Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund preview: Kyle Walker misses out through injury

By Ric Turner, Wed 14 September 2022 15:04

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund preview: Kyle Walker misses out through injuryAymeric 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

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TV: BT Sport

Manchester City

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

Injured: Walker

Doubtful: Laporte

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDWWD

Borussia Dortmund

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

Suspended: None

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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