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FA Cup: Luton Town vs Manchester City: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :February 25, 2024 at 6:37 PM
Modified at :February 25, 2024 at 6:37 PM
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Defending champions take on fellow Premier League side

In what promises to be an exhilarating FA Cup encounter, Manchester City are set to visit Luton Town in the fifth round of the competition. Amidst the backdrop of thrilling football action, let’s delve into the anticipated match, covering everything from predicted lineups to injury news and telecast details.

Manchester City, one of the Premier League giants, are gearing up to face Luton Town in an exciting FA Cup clash. As the fifth round commences on February 28, football enthusiasts can expect a riveting battle between the two teams at the Kenilworth Road Stadium.

Kick-Off

Wednesday, 28th February 2024 at 1:30 am IST

Location: Kenilworth Road Stadium

Forms

Luton (in all competitions)- W D L L L

Manchester City (in all competitions)- W W D W W

Players to watch out for

Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Foden’s exceptional form this season has been a driving force behind Manchester City’s success. With his creative abilities, dribbling skills, and eye for goal, Foden has consistently troubled opposition defences. He helped Manchester City win a tough match against Bournemouth with a score of 1-0. In another game, he scored three goals, called a hat-trick, against Brentford. This helped Manchester City get closer to Liverpool in the Premier League standings.

Carlton Morris (Luton Town)

Morris, with his impressive goal-scoring record, is a key player for Luton Town. Despite facing injury concerns, his presence on the field could prove vital for the home side. Even though he hasn’t always started the games, he has been involved in scoring or assisting goals seven times. Recently, he’s been starting games more often, taking over the main striker position from Andros Townsend. In total, Morris has scored more than 7 goals and provided 4 assists in 25 matches this season.

Injury and team news for Luton Town vs Manchester City

Tom Lockyer, Mads Juel Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba, and Daiki Hashioka are among the players either injured or suspended for Luton Town. Additionally, Alfie Doughty’s return remains doubtful following his recent injury against Liverpool.

Josko Gvardiol is sidelined due to ankle problems, posing a defensive concern for Manchester City.

Head-to-Head 

Total Matches: 1

Manchester City: 1

Luton Town: 0

Predicted line-up for Luton Town vs Manchester City

Luton Town (4-3-3)

Tahith Chong, Cauley Woodrow, Carlton Morris, Issa Kabore, Chiedozie Ogbene, Ross Barkley, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Amari’i Bell, Gabriel Osho, Teden Mengi, Thomas Kaminski

Manchester City (3-2-4-1)

Erling Haaland, Mateo Kovacic, Bernardo Silva,  Phil Foden, Matheus Nunes, Rodri, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji, Ederson

Match Predictions for Luton Town vs Manchester City

The upcoming FA Cup match between Luton Town and Manchester City is expected to be a thrilling and unpredictable match. Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola’s team and talented players like Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, is the clear favourite with a strong track record and formidable squad. Manchester City have played 26 matches in the current season, winning 18 of them with 5 draws, showcasing their dominance in competitions. 

Additionally, Luton Town are facing injury concerns and seems to be in a less favourable form. However, Luton Town, fueled by home advantage and a spirit of determination, aims to challenge the odds.

Manchester City 2-1 Luton Town

Telecast 

India: Sony LIV

UK: Sky Sports

US: ESPN+

Nigeria – Supersport

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