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CL Match Preview : Manchester City vs Monaco

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Manchester City will look to bounce back from their 0-0 draw with Huddersfield in the FA Cup last time out. On home turf, however, City have impressed and are unbeaten in their last six, winning four.

Free scoring Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw with Bastia on Friday evening, yet maintained their three-point lead at the summit of Ligue 1 as PSG dropped points. Away from home, they are unbeaten in seven, winning five, including a 1-1 draw with domestic rivals PSG.

This promises to be one of the ties of the round, with a high scoring affair a possibility.

Team News

Manchester City – Vincent Kompany and Gabriel Jesus are both sidelined for Pep Guardiola’s side, while Gael Clichy will face a late fitness test with the left-back suffering with a back problem. NaijaBet.com

Yaya Toure has been recalled to City’s Champions League squad and is expected to start alongside Fernandinho, with one of Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sane set to start from the bench.

Sergio Aguero is likely to lead the attack here, while Willy Caballero could keep his place between the sticks.

Monaco – Leonardo Jardim is without the suspended Jemerson for the trip to Manchester, with the doubtful Andrea Raggi in line to partner Kamil Glik in defence.

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Guido Carrillo are also doubts, though the former should start.

Boschilia is ruled out due to a knee issue.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Monaco’s last 3 games in UEFA Champions League.

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As at this post Manchester City has 1.61 odd to win the match on Naija and Bet while Monaco’s has 5.66 has odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.37.

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FA Cup Match Preview : Sutton United vs Arsenal

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Sutton have lost both matches since booking their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup but they have only lost one of their last 14 matches at home soil in all competitions.

Arsenal have endured an awful few weeks and defeat here would really ramp up the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger. He is expected to field a strong side here in order to avoid further embarassment.

Sutton have a real chance to create history here and should try and get at Arsenal as early as possible. The Gunners have lost three of their last four in all competitions but should manage to overcome some hairy moments to come through this tie. Naija and Bet

Team News

Sutton United – Sutton have four former Arsenal players on their books and each of them will be looking to make a statement on Monday night. Craig Eastmond is free to play against his former club after completing his three-game ban in midweek.

Arsenal – Arsene Wenger is expected to field a fairly strong side here in a bid to avoid further embarassment following a week to forget for the Arsenal manager.

Laurent Koscielny is not expected to feature after coming off injured in their 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Danny Welbeck played for the U23s on Sunday and won;t be involved here as Arsene Wenger manages his return from long-term injury very carefully.

Injury ruled Lucas Perez out of the Bayern game and he should feature here if he can recover in time.

Match Facts

Arsenal are undefeated in 18 of their last 19 FA Cup matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Arsenal’s last 8 games in FA Cup.

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Sutton United have won 5 of their last 6 matches (FA Cup).

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As at this post Sutton United has 24.89 odd to win the match on Naija and Bet while Arsenal has 1.07 has odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 10.53.

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