MX23RW : Wednesday, July 28 18:35:44| >> :120:4816:4816:

How Manchester City could line up against Crystal Palace

How Man City could line up against Crystal Palace
© Reuters
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Manchester City could line up for their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola only has one confirmed absentee for his side's trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

With a win this weekend potentially being enough to wrap up the title, City will endeavour to secure all three points without John Stones, who serves the second of a three-game ban after his red card at Aston Villa.

Aymeric Laporte should therefore earn an immediate recall to the defence alongside Ruben Dias, although Nathan Ake is another left-footed option for Guardiola.

Joao Cancelo played just over 60 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain and should be raring to go here, while his replacement on the night - Oleksandr Zinchenko - may enjoy a run-out on the left-hand side.

Fernandinho is a candidate to start in midfield if Rodri is rested with the Champions League in mind, while Ilkay Gundogan brushed off any concerns of a serious injury after Idrissa Gueye's horror tackle and is expected to feature.

Bernardo Silva could also earn another start if no risks are taken over the recently-fit again Kevin De Bruyne, and a complete overhaul in attack could see Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all start.

Jesus is only one strike away from reaching 50 Premier League goals, while Sterling has not had it all his own way recently, but he has scored six goals and assisted one more in his last seven starts against Palace.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva; Torres, Jesus, Sterling

> Click here to see how Crystal Palace could line up for this clash

Video prediction

Watch the Sports Mole Football Shorts prediction for this game below:

ID:445280:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect4393:

How you voted: Crystal Palace vs Man City

Crystal Palace
Manchester City
Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Champions League on March 10, 2021
Read Next:
Combined XI: PSG vs. Man City
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States1011930
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia78520
Great BritainGreat Britain56516
Today's Olympic highlights header

Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!