Guardiola 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
Tickets: On sale via tickets.mancity.com
TV: BT Sport
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
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
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