Manchester City vs Dynamo Kiev preview

By Ric Turner, Tue 15 March 2016 11:46


Manchester City vs Dynamo Kiev previewToure returns to squad as City aim to reach last eight for the first time

Manchester City vs Dynamo Kiev

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: 7.45pm, Tuesday 15th March 2016

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU) Assistants: O ?ovre, S Gheorghe Fourth Official: R Ghinguleac

Odds: City 12/25, Dra 37/10, Kiev 6/1 - courtesy of 888sport betting.

Tickets: Available via mcfc.co.uk

TV: BT Sport

Manchester City

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, Zabaleta, Barker, Fernandinho, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho

Injured: Nasri, Delph, De Bruyne

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWLDWL

Dynamo Kiev

Manager: Serhiy Rebrov

Squad (from): Shovkovskiy, Bushchan, Danilo Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Vida, Makarenko, Veloso, Sydorchuk, Garmash, Gusev, Kranjcar, Buyalskiy, González, Yarmolenko, Kravets, Teodorczyk

Injured: Rybka, Morozyuk, Moraes, Petrovic, Burda, Myakushko, Rybalka

Doubtful: Silva

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWDLWW

Yaya Toure has recovered from the injury that saw him miss the 0-0 draw with Norwich on Saturday, and is expected to start this evening. Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri remain on the sidelines, although manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to have a full squad available again soon.

Pellegrini said: “Yaya is fit to play tomorrow. He has no problems. Nasri, Delph and De Bruyne, I expect they can play a friendly game during the international break.

“We talked yesterday and today about what we must do tomorrow. We’re not going to play with the score we got in Kyiv, we’re just going to say it’s 0-0 and try to win the game tomorrow. That’s how we approach it.

“The most important thing is to know we have not qualified already. We play against a big team who know how to play this type of game. That’s the first target, then we see who we’d play in the next round. With the trust and confidence, we continue.

“When you achieve a good achievement that you couldn’t do before, it gives more experience and confidence. It was important to win the group and I’m sure this group wants to keep making new achievements."

City's last home game against Kiev ended in a 1-0 win, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring the only goal. Overall City have won 2 and lost 1 of the 3 games played against Kiev.

Prediction: City 2 Dynamo Kiev 1

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