Luton Town vs Manchester City: Gvardiol and Grealish return from injury

By Ric Turner, Tue 27 February 2024 12:15

Luton Town vs Manchester City: Gvardiol and Grealish return from injuryGuardiola has fully-fit squad to choose from for fifth round tie

Luton Town vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Cup

Date: 8.00pm, Tuesday 27th February 2024

Venue: Kenilworth Road, Luton

Referee: Anthony Taylor Assistants: M Perry, S Hudson Fourth Official: S Hooper VAR: R Jones

Odds: Luton 9/1, Draw 5/1, City 2/7

Tickets: Sold out


Luton Town

Manager: Rob Edwards

Squad (from): Shea, Krul, Kaminski, Osho, Potts, Kabore, Mengi, Burke, Bell, Barkley, Berry, Chong, Mpanzu, Clark, Thorpe, Townsend, Doughty, Ogbene, Morris, Woodrow

Injured: Lockyer, Nakamba, Adebayo, Brown, Andersen

Doubtful: Lokonga

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDLLL

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Akanji, Lewis, Kovacic, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Foden, Bobb, Haaland, Doku, Alvarez

Injured: None

Doubtful: Gvardiol

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWDWW

Josko Gvardiol and Jack Grealish have both recovered from injury, giving Pep Guardiola a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to Kenilworth Road.

The two sides met in the league in December, and Guardiola is expecting another difficult game on Tuesday evening.

“They have the courage to play, face the challenge without any fear, and after it’s not just that,” he said at Monday's press conference.

“They play direct into channels they have ability to build up the patterns are so clear.

“They play really, really good with the football. Quite similar to Bournemouth for the way they play but it’s Premier League and the FA Cup and I would not expect different from my experience these years I have been in England.”

City won their last game at Kenilworth Road 2-1, with Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 21 of the 50 games played against the Hatters, with 15 draws and 14 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ortega, Walker, Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol, Kovacic, Nunes, Lewis, Bobb, Grealish, Alvarez

Score prediction: Luton 1 City 2