Predicted Sunderland and Manchester City line-ups

Here is how we predict Sunderland and Manchester City will line up this week:

To be played on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 18:45. Venue: Stadium of Light,

Odds: Sunderland 5/1, Draw 10/3, Man City 1/2

Sunderland welcome Manchester City to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening for the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Sunderland could do with a distraction after failing to win any of their first six Premier League matches this season and subsequently slipping to the bottom of the table, while City will want to get back to winning ways after losing back-to-back matches against Juventus and West Ham United.

In early team news, Sunderland are without Adam Matthews due to an ankle injury while John O’Shea is a minor doubt because of illness.

City are definitely without Vincent Kompany, Gale Clichy, Pablo Zabaleta, Samir Nasri and Fabian Delph while David Silva and Eliaquim Mangala are both minor doubts.

City have the strength in depth to make wholesale changes and still win this match but after their recent setbacks expect Manuel Pellegrini to play a strong side against a Sunderland team eager to turn the corner.

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Wes Brown
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Billy Jones
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Duncan Watmore
  • Steven Fletcher

Man City predicted lineup

  • Willy Caballero
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Fernando
  • Jesús Navas
  • Patrick Roberts
  • Yaya Touré
  • Wilfried Bony
  • Kelechi Iheanacho

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