Other than that, Pep Guardiola has the complement of an almost full squad and could name his strongest lineup to build cohesion heading into the new campaign. Manchester City are heavy favorites to claim victory and the difference in class between the two sides is very evident. The players on the fringes of Guardiola’s squad will want to use this opportunity to make a positive impression. Barring an unlikely upset, there will be only one winner here and we are predicting a comfortable victory for the English champions.
That left them with just one game before they were due to face Leicester at Wembley next Saturday, so they quickly arranged a clash with Barnsley for tonight, and now they will take on Blackpool as well. With the bulk of the first-team squad due back on Monday, the extra game will give the Blues a chance to give some minutes to those players who were involved in the late stages of Euro 2020 and Copa America.
Manchester City vs Blackpool live coverage, stream information, score online, prediction, TV channel, lineups preview, start date and result updates of the Preseason Match on August 3rd 2021. Kick-off start time: 1pm ET. In League One, the famous English third division, Blackpool finished the competition in third place with 80 points, seven behind second-placed Peterborough and nine behind Hull City. But in the semifinals, Blackpool won 3-0 and drew 3-3 with Oxford United, going to the final, where they faced Lincoln City, winning 1-0 and being League One champions, qualifying for the Championship, England’s second division!
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