Man City vs Bolton: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score
Manchester City welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Here is team news, possible line-ups and our predicted score for the big game.
Manchester City welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday hoping to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.
City have the chance to open the gap over their second-placed rivals to five points, with United facing a tough trip to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
The Citizens are formidable at home this season having won all their Premier League games so far, so relegation threatened Bolton will have their work cut out to take anything from the game.
Roberto Mancini is in the luxurious position of having a fully-fit squad to choose from. Kolo Toure is the only minor doubt after the defender pulled out of Ivory Coasts mid week friendly with Guinea.
Carlos Tevez made his long-awaited comeback with 45 minutes for the reserves but wont be considered for first team action for at least two weeks.
It’s likely Mancini will make full use of his squad with a Europa League trip to Sporting Lisbon next Thursday to navigate.
According the the BBC, Owen Coyle is sweating on the fitness of Mark Davies who is struggling with a hamstring injury. There are further doubts over Marcos Alonso, Kevin Davies and Gretar Steinsson, who all have injury problems.
On-loan Derck Boyata is unable to play against his parent club.
With all due respect to Owen Coyle and Bolton, this should be a relatively comfortable afternoons work for City. As previously stated, City are untouchable at home, it’s almost time for online sportsbook’s to stop taking bets on them winning at the Etihad! However, if you fancy an upset, click here for bets. But we can’t see anything other than a home win. Man City 3-0 Bolton
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