Manchester City vs Manchester United – this fixture has always provided the most exciting fixtures and this time should not be an exception, especially since a win is going to be extremely rewarding for the Blue half of neighbours who can win the title by securing all three points.
The two sides of Manchester are now at the first and second spots in the league table, but with City being sixteen points above United and with only Seven matches to go, this match can be a matter of pride for both the teams and Jose Mourinho will surely be desperate to avoid the humiliation of effectively handing the title over to the rivals in the very game.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Recent form:
Manchester City are unbeaten at home for 27 matches and lost only once in the whole campaign however their fortunes turned adversarial in their last game, as they lost 3-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16.
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On the other hand, apart from their surprise exit from Champions league in the hands of Sevilla, United have not lost since 11th February and the Red Devils have won their last five Premier League matches, notably overthrowing Chelsea and Liverpool in recent weeks.
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Manchester City vs Manchester United Team News:
Pep Guardiola following the Liverpool match hinted that because of tiredness and keeping in mind of the second leg against Liverpool, he may rest some key players for Saturday’s Manchester derby. Although striker Sergio Aguero could push for a return after missing City’s last four matches with a knee injury whereas Raheem Sterling could start after only been played for 33 min against his former side. Apart from them, defender John Stones will be back available after missing City’s last Premier League 3-1 win over Everton due to a concussion and could start against Manchester United on Saturday. Another defender, left-back Fabian Delph could also return in defence for the home side.
Manchester United, on the other hand, will travel with full force at Etihad, Jose Mourinho has confirmed today. Sergio Romero is Manchester United’s only injury concern ahead of the derby and injury concerns like Phil Jones, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay and Marouane Fellaini all have reportedly trained and have been declared match fit.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted Line-up:
City (4-3-3): Ederson; Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Toure, De Bruyne, B. Silva; Sane, Aguero, Sterling.
United (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Matic, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku, Sanchez.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Facts-
- A win for Manchester City will see them be crowned English top-flight champions for the fifth time, and third time in the Premier League.
- If Pep triumphs, he will become the third manager to win the title in England and at least two of the other big five European leagues, after Carlo Ancelotti (3) and Jose Mourinho (2).
- Manchester United have lost eight of their last 13 Premier League games against Man City (W3 D2).
- City have done the double three times over Manchester United in the Premier League, only Liverpool have done so more often in the competition (4).
- The Red Devils have only won one of their last 10 away league games against fellow ‘big six’ sides (D3 L6), failing to score on eight occasions in that run. Man City are unbeaten in their last 27 home league games (W22 D5), winning the last 14 in a row.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Head to Head:
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last two visits to the Etihad (W1 D1), keeping a clean sheet each time. However, the last time these two met at Old Trafford, City clinched a 2-1 win over Mourinho’s men back in December. David Silva gave City the lead before Rashford quickly levelled, but Nicolas Otamendi goal in the second half gave them all three points. Both the sides have met 41 times in the Premier League, United won 20, lost 13 and drew eight against the arch-rivals.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Odds:
Manchester City are sure favourites to win with odds of 10/11 whereas Manchester United are ranked 3/1 bets while a draw is available at 11/4.
Manchester City vs Manchester United TV guide:
The derby will kick off at 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET on Saturday. It will be telecast live on Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBCSN (USA) and Star Sports Select HD1, Star Sports Select 1 (India). Send a message to our official Facebook page to get live streaming links.
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