Manchester City vs Juventus: Wilfried Bony set to lead the line in Sergio Aguero's injury absence as City face transfer target Paul Pogba

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

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It's a big game for…

Wilfried Bony: With Sergio Aguero out with a knee injury it falls to Bony to step up to the mark and deliver goals on the big stage.

The £28 million striker is yet to score this season and after teenager Kalechi Iheanacho scored the winner against Crystal Palace at the weekend the pressure is on.

Best stat...

Four: City have never beaten Juventus in Europe in four attempts.

The last time the sides met was in the Europa League in 2010 when they played two 1-1 draws. City were knocked out of the competition by Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16.

 

Remember when...

Jo actually scored a goal for City! One of his four goals for the club was scored against Juventus in 2010 in the Europa League.

Juventus player to watch…

Paul Pogba: The 22-year-old returns to the city that he left in 2012 in search of first team football in Turin. The French midfielder is now rated as one of the best in the world and has a £71 million price tag should anyone wish to try and lure him away from Italy.

Past three-meetings…

Juventus 1 (Gianetti) Manchester City 1 (Jo), Europa League, December 2010

Manchester City 1 (Johnson) Juventus 1 (Iaquinta), Europa League, September 2010

Juventus 2 (Scirea, Boninsegna) Manchester City 0, UEFA Cup, September 1976

Form guide…

Manchester City: WWWWWW

Juventus: DLWLLD

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 7.45pm

TV: Live on BT Sport Europe, highlights on ITV 10pm

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