Bony and Toure only absentees for Blues
Manchester City vs Hull City
Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 7th February 2015
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: S Long, A Holmes Fourth Official: R Madley
Odds: Manchester City 1/5, Draw 7/1, Hull City 18/1
Tickets: Available via mcfc.co.uk
TV: Match of the Day (highlights)
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lampard, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko, Jovetic.
Unavailable: Bony, Toure
Form guide: DLDWDW
Manager: Steve Bruce
Squad (from): Harper, Jakupovic, McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Dawson, Dudgeon, Figueroa , Lenihan, Maguire, McShane, Robertson, Townsend, Brady, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Quinn, Ramirez, Aluko, Hernandez, Jelavic, N'Doye, Sagbo.
Injured: Chester, Rosenior, Diame, Snodgrass
Form guide: LLLWLW
Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony are absent again due to the Ivory Coast's ongoing participation in the African Cup of Nations. Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed, however, that they are the only two absentees as the squad have been given a rare clean bill of health.
“We have no injuries, we have a full squad for tomorrow”, said Pellegrini at today's press conferece.
“Mangala and Nasri are fine and will be in the squad.
“Samir is a very important player for our team but we have also won games without him.
“Samir will be important for the team but we cannot just think that because he can play we will win.”
City's last home game against Hull ended in a 2-0 win, with Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure scoring for City. Overall City have won 13 of the 26 games played against Hull, with 7 draws and 6 defeats.
Read the views of Hull fans from the Hull City Independent forum here.
Prediction: Manchester City 3 Hull City 0