Pair 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
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
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
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