SUPER SUNDAY! Manchester Derby is here with us, Manchester City will be hosting Manchester United at the Etihad in a Premier League encounter.
City’s lead at the top of the table was cut by Liverpool as they lost to Tottenham while United’s dream of securing a top-four spot as they were held to a goalless draw by Watford last weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s men registered a 2-0 victory over United at Old Trafford in the first leg of the current campaign. Well, who will get the bragging rights this Sunday?
Victorspredict takes a look at team news, stats and the probable line-ups for the two sides;
- Manchester United have won their last three away matches against their noisy neighbors in all competitions.
- The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches.
- Manchester City have won 15 of their last 17 Premier League matches.
- United have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches against Man City in all competitions.
Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake picked up knocks during City’s win over Peterborough in the midweek. This is what Guardiola said, “Nathan finished badly in the action when he got the yellow card and Ruben was not feeling good in his leg.”
“That’s why, for caution and to be alert, we made the substitutions. It was not planned but Aymeric [Laporte] and John [Stones] were excellent [in the] second half. I would say it was a medical decision.”
Meanwhile, United are likely to welcome back Scott McTominay who resumed training after recovering from illness.
Edinson Cavani remains unavailable as he is still sidelined with a groin injury.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Silva, Sterling.
Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.