Manchester United vs Manchester City. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
An epic derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will take place at the legendary Old Trafford on November 6 in the 11th tour of the English Premier League. The game kicks off at 18:00 IST.
The heated and principled Manchester derby will be watched by millions of spectators around the world and this time the favourite is more than obvious. Still, the Red Devils head coach is in a very difficult situation and must show great football to win and not be sacked.
In the EPL, MC have been unable to overcome MU for three games in a row, but this time, many are confident that Pep Guardiola’s side will break their disappointing streak.
Manchester United News & Current Form:
After ten games, United are fifth in the EPL standings with 17 points.
It has been a very difficult October for the Mancunians. The worst moment was a 0-5 home defeat to Liverpool – it is difficult to say how the club’s owners found the inner strength not to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjær after that.
In addition to that game, Man Utd have had their fair share of disappointing games. However, the Norwegian was kept in the team with some matches to recover and prove that he is capable to overcome this crisis.
That said, the team responded well to that humiliating fiasco – last week, MU with ease defeated Tottenham Hotspur.
It is interesting that the Tottenham management immediately said goodbye to Nuno Espirito Santo, who was replaced a few days later by top-class Antonio Conte. The Italian was seen as one of the main contenders to take over as Manchester United head coach in the event of Solskjær’s sacking.
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The Portuguese, meanwhile, claimed the club’s Player of the Month award once again.
Manchester Сity News & Current Form:
Manchester City lost the FA Super Cup in the opening game of the new season and then lost 0-1 to Tottenham in the opening tour. That start set the pattern for the whole tournament and today the Citizens occupy an unfamiliar third position, three points ahead of Man Utd. The gap from first place is five points.
In ten EPL fixtures, Pep Guardiola’s men produced six victories and two draws. There were also some modest offensive performances, with an average of two goals scored.
Things don’t seem to be going well for the Citizens at the moment: in the previous matchday, Man City lost unexpectedly at home to Crystal Palace (0-2): men of Guardiola conceded the first goal shortly after the starting whistle, with Aymeric Laporte receiving a red card just before half-time.
A few days earlier, MC had been eliminated from the FA Cup in a dramatic defeat to West Ham.
Delap, Laporte, Mendy, Torres will not be available today.
Manchester United season form guide: D-L-W-L-W-D
Manchester City season form guide: W-W-W-L-L-W
Manchester United vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record:
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Manchester United vs Manchester City Predicted XI:
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire; Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Fred, Shaw; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Cavani
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish
Statistical preview of the match Manchester United vs Manchester City:
- MU have picked up only two victories in their previous six games at Old Trafford.
- Man City have now played six games this season without scoring a single goal. For Guardiola’s team, that is an abnormal number.
- Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches against Man City in all competitions.
- City are unbeaten in their last four EPL away games, winning three of them.
- Manchester United have conceded 13 goals in the last five games. They have only scored 10 in that time.
What has been said before the match:
Given what Liverpool did to MU at Old Trafford, the visitors’ status as clear favourites for the derby is no surprise.
And considering how often and how many mistakes the Red Devils make, it’s only a matter of time before the away side score. Solskjaer’s gang are unable to contain the onslaught of one of the strongest clubs in Europe at the moment, but they still have enough class to set up a goal.
The Norwegian specialist may leave a mixed impression of himself, but it is safe to say he knows how to beat his MC counterpart. Under Solskjaer, MJ scored 10 points from 12 in the Derby clashes with the Citizens last season and the season before. That’s an impressive statistic. Now Ole has a trump card up his sleeve and his name is Ronaldo.
Manchester City are not very consistent at the moment, but that can be put down to accidents (such as the strange red card in the last match). Therefore, we expect Guardiola’s side to win.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction:
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: Man City to win and both sides to score with a match total over 2.5