Manchester City vs Hull City preview

By Ric Turner, Fri 06 February 2015 14:49


Manchester City vs Hull City previewBony 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)

Manchester City

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.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Unavailable: Bony, Toure

Form guide: DLDWDW

Hull City

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

Doubtful: Jelavic

Suspended: None

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

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