Manchester City is third in England with 32 points collected in 17 matches, goal difference 33-19. In the last round, he lost away, with Arsenal 1-2. Although they dominated the first part of the meeting, “citizens” have been really dangerous scoring the first phase of the “gunners” success that came after a great failure of de Bruyne. From there, the match showed otherwise and City was removed to six points leader Leicester. Absent lately, captain Kompany looks ready for a comeback necessary defensive Pellegrini’s band. In the last seven home disputes, City scored, whatever name opponent. Aguero forced Arsenal, will most probably he holder, even if it is not 100% recovered. Nasri is the only absence in camp trusted hosts band that might be a little disturbed by rumors in recent days. Guardiola announced he will not continue to Bayern in the summer, and the newspapers write that sheiks from Manchester attracts a salary of 25 million euros per season to a push in the City.
Sunderland ranks 19th in the Premier League with just 12 points accumulated in 17 rounds, goal difference 18-33. In the last round, lost to Chelsea, score 1-3. ‘Black Cats’ is the third consecutive defeat, have the worst defense and the chances to save par minunscule this season, despite a very competitive lot. Kaboul, one of the most experienced players in the side, was injured and will miss approximately six weeks, which means Allardyce will change the system from 5-3-2 to a 4-2-3-1. Defoe, the author of six goals in 10 Boxing Day present will begin to face. Lens, ruled in the squad will make its return, saying the Dutchman coach guests must demonstrate that he is a huge talent.
Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling; Aguero
Pantillimon; Jones, Coates, O’Shea, Van Aanholt; Toivonen, Rodwell, M’Vila; Johnson, Borini; Defoe