Manchester City vs Manchester United : Preview, Lineups, Betting odds and TV guide

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Manchester City vs Manchester United – this fixture has always provided the most exciting outcome and this time should not be an exception, especially since a win is going to be extremely rewarding for the Red half of neighbours who are vouching to get back to the top four spot.

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After a nervy start to the season which has put United currently eight in the league table, the Red Devils momentarily has managed to found the rhythm again as they have won four matches consecutive in the league. The red Half of Manchester, shocking everyone also came away with all the three points from Turin this midweek defeating giants Juventus, breaking their unbeaten streak in all competition this season. However, still getting all the three points even one point from Etihad still looks to be tough as Pep’s men as of now looks mightiest among any other in the league.

City are unbeaten in the league, topping the chart and have scored an astonishing 33 goals in 11 games, almost crumbling everyone this term. They have scored 24 goals only in their home stadium this season and at the moment facing them at their nest, certainly will be a big challenge for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Team News:

Manchester City are likely to line up the same squad they fielded during their last week’s 6-1 thumping victory over Southampton. Sergio Aguero is set to lead the line after sitting out in the midweek encounter against Shakhtar while  Mendy will replace youngster Zinchenko as the left back in the squad. Guardiola, however, will miss Kevin De Bruyne and second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from the squad who have long-term injury issues.

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United however as per Mourinho do not have any fresh injury concerns but recent reports have suggested that midfield ace Pogba has missed the training and has not travelled with the squad. But it could be a fuse of Mourinho. Mourinho is likely to keep the same squad that defeated Juventus however only notable change could occur in place of Herrera, who might be replaced by Marouane Fellaini.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted Line-up:

City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, B. Silva, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sane, Aguero, Sterling.

United (4-3-3): De Gea; Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Fellaini, Pogba; Martial, Sanchez, Lingard.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Head to Head:

City have won just two of the last eight meetings across all competitions which include three consecutive visits to the Etihad without defeat for United, and following last season’s memorable 3-2 comeback victory they could now win back-to-back league games at the stadium for only the second time.

Overall this will be the 177th Manchester derby, with City winning 51 of those compared to United’s 73.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Match Facts:

  • This will be the 22nd meeting between Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in all competitions. Guardiola has won nine and lost five (D7) of the previous 21. He’s only lost more matches against Jurgen Klopp (7) than Mourinho (5) during his managerial career.
  • Manchester City haven’t lost any of their last 53 Premier League games against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 0-4 loss at Everton in January 2017.
  • Manchester City haven’t lost any of their last 53 Premier League games against sides starting the day outside the top four (W44 D9 L0), since a 0-4 loss at Everton in January 2017.
  • Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored seven goals in his first seven Premier League games against United but has failed to score in his last three against them since.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Odds:

Manchester City are sure favourites to win with odds of 2/5 (1.40)  whereas Manchester United are ranked  8/1 (9.00) bets while a draw is available at  4/1 (5.00)

Manchester City vs Manchester United TV guide:

The derby will kick off at 22.00 PM IST on Sunday. 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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