Manchester City vs Luton Town Preview: Team News, Possible Line Ups, Kick-Off Time, Prediction

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Manchester City return to Premier League action when they host Luton Town at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, April 13, at 3:00 WAT.

The defending champions claimed an emphatic 6-2 away victory over Luton in the FA Cup just under two months ago, with Erling Haaland scoring five goals at Kenilworth Road.

Luton Town’s 10-game winless streak in the Premier League, including seven defeats and three draws, came to an end on Saturday, April 6, when they secured a 2-1 comeback victory against Bournemouth.

After a dramatic 3-3 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, April 9, Man City must turn their attention back to the Premier League against Luton on Saturday.

With both Liverpool and Arsenal playing on Sunday, the current champions have the chance to put the pressure on in the title race and can go top of the League table with victory.

Despite Luton’s lengthy injury list, they can be required to put up a fight as they continue their battle against relegation.

Manchester City vs Luton Town; Team news

Man City

Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake are still out for the Citizens, although goalkeeper Ederson is reportedly close to a return.

Pep Guardiola is expected to make a few changes against Luton as they are getting ready for a return leg in the UEFA Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

Luton Town are in the midst of an injury crisis, with defenders Gabriel Osho, Amari’i Bell, Issa Kabore, Mads Andersen, and Dan Potts all remaining on the sideline.

Added to Luton’s injury list are Marvelous Nakamba, Elijah Adebayo, Chiedozie Ogbene, and Jacob Brown.

Manchester City vs Luton Town possible starting lineup:

Man City:

Ortega; Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Lewis, Kovacic; Doku, De Bruyne, Nunes, Grealish; Haaland

Luton Town:

Kaminski; Hashioka, Mengi, Burke; Onyedinma, Barkley, Clark, Doughty; Townsend, Chong; Morris

Manchester City vs Luton Town; Kickoff time & venue

The match between the defending champions and the relegation-threatened Luton Town is scheduled to be played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, April 13, at 3:00 WAT

Prediction

Man City and Luton have met twice already this season, the first was a closely fought battle won by Man City in the Premier League, and the second time was in the fifth round of the FA Cup where the Cityzens thrashed Luton 6-2.

And their meeting on Saturday afternoon looks more likely to emulate the cup thrashing as City look to take control in the Premier League title race.

Guardiola’s side have work to do, but a win would put them top at least until Sunday and it is hard to see them forfeit their chance.

Therefore, we predict that Manchester City will bag all three points in a 3-1 scoreline.

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