Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur preview: Zinchenko returns to training

By Ric Turner, Fri 19 April 2019 15:08


Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur preview: Zinchenko returns to trainingGuardiola to assess fitness of squad after midweek thriller

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 12.30pm, Saturday 20th April 2019

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: S Burt, S Bennett Fourth Official: C Kavanagh

Odds: City 2/7, Draw 9/2, Spurs 10/1

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Bravo

Doubtful: Zinchenko

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWLWW

Tottenham Hotpsur

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Squad (from): Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Davies, Lamela, Wanyama, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Skipp, Heung-Min, Janssen, Llorente

Injured: Winks, Aurier, Kane

Doubtful: Sissoko, Lamela, Dier, Janssen

Suspended: None

Form guide: LWWWL

Pep Guardiola will assess the fitness of his squad in today's training session before selecting a side to face Spurs for the second time in four days. Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to be available again after recovering from a hamstring injury.

“In tomorrow’s line-up, we will see,” Guardiola said. “We saw each other yesterday and spoke with each other, congratulating each other for the game on Wednesday.

“On Friday, we will train in the afternoon. We will see how the people recover. We have to be careful mentally and physically.

“We will make the decision tonight. Tomorrow morning, we play early so we will see in terms of selection.”

City's beat Spurs 4-3 on Wednesday evening, with Raheem Sterling (2), Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero netting for the Blues in a pulsating Champions League tie, only to be eliminated on away goals. Overall City have won 62 of the 158 games played against Tottenham, with 35 draws and 61 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: City 2 Spurs 1