Man City vs Nottingham Forest: Match Preview, Team News, Possible Starting XI

Man City vs Nottingham Forest: Match Preview, Team News, Possible Starting XI

  • Manchester City are scheduled to host Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium in their fifth match of the new season
  • City will be looking to extend their unbeaten run during the meeting, with the English champions yet to suffer defeat this term
  • Pep Guardiola's charges have subsequently picked 10 points from a possible 12 and sit second on the log behind leaders Arsenal

Manchester City are scheduled to host newly-promoted side Nottingham Forest in their fifth Premier League fixture of the new season.

City have been in scintillating shape this term as they push to retain the crown at the end of the season.

Man City, Nottingham Forest, Pep Guardiola, Erling Haaland, Premier League, Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City players in action during a training session at Manchester City Football Academy. Photo by Matt McNulty.
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Pep Guardiola's charges are yet to suffer defeat in their last four outings, picking 10 points from a possible 12 in the process.

The reigning English champions will therefore be seeking to record back-to-back wins when they host Nottingham Forest at the Etihad Stadium.

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Meanwhile, Nottingham have faired averagely since their promotion to the top-flight, picking four points from their last four outings.

Team News

Man City will go into the clash without the services of a number of key players, including Aymeric Laporte, who is nursing a knee injury.

The trio of Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips and Luke Mbete-Tabu remain doubts, while Nathan Ake is expected to recover from a groin issue in time for this match.

Ilkay Gundogan is in line to start, with Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez joining the in-form Erling Haaland in attack.

In the Forest camp, Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards remain unavailable for selection through injury.

Possible starting XI

Man City:

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez

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Nottingham Forest:

Dean Henderson; Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Williams, Yates, Freuler, Toffolo; Johnson, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White

Source: SportsBrief.com