keeper, that should end in him picking up a confidence boosting clean-sheet. 

Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott to replace Pablo Zableta and the experienced Martin Demichelis, respectively. Both players will be hungry to show their first team credentials to manager Manuel Pellegrini. 

3 changes to the midfield including the work-horse James Milner coming in on the right hand side, replacing the impressive Jesus Navas from Saturday. I fancy Pellegrini to keep in influential central midfielder Yaya Toure in the side, and he will act as a base for those around him.

The most interesting change-up is John Guidetti coming into the fray, after making a name for himself in the  Eredivisie last season, this could be the perfect chance for him to add to his solitary League Cup appearance in the blue of Manchester City.

Who do you think will line up for City on Wednesday night?  

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