The Guardiola era at Man City started well as the former Barcelona boss watch his side run out 2-1 winners over David Moyes’ Sunderland side, although the Spaniard admitted his debut was tougher that expected.
Having passes his Premier League test, Guardiola now returns to something more familiar in the Champions League, however, this is the first time he has had to face the play-off round.
The Sky Blues are in Romania as they prepare to face Steaua Bucharest in the first-leg of their play-off as they pursue a spot in the group stage.
The Champions League will be the main target for the powers that be at the Etihad during the former Bayern manager’s reign, so he will need a good start.
The opening weekend of the Premier League saw the Citizens employ a tactical setup not seen in English football before as the two full-backs were asked to push up into a defensive midfield role.
Our Landlord reckons that a similar setup will be employed and with that in mind, here is how he reckons they will line up…