Pep Guardiola’s facet are prone to take the tie towards the Championship leaders and former captain Vincent Kompany critically, though adjustments are anticipated.
Recent from signing his new contract, Julian Alvarez might are available to offer Erling Haaland a relaxation, whereas Kalvin Phillips and Phil Foden are in rivalry to start out.
Rico Lewis is an possibility at right-back, with Kyle Walker probably dropping out. Sergio Gomez may function on the alternative flank, although a powerful midfield is predicted.
Stefan Ortega will nearly actually resume his position because the membership’s beginning goalkeeper on this competitors.
Elsewhere, there aren’t regarded as many contemporary harm considerations for Metropolis heading into the worldwide break.
Predicted Manchester Metropolis XI (4-3-3): Ortega; Lewis, Stones, Laporte, Gomez; Phillips, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden
Date and time: Saturday 18 March at 4.30pm GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium