Manchester City vs Luton Town preview: Foden and Walker are doubts for visit of Luton

By Ric Turner, Fri 12 April 2024 18:49

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Manchester City vs Luton Town

Competition: Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 13th April 2024

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: John Brooks Assistants: L Betts, A Howson Fourth Official: D Bond VAR: C Kavanagh

Odds: City 1/10, Draw 10/1, Luton 22/1

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Match of the Day (highlights)

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

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

Injured: Ake

Doubtful: Walker, Foden

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWWDW

Luton Town

Manager: Rob Edwards

Squad (from): Shea, Krul, Kaminski, Mengi, Burke, Hashioka, Barkley, Berry, Chong, Mpanzu, Clark, Thorpe, Townsend, Doughty, Morris, Woodrow, Brown

Injured: Lockyer, Nakamba, Brown, Potts, Bell, Adebayo, Ogbene, Andersen, Lokonga, Osho

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLLDL

Phil Foden and Kyle Walker are both doubts for the visit of Luton Town, with manager Pep Guardiola expected to ring the changes after the midweek exertions in Madrid.

“We are training this afternoon so we will know better how they feel”, he said at Friday's press conference.

“[On Phil] I would like to tell you, but I didn’t speak to the doctors. After the press conference, we have a meeting, and we will see. 

“[As for Kyle], I don’t know right now. Honestly I would tell you. Josko was a doubt for Madrid, but our physios did an incredible job, and he could play.”

City won their last game against Luton 6-2, with goals from Erling Haaland (5) and Mateo Kovacic. Overall City have won 22 of the 51 games played against the Hatters, with 15 draws and 14 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ortega, Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Kovacic, Nunes, De Bruyne, Bobb, Doku, Alvarez

Score prediction: City 3 Luton 0