Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester CIty preview: Kompany likely to miss out following head injury

By Ric Turner, Mon 21 November 2016 18:09


Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester CIty preview: Kompany likely to miss out  following head injuryYaya Toure ineligible for Champions League, but could yet be named in squad for knock out stages

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Manchester City

Competition: UEFA Champions League, Group Stage

Date: 7.45pm, Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Venue: Borussia-Park, Monchengladbach

Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR) Assistants: B Duran (TUR), T Ongun (TUR) Fourth Official: M E Eyisoy (TUR)

Odds: Borussia Monchengladbach 7/2, Draw 3/1, City 4/5

Tickets: Sold out

TV: BT Sport

Borussia Monchengladbach

Manager: Andre Schubert

Squad (from): Sommer, Sippel, Heimeroth, Christensen, Vestergaard, Strobl, Schulz, Wendt, Johnson, Jantschke, Korb, Elvedi, Kramer, Dahoud, Hazard, Stindl, Schulz, Traore, Hofman, Hahn, Raffael

Injured: Herrmann

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLDDW

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Clichy, Kolarov, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Fernando, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Navas, Sane, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Iheanacho, Nolito

Injured: Delph, Kompany

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDWWL

Vincent Kompany is unlikely to be available after suffering a head injury in a collision with Claudio Bravo during City's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace. David Silva, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan are all expected to return to the starting line-up, although two goal hero Yaya Toure is ineligible, having not been named in the Champions League squad. Manager Pep Guardiola has, however, hinted that he could yet be included in the squad for the knock-out stages.

"Of course now he's not able to play on Wednesday, or in the last game against Celtic," Guardiola said. 

"If we are able to qualify in the Champions League, after, I will sit with my staff and we will decide who are the best players to help us to achieve in the Champions League games." 

City's last away game against Borussia ended in a 2-1 victory, with Sergio Aguero netting a late winner from the penalty spot. Overall City have won three of the five games played against Borussia, with one draw and one defeat.

Predicted line-up: Bravo, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero

Score prediction: Borussia 1 City 2

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