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Preston North End vs Manchester City, EFL Cup Round 3: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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Manchester City Travel to Preston on Tuesday

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Competition/Round: 2019/20 EFL “Carabao” Cup – Round 3

Date/Time: Preston North End vs Manchester City – Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 19:45 GMT (UK); 14:45 EST, 11:45 PST (USA)

Venue: Deepdale Stadium, Preston, England, UK

Match Officials:

Referee: Lee Mason

Assistants: Marc Perry, Nick Hopton

Fourth Official: Tony Harrington

TV Info: N/A

Live Stream: ESPN+ (USA, Affiliate link)

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK)

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Preview:

After competing in the Championship and English Premier League, respectively, Preston North End and Manchester City will shift their focus to the EFL “Carabao” Cup. The Lilywhites will host the Sky Blues on Tuesday in the Carabao Cup Third Round.

Team News:

Preston North End are without the injured Louis Moult and Tom Clarke.

Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Leroy Sané are injured and will not feature in this match.

Possible Lineups:

Preston North End

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Rudd; Fisher, Bauer, Davies, Rafferty; Pearson, Gallagher; Harrop, Johnson, Maguire; Barkhuizen

Manager: Alex Neil

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Bravo; Cancelo, Garcia, Otamendi, Mendy; De Bruyne, Zinchenko, Foden; B. Silva, Jesus, Sterling

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Prediction:

The Carabao Cup has been known for upsets, as it allows lower league teams to compete against the EPL giants. In this case, however, it is predicted no such upset will occur. Preston North End defeated Birmingham over the weekend in what was a tight affair, but Manchester City scored eight goals against Watford. Whilst the scoreline may not be as one-sided, it is predicted Manchester City will overcome their opponents and will advance to the Carabao Cup Fourth Round.

Preston North End 1-4 Manchester City