Manchester City vs Crystal Palace preview: Guardiola has no new injury worries

By Ric Turner, Fri 17 January 2020 14:32

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace preview: Guardiola has no new injury worriesAymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane both back in training

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 18th January 2020

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Graham Scott Assistants: N Davies, D Eaton Fourth Official: J Simpson

Odds: City 1/9, Draw 10/1, Palace 25/1

Tickets: On sale via

TV: Match of the Day

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

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

Injured: Laporte, Sane

Doubtful: Aguero, Stones

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Squad (from): Hennessey, Henderson, Guaita, Tomkins, Cahill, Kelly, Woods, Riedewald, Kouyate, McArthur, Kirby. McCarthy, Ayew, Zaha, Benteke, Tosun, Wickham

Injured: Townsend, Schlupp, Ward, Dann, van Aanholt, Sakho, Meyer

Doubtful: Benteke

Suspended: Milivojevic

Form guide: DLDDW

Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane have both stepped up their recovery from injury, although neither will be involved against Crystal Palace. Manager Pep Guardiola reported in Friday's press conference that he has no other injury worries:

“Leroy is still not training with us but everything is going really well.

“Aymeric made another week with us training.

“Everyone else is more or less fit, yeah.”

Guardiola gave the squad two days off during the week, and hopes his players will be revitalised for the visit of Roy Hodgson's Palace side:

“We had one or two days off then we train and prepare for the game,” he said. “How to defend, how to attack them.”

City lost the last game against the Eagles at The Etihad, with Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne netting in a 3-2 defeat. Overall City have won 33 of the 62 games played against Palace, with 13 draws and 16 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, D Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero

Score prediction: City 4 Palace 0