Man City Vs Cardiff Line Ups and Team News

Man City Vs Cardiff

Manchester City will be in action against Cardiff City this evening and will be looking to reclaim top spot from Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola's side currently trail league leaders Liverpool by two points, though they do have a game in hand on the Reds.

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Standing between City and the top of the table are relegation battlers Cardiff, who travel to the Etihad on the back of a controversial loss to Chelsea.

The defending Premier League champions will have to face the Welsh side without the services of their star striker Sergio Aguero.

The Argentina international was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the second half of City's 2-0 win over Fulham with a tight hamstring.

Jesus is expected to lead the line against Neil Warnock's side.

Leroy Sane is expected to be handed a starting berth following his omission from last weekend's match at Craven Cottage.

Danilo, John Stones and Fernandinho are also expected to return to the fold, coming in for Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi and Ilkay Gundogan respectively.

Apart from Aguero's absence, the Citizens have no new injury concerns for this evening's match.

Guardiola's troops are on course for an unprecedented quadruple.

Man City Vs Cardiff Pre Match Insights     

  • Man City are unbeaten in their last six home league meetings with Cardiff (W4 D2), winning their only such Premier League meeting 4-2 in January 2014.
  • Cardiff haven’t kept a league clean sheet against Man City in any of their last 13 meetings (34 goals conceded), since a 0-0 home draw in February 1962.
  • Manchester City have won 16 of their last 17 Premier League home games, losing only against Crystal Palace in that run (2-3 in December).
  • Man City are unbeaten in their last 35 Premier League home games against promoted sides (W31 D4), since a 0-2 loss vs Reading in February 2007.
  • Man City haven’t lost a midweek Premier League home game (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) since May 2010 against Tottenham, winning 22 and drawing five since.

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Man City Vs Cardiff Line Ups

Man City (4-3-3) Line Up

  1. Moraes
  2. Walker
  3. Stones
  4. Laporte
  5. Zinchenko
  6. Silva
  7. Fernandinho
  8. Bruyne
  9. Sterling
  10. Jesus
  11. Sane

Cardiff (4-2-3-1) Line Up

  1. Etheridge
  2. Peltier
  3. Manga
  4. Morrison
  5. Bennett
  6. Arter
  7. Gunnarsson
  8. Murphy
  9. Camarasa
  10. Hoilett
  11. Zohore

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