12/12/2020 Daily Predictions: English Premier League 2020-21, Manchester United vs. Manchester City

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Man United vs. Manchester City Match preview

Manchester United are targeting to bounce back from 3-2 defeat in Tuesday’s Champions League when they welcome Manchester City at Old Trafford this weekend in the English Premier League. 

The Red Devils were knocked out in the group stages of the European Cup on defeat to RB Leipzig in Germany, meaning that Solskjaer’s side will join Arsenal and Tottenham in the Europa League.

The Red Devils have won their last four in the league, though, and sit sixth in the table, just five points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.

Man United thrashed West Ham United 3-1 in this tournament before a 3-2 disappointment to RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

The Citizens won 2-0 over Fulham before progressing to Champions League duty where they thrashed Marseille 3-0 at Etihad Stadium.

Match Facts

  • Manchester United has won five times and lost thrice in their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • The Red Devils have registered just one clean-sheet in the last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Manchester City registered six clean-sheets in the last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Chelsea has featured in ten Premier League matches, won five times, drawn thrice, and lost twice.
  • Manchester United has registered three home win matches in the last five games of all competitions.
  • Pep Guardiola’s men have won three out of five away matches in all competitions this season.

United vs. Manchester City Head to Head

The last time Man City won against the Red Devil was January 2020 a match that ended 3-1 away at Old Trafford in EFL Cup. In the most recent match staged at Old Trafford, Solskjaer’s men pciked a 2-0 victory thanks to  Anthony Martial and Scott Mc Tominay’s goals. 

Manchester United Team News 

Manchester United will miss the services of Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, the only injury concerns, they have heading into this Derby.

Luke Shaw played relatively one hour on his return from injury in Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig before coming off.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to keep his spot in the side despite a poor display in midweek. He has previously performed brilliantly up against Raheem Sterling.

Paul Pogba is unlikely to start here following comments made about his future by his agent at the start of the week despite his superb performance against Leipzig which almost dragged United to a point.

Rashford left and Greenwood upfront will require Juan Mata who comes in on the right of midfield, United tend to retain possession better with him in the side.

Manchester City Team News

Sergio Aguero is unlikely to feature against Manchester United for his fitness doubt according to his boss Pep Guardiola despite netting a goal on his return from injury on Wednesday night.

Raheem Sterling has failed to score against United for quite a reasonable period, but netted from the bench in midweek is likely to mark his spot.

Ilkay Gundogan will need to be checked before Saturday’s clash after he came off against Marseille as a precaution. Eric Garcia is less likely to make the squad

United vs. Manchester City Prediction

United exited the Champions League group stage with a 3-2 defeat away to RB Leipzig. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to not let happen and he desperately needs a result on Saturday.

Manchester City has been impressive heading into Saturday’s derby after keeping five clean sheets in a row. Defensively they look brilliant. The way United are starting matches, however, it would be a real surprise if they didn’t go one or two goals down early in the first half.

Our topbets pundit is predicting away win and Betway is backing the results with 1.75 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.785 Odds.

Goals – Over 2.5

These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounters; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded.

We expect more than two goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits 

Betway are backing the goals with 1.63 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.7.

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