22/12 Accurate Football Predictions: Manchester City vs Fluminense

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The 20th FIFA Club World Cup final between Manchester City and Fluminense, the continental champions of Europe and South America, takes place on Friday night at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah In the semi-final match, the current Copa Libertadores champions overcame Al Ahly of Egypt, while the reigning Champions League winners defeated Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan to proceed to the main event.

Manchester City vs Fluminense

In the Champions League final of the previous season, the Citizens finally broke through with a 1-0 triumph over Inter. They were guaranteed a position in the Club World Cup semi-final as a result, and they defeated Urawa Reds 3-0. With 74% of the possession and only two shots allowed, the Sky Blues choked out the Japanese team without even appearing to sweat.

City’s winning streak now stands at four games, with three of those games ending in victories. Fluminense, who have scored ten goals in their last four games, will need to play at their very best to contain Manchester City’s potent offense.

In the semifinal, Fluminense defeated Al-Ahly, an Egyptian team, 2-0, but it was all in the late game. But in the end, they would prove their worth in the second half when John Kennedy sealed the victory in the ninetieth minute and John Arias converted a penalty in the 71st. After the Brazilian Serie A concluded on December 6, the victory was the Tricolor’s first competitive match since then.

Since Fernando Diniz’s club had previously finished the domestic season with two straight losses, victory over Al-Ahly was crucial to the group’s morale. The Copa Libertadores winners have been playing well offensively, but they will be up against their toughest opposition in a while today.

Verdict

Under Guardiola’s leadership, City has won every domestic trophy available. They also finished in the running for the Champions League title the previous season and earlier this year they won the UEFA Super Cup for the first time ever.

For Guardiola and his team, winning the Club World Cup would be the ultimate goal. Judging by their respective performances in the semifinals, they should have no trouble defeating Fluminense of Brazil.

Manchester City’s defense was tied for the best in the English Premier League the previous year, but they haven’t been as stable this year. The Citizens have only kept one clean sheet in their previous nine games across all competitions, and they have given up the second-most goals of any club in the current Premier League top four. Out of those games, just two have finished with fewer than 2.5 goals.

Although Fluminense has kept a clean sheet in half of their past six games, they face a tougher opponent in Manchester City. Fluminense has shown resiliency in defense recently. It is improbable that Pep’s team will lose this week after scoring at least twice in six of their previous seven games across all competitions.

Tip: Manchester City to Win / Over 3.5 Goals

Man City to win – ✅

Over 3.5 Goals -✅

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