Aymeric Laporte also unlikely to feature despite returning to training this week
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 8pm, Wednesday 14th September 2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Daniele Orsato Assistants: C Carbone, A Giallatini Fourth Official: L Massimi VAR: M Di Bello
Odds: City 1/5, Draw 6/1, Dortmund 12/1
Tickets: Available via mancity.com
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Dias, Stones, Ake, Cancelo, Laporte, Akanji, Gomez, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand, Phillips, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Palmer, Haaland, Alvarez, Mahrez
Form guide: WDWWD
Manager: Edin Terzic
Squad (from): Zacharias, Meyer, Unbehaun, Schlotterbeck, Geurreiro, Hummels, Can, Meunier, Sule, Rothe, Semic, Coulibaly, Papadopoulos, Ozcan, Reyna, Hazard, Reus, Wolf, Brandt, Bellingham, Passlack, Kamara, Gurpluz, Moukoko, Modeste, Malen, Adeyemi
Injured: Kobel, Bynoe-Gittens
Doubtful: Hazard, Malen, Adeyemi
Form guide: LWWWL
Kyle Walker misses out after suffering an injury against Aston Villa 10 days ago, and Aymeric Laporte is unlikely to feature despite having returned to training this week. John Stones is available again, however, after missing the trip to Sevilla last week.
With an early kick-off at Wolves on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola stressed the important of the entire squad at yesterday's press conference:
“We pick a team to win tomorrow. It is so important," he said.
“Until the World Cup, being there in the Premier League and close to the top when the World Cup starts and then we see how people come back.
“But in the Champions League; you need to qualify. We won the first game and Champions League at home you have to be strong.
“Tomorrow’s selection, it is 12:30 Saturday and we are lucky we don't travel.
“It’s a difficult one, a team like Wolves is hard because of the mentality they have for many years. They have two weeks to prepare exactly that game.
“I have 20 players available, everyone is fit and fresh mentally.
“I’m pretty sure they will all play both games, I’m not sure from the beginning but maybe the second part of both games. That is the feeling right now.”
City won their last home game against Dortmund 2-1, with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden. Overall City have won 2 of the 4 games played against the Villans, with 1 draw and 1 defeat.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Haaland
Score prediction: City 3 Dortmund 1
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