Duo could be in line for recall at Carrow Road
Norwich City vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 14th September 2019
Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich
Referee: Kevin Friend Assistants: M Wilkes, S Massey-Ellis Fourth Official: P Banks
Odds: Norwich, 16/1, Draw 8/1, City 1/7
Tickets: Sold out.
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Daniel Farke
Squad (from): Krul, McGvern, Fahrmann, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Zimmermann, Lewis, Heise, Roberts, Vrancic, Leitner, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, McLean, Amadou, Tettey, Godfrey, Drmic, Pukki, Srbeny, Idah
Injured: Trybull, Klose, Hernandez
Doubtful: Hanley, Aarons, Zimmermann
Form guide: LLLW
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Bravo, Carson, Angelino, Cancelo, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Injured: Laporte, Sane
Form guide: WWDW
Gabriel Jesus and John Stones have both recovered from their respective injuries, and could be recalled to the starting XI at Carrow Road. Ilkay Gundogan has also recovered from a stomach problem, whilst Benjmain Mendy has trained without any problems for the last three weeks. Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are likely to be out until the new yea.
City have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, and are currently in second place in the table, two points behind leaders Liverpool. Manager Pep Guardiola has said, however, that it is too early to make any predictions in the title race.
“I’m not a pundit. Every week they make predictions about what will happen but now we start the real competition,” Guardiola said.
“(On) Saturday away at (Norwich) then we travel to Ukraine on Monday, two days before we play Wednesday. Next Saturday (we have Watford) in the Premier League, then we go to Preston in the Carabao Cup.
“So in the next five games, four away, many things can happen, injuries like Leroy and Aymeric. We will see, it’s too early to say what will happen.
“Chelsea, (Manchester) United, Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester, Everton are all doing well. Anything can happen.
“In February, March I could say yeah there’s two, three or four contenders but not now after just four games.”
City's last visit to Carrow Road ended in a drab 0-0 draw. Overall City have won 36 of the 68 games played against Norwich, with 23 draws and 9 defeats.
Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling will look to continue their impressive starts to the season, with the City forwards becoming one of the great sport combinations.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko, Rodri, D Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Score prediction: Norwich City 1 Manchester City 3