MU vs. Man City: Kick-off time, TV and Streaming, Match Prediction - Premier League preview
Coming into the game, United actually sits higher than City in the Premier League table currently on 19-points from their first 10-games. City, on the other hand, sit once place lower in seventh on 18-points after the same amount of matches.
The pressure is mounting on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of Saturday’s derby meeting with Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to reignite his side’s form after a recent crushing 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday night sent the Reds crashing out at the group stage.
On the other hand, United’s arch-rivals City has finally kicked their campaign off after a patchy start saw them suffer a shocking 5-2 defeat to Leicester City and later draw 1-1 to newly-promoted Leeds United.
Both sides will be desperate to get one up on their neighbors, however, it is United who boasts the better head-to-head record after winning three of their last four meetings, in all competitions.
How to watch Man United vs Man City
Start time: 12:30 pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com
TV channel: Saturday evening’s game will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via SkyGo and the Sky Sports app.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Head To Head History
Ahead of Sunday’s clash between Manchester City and Manchester United, we look at the previous matches between these two sides:
Tonight’s match is the 182nd meeting between Manchester United and Manchester City. United has won 75 games while City has managed 54 for themselves and the other 52 ended as draws.
Last meeting: United 2-0 City (March 8, 2020)
Man United vs Man City odds and betting tips
- Man United win: 7/2
- Draw: 10/3
- Man City win: 4/5
Manchester United have a few injury concerns as Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial were missing for the defeat at RB Leipzig in midweek. All eyes will be on Pogba to see if he starts after scoring in back-to-back games despite uncertainty over his future.
Manchester City is hoping to have star striker Sergio Aguero fully fit to start, while Guardiola was able to rest plenty of his stars for the Champions League game against Marseille in midweek.
Ole Solskjaer is hopeful of having Harry Maguire back in the lineup after the defender missed Thursday’s 3-0 win over Derby County. Otherwise, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, and Lee Grant are all sidelined for now.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are in contention to return after fitness tests. Alex Tuanzebe and Timothy Fonsu-Mensah have returned to playing for the U23s but might not make the lineup for this tie.
Bruno Fernandes is likely to continue in midfield ahead of Scott McTominay and Fred. As for City, Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt due to a back issue. Aymeric Laporte is set to miss out with a hamstring injury but Leroy Sane is ready to mark his return.
The German has missed over 9 months of action after suffering a knee injury. It is unclear whether the derby will be a bit too soon for him though. Otherwise, Pep Guardiola has no suspensions or injuries to worry about.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Form
Manchester United face Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. Both teams need the win for different reasons, with United looking to make a statement against their rivals.
Manchester United Form
United still has a strong chance of upstaging City once again. They are coming off a draw against Everton and a 3-0 victory over Derby County.
Manchester United Form: DWWDW
Manchester City Form
Man City is unbeaten in their last five games across all competitions, their last defeat being the 2-0 scoreline against Tottenham.
Manchester City Form: WWWWW
Manchester United vs Manchester City predicted lineups
|Manchester United||De Gea; Shaw, Jones, Lindelof, Young; Matic, Pogba, Herrera; Martial, Sanchez, Rashford|
|Manchester City||Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Dias, Mendy; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Torres, Jesus|
Predict the number of goals
According to an analysis of Manchester United's last 5/5 matches, Manchester United's last 5/8 matches at home have had 3 or more goals. Therefore, the match at Old Trafford Stadium is likely to be quite large with a minimum of 3 goals scored.
It wouldn’t be surprising if this is a draw, but Manchester City has improved drastically at the back in recent weeks. As long as they can put away the chances they create, Guardiola’s boys should ease to victory and close the gap on the title contenders. Man United 1-3 Man City, according to NBC Sports.
Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford
|Marcus Rashford is enjoying a fine season in front of goal for the Red Devils. The Wythenshawe born striker has netted 3-goals in the Premier League, 1-goal in the League Cup, and is the joint-top goalscorer in the Champions League with 6-goals. Rashford has scored 2-goals in his last four appearances against Man City and was on target in United's last Premier League game away at West Ham.|
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