Scott Sinclair is the only memeber of the first team squad unavailable for selection as Roberto Mancini prepares for this FA Cup final. Costel Pantilimon is likely to be picked in goal even though he admitted recently that he will look to leave in the summer, while the back four should see Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic and Gael Clichy return after they were all rested against West Brom.
Yaya Touré and Gareth Barry will form the central midfield partnership, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez offering attacking options. The only dilemma Mancini has is between James Milner and Samir Nasri, with the former a safer bet thanks to his greater work ethic and team spirit but the Frenchman, having shown a more incisive streak recently, is favourite to get the nod.
Here is the side Mancini could select:
Referee: Andre Marriner – The highly regarded official has been in charge for three City fixtures this season, those being the 2-2 home draw with Liverpool, the 3-1 away victory to Newcastle and the 2-0 win against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Prediction: MAN CITY 3 – 1 Wigan – It has the potential to be a very entertaining, open affair but with Wigan missing a number of key defenders, City should be able to pose a constant threat going forward. Goals to be scored by Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tévez, Yaya Touré and Arouna Koné.
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