Manchester City vs Brentford preview: Jesus and Palmer miss out through injury

By Ric Turner, Wed 09 February 2022 15:43

Manchester City vs Brentford preview: Jesus and Palmer miss out through injuryGuardiola expects Brazilian striker to be available again soon

Manchester City vs Brentford

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 7.45 pm, Wednesday 9th February 2022

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Darren England Assistants:S Long, T Wood Fourth Official: A Madley VAR: J Moss

Odds: City 1/10, Draw 8/1, Brentford 28/1

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TV: BT Sport

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, McAtee, Sterling, Mahrez, Delap

Injured: Palmer, Jesus

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Mendy

Form guide: WWWDW


Manager: Thomas Frank

Squad (from): Raya, Gunnarsson, Fernandez, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer, Zanka, Sorensen, Roerslev, Norgaard, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Onyeka, Mbeumo, Baptiste, Janelt, Canos, Ghoddos, Toney

Injured: Eriksen, Jorgnesen, Fosu, Jeanvier

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLLLL

Pep Guardiola confirmed that Gabriel Jesus and Cole Palmer are the only absentees ahead of Brentford's visit to The Etihad.

“Cole and Gabriel are out. The rest are fit.”

It is thought that Jesus' injury isn't serious, and the manager expects him to be available again soon.

“Soon he will be ready,” Guardiola added.

“I spoke with him this morning and he feels good but he is not perfect. [He has] a few muscular niggles.”

City won their last home league game against Brentford 4-1, way back in 1989, with Trevor Morley (2), David Oldfield and David White scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 8 of the 14 games played against the Bees, with one draw and 5 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling

Score prediction: City 3 Brentford 0