Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion preview: Guardiola gives Stones and Jesus injury update

By Ric Turner, Fri 30 August 2019 15:39


Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion preview: Guardiola gives Stones and Jesus injury updatePair could be involved tomorrow but return at Norwich is more likely

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 31st August 2019

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: M Perry, S Bennett Fourth Official: R Jones

Odds: City 1/10, Draw 12/1, Brighton 35/1.

Tickets: On sale via tickets.mancity.com.

TV: Match of the Day

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Bravo, Carson, Angelino, Cancelo, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero

Injured: Sane, Mendy, Jesus

Doubtful: Stones

Suspended: None

Form guide: WDW

Brighton & Hove Albion

Manager: Graham Potter

Squad (from): Ryan, Steele, Button, Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Balogun, Montoya, Baluta, Bernardo, Burn, Stephens, Trossard, Gross, Mooy, March, Propper, Maupay, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Connolly

Injured: Schelotto, Izquierdo, Bissouma

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Andone

Form guide: WLD

John Stones and Gabriel Jesus are recovering well from thigh and hamstring injuries respectively, and could be involved tomorrow although a return after the international break is looking more likely.

“[They are] much better,” he said. “I don’t know if they are ready for tomorrow, but they are much better.

“If not tomorrow, they will be back for Norwich.”

City's beat Brighton 2-0 at The Etihad in the corresponding fixture last season, with Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 13 of the 22 games played against Brighton, with 5 draws and 4 defeats.

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Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, D Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: City 4 Brighton 0

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