Man City vs Shakhtar: Team news & TV

first_imgManchester City Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 14:00 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City UEFA Champions League Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk Pep Guardiola’s men will return to Champions League action when the Ukrainian side visit the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night Manchester City will hope to take control of Group F by defeating Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.Both of these clubs got off to a good start in the Champions League group stage, with City thrashing Feyenoord away from home and Shakhtar beating Napoli.Jesus FGS 11/5 with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. With a doubleheader against the Italian side ahead, Pep Guardiola’s men can put themselves in a position of strength by winning again this week. Game Manchester City vs Shakhtar Donetsk Date Tuesday, September 26 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Ederson Manchester CityIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 3 and by stream via the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 3 BT Sport app In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on Fox Soccer Plus and by stream via Fox Sports Go. Fox will also stream the game live on Facebook . US TV channel Online stream Fox Soccer Plus Fox Sports Go / Facebook Live SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Man City players Goalkeepers Bravo, Ederson, Muric Defenders Walker, Danilo, Stones, Mangala, Mendy, Adarabioyo, Otamendi Midfielders Sterling, De Bruyne, Delph, Sane, B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Toure Forwards Aguero, Jesus Man City will be without Ilkay Gundogan and Vincent Kompany, who have not recovered from their respective knee and calf injuries in time to feature.Benjamin Mendy will undergo a late fitness test after being substituted in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace due to a knock to his knee. Danilo is likely to deputise at left-back if the Frenchman is not ready to play.Potential starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy; Fernandinho; B. Silva, De Bruyne, D. Silva; Aguero, Jesus. Position Shakhtar players Goalkeepers Shevchenko, Pyatov, Kudryk Defenders Butko, Khocholava, Ordets, Ismaily, Rakitskiy, Azevedo Midfielders Stepanenko, Taison, Fred, Dentinho, Bernard, Marlos, Patrick, Petriak, Kovalenko Forwards Ferreyra, Blanco Leschuk Shakhtar will be without Darijo Srna, who has tested positive for a banned substance and stated that he will not play while he attempts to clear his name.Maksym Malyshev will not play until next year due to a knee injury and Serhiy Kryvtsov is also sidelined.Potential starting XI: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Dentinho; Ferreyra.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Taison Shakhtar DonetskMan City are 2/11 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Shakhtar priced at 11/1 and the draw available at 6/1.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Raheem Sterling Leroy Sane Manchester CityManchester City are on fire.In the Premier League and Champions League, City have won their past four games by a combined score of 20-0, demolishing Liverpool and Feyenoord just as convincingly as they have Watford and Crystal Palace.There is trepidation in anointing Pep Guardiola’s men a real force to be reckoned with because they started last season similarly, winning their first 10 games in all competitions, before defensive deficiencies showed their face.But the margins of their victories this time around suggest that their status as the bookmakers’ favourites to win the Premier League and the English side most fancied to win the Champions League is well deserved.The frightening thing for their rivals is that if City can come through this week – they face Chelsea away at the weekend – unscathed, they will really be rolling.Eight of their 12 matches after the visit to Stamford Bridge will be played at the Etihad Stadium, giving them a chance to establish a potentially decisive lead in England and book a place among Europe’s elite 16 as early as the start of December.last_img

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