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MAN CITY v West Ham – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

18 Apr

Vincent Kompany could well be sidelined for the rest of the season with the injury he suffered in last weekend’s Manchester derby, so Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala look set for a spell together at the heart of defence. Aleks Kolarov should play in Gael Clichy’s absence. David Silva is 8/1 to score the opening [...]

Manchester United v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

11 Apr

Pablo Zabaleta should return to the defence in place of Bacary Sagna after sitting out the defeat to Crystal Palace, whilst Vincent Kompany is expected to be risked even though he is battling a slightly hamstring injury. If the captain is forced out, then Eliaquim Mangala will step in to the side. James Milner is [...]

Crystal Palace v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

5 Apr

Pablo Zabaleta’s newfound parenthood, with son Asier born on Saturday, may keep him out of this encounter. If that were to be the case, then Bacary Sagna would step in to the side. Eliaquim Mangala is expected to feature alongside Vincent Kompany, with Gael Clichy edging out Aleks Kolarov on the left. There is definitely [...]

Barcelona v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

17 Mar

Pablo Zabaleta is expected to fight off competition from Bacary Sagna on the right of defence, but he’ll need to cut out the moments of rash indiscipline that have crept into his game recently. Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis are vying for a role at the back, though surely the latter’s form this season and [...]

Burnley v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

13 Mar

Manuel Pellegrini has stated that he has a fully-fit squad from which to choose for this clash with Burnley, although Wednesday’s encounter with Barcelona may well come into the manager’s thinking. Pablo Zabaleta is likely to start both games, whilst with Gael Clichy suspended in midweek, he should be nailed on to start on Saturday. [...]

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