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Which team selection is likely to snatch three points for Mancini's side?

After an inconsistent start to the Premier League season, Manchester City will be hoping to grab three points from Wigan Athletic this weekend.

While City are flying through the Europa League after a comfortable 2-0 win at Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday, Roberto Mancini’s men have not kicked off their Premier League campaign in the same vein.

They cruised to a formidable 3-0 victory against Liverpool but are yet to win away from home and only managed to secure a 1-1 draw against Blackburn in their last fixture.

The Citizens lost away at Sunderland a few weeks ago and their visit to the DW Stadium this weekend will not be easy as they have failed to win there in their last five visits.

City boss Mancini may be forced to rotate his squad due to his team’s midweek efforts however, David Silva and Jo may be in contention to appear on Sunday as they scored the two goals in the Europa League fixture.

Italian striker Carlos Tevez is likely to start while Emmanuel Adebayor faces a fitness test. Jerome Boateng, Mario Balotelli, Alexander Kolarov and Joelon Lescott are all sidelined with injuries.



Here is the available squad:

Goalkeepers:  Joe Hart, Shay Given.

Defenders:  Micah Richards, Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Wayne Bridge, Dedryck Boyata.

Midfielders:  James Milner, Gareth Barry, Patrick Vieira, Adam Johnson, David Silva, Abdisalam Ibrahim, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Greg Cunningham, Nigel De Jong, Yaya Toure.

Forwards:  Carlos Tevez, Jo, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz.

Goal.com UK’s prediction: Hart; Richards, Kolo Toure, Kompany, Bridge; Milner, De Jong, Vieira, Johnson; Silva, Tevez.


4-4-2

GOALKEEPER


Joe Hart

       RIGHT-BACK
      CENTRE BACK
      CENTRE BACK
        LEFT-BACK


Micah Richards


Kolo Toure


Vincent Kompany


Wayne Bridge


RIGHT-MID
CENTRE MID
CENTRE MID
LEFT-MID



James Milner



Gareth Barry



Nigel de Jong



Adam Johnson


SUPPORT STRIKER

David Silva



CENTRE FORWARD


Carlos Tevez



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