Manchester City vs Sheffield United preview: Blues without injured trio once again

By Ric Turner, Fri 29 January 2021 14:58

Manchester City vs Sheffield United preview: Blues without injured trio once againSergio Aguero, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne all absent for Blades' visit

Manchester City vs Sheffield United

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00 pm, Saturday 30th January 2021

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: David Coote Assistants: L Betts, N Hopton Fourth Official: J Moss VAR: M Atkinson

Odds: City 1/8, Draw 8/1, Sheff Utd 20/1

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Doyle, Bernabe, Sterling, Jesus, Torres, Mahrez, Delap

Injured: Ake, De Bruyne, Aguero

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

Sheffield United

Manager: Chris Wilder

Squad (from): Ramsdale, Eastwood, Foderingham, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Lowe, Jagielka, Robinson, Bogle, Ampadu, Bryan, Gordon, Fleck, Lundstram, Burke, Norwood, Rodwell, Ndiaye, Brunt, McBurnie, Sharp, Mousset, McGoldrick, Brewster

Injured: Berge, Robinson, O'Connell, Osborn, Stevens

Doubtful: McBurnie

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWLWW

City will once again be without Sergio Aguero, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne for the visit of Sheffield United. Aguero is yet to resume training after testing positive for Covid-19, and has missed City's last six games.

“Sergio is not here yet,” said Pep Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.

“When he tests negative, he will come back. We still don't have the results back.”

“[Ake is] not yet available. We have the same guys like we had in the last games.”

City won their last home game against Sheffield United 2-0, with goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Overall City have won 52 of the 124 games played against the Blades, with 34 draws and 38 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: City 2 Sheff Utd 0