Ilkay Gundogan is "lucky" that injury sustained at Hawthorns isn't long-term
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 23rd September 2017
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Neil Swarbrick Assistants: S Ledger, A Garratt Fourth Official: T Harrington
Odds: City 1/7, Draw 9/1, Crystal Palace 20/1. Check out the betting tips for match here.
Tickets: Available via tickets.mancity.com
TV: Match of the Day
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Mangala, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Jesus
Doubtful: Kompany, Gundogan
Form guide: DWWWWW
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Squad (from): Speroni, Hennessey, Ward, van Aanholt, Tomkins, Dann, Souare, Fosu-Mensah, Sakho, Delaney, Schlupp, Kelly, Cabaye, Townsend, Chung-yong, McArthur, Kaikai, Sako, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Benteke, Mutch, Loftus-Cheek
Injured: Zaha, Wickham
Form guide: LWLLLW
Vincent Kompany is available again for selection, following a calf injury sustained on international duty with Belgium. Ilkay Gundogan is likely to miss out after being susbstituted in the midweek League Cup victory at West Bromwich Albion as a result of a heavy challenge from Claudio Yacob. Vistors Palace have struggled so far this season, but Guardiola has warned his players against complacency.
“It is not easy [to play a struggling team],” Guardiola said. “The competition is so tough. It is important to stay fit, avoid injuries - that is the best way.
“But in the Premier League, every single team can beat the other one.
“I have a lot of respect for Crystal Palace from what I have seen. Against Burnley, they created a lot of chances.
“I showed my players the chances they created in two games. They have quality and we have to be careful.
"The players must know that we could lose that game tomorrow.
“When they know that, we are closer to winning the game.”
City's last home game against the Eagles ended in a 5-0 victory, with David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 30 of the 57 games played against Palace, with 12 draws and 15 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Fernandinho, D Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Jesus, Aguero
Score prediction: City 4 Palace 0