Blues will qualify for the last 16 if they avoid defeat at the Etihad
Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 8.00pm, Tuesday 26th November 2019
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Slavko Vincic Assistants: T Klancnik, A Kovacic Fourth Official: R Obrenovic
Odds:City 1/6, Draw 7/1, Shakhtar 16/1. See more Champions League odds.
Tickets: Avaliable via tickets.mancity.com
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Carson, Grimshaw, Angelino, Cancelo, Garcia, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Jesus
Injured: Laporte, Sane, Zinchenko, Aguero
Form guide: WWDLW
Manager: Luis Castro
Squad (from): Shevchenko, Pyatov, Butko, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Matviyenko, Ismailly, Dodo, Stepanenko, Taison, Marcos Antonio, Dentinho, Tete, Konoplyanka, Solomon, Kovalenko, Alan Patrick, Totovytskyi, Bolbat, Junior Moraes, Boryachuk
Form guide: DWDWW
Sergio Aguero has been ruled out "for a few weeks" with the thigh injury sustained in Saturday's victory against Chelsea. Gabriel Jesus is likely to lead the line in Aguero's absence, and Guardiola was full of praise for the young Brazilian striker in Tuesday's press conference.
“It is tough for Jesus but he is so humble and accepts the situation,” Guardiola said.
“It is not news when a player is not happy when he doesn’t play. I understand that, but what is important is training. Gabriel never fails in one training session.
“He’s a guy who says he wants to improve. He listens a lot, feels bad if he doesn't play or score but I admire him. Gabriel is excellent, he plays good in games and sessions.”
City's last home game against Shakhtar ended in a 6-0 victory, with Gabriel Jesus netting a hatrick, and David Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling also netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 4 of the 5 games played against Shakhtar, with one draw.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Angelino, Gundogan, Foden, De Bruyne, Mahrez, B Silva, Jesus
Score prediction: City 3 Shakhtar 0