Premier League: Manchester United vs Manchester City preview

The most important match of the Premier League day takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday, when second-placed Manchester United take on leaders Manchester City in what could be one of the most exciting episodes of the century-old Manchester Derby. Manchester United have won 72 of the 174 derby meetings in all competitions and the Citizens recorded 50 wins. Last season Manchester City won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League, but lost 1-0 in the League Cup at the same venue.

Manchester United are on a four-game winning streak in all competitions and have also won their last four Premier League matches. Last weekend they recorded an important 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to remain eight points behind leaders Manchester City. In midweek they defeated CSKA Moscow 2-1 to finish top of the table in Champions League Group A. Paul Pogba will serve the first of his three-match ban on Sunday, while Michael Carrick and Eric Bailly are injured.

Manchester City suffered their first defeat of the season this week, 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. The match didn't have much importance for the Citizens, as they were already certain of finishing at the top of the table in Champions League Group F, so manager Pep Guardiola rested most of his first-team regulars. Benjamin Mendy and John Stones remain injured, while David Silva is a doubt but he will probably play even while not being 100% fit. Manchester City have won 14 of their 15 Premier League matches so far this season and scored a massive 46 goals.

Probable line-ups:

Man United: De Gea - Jones, Smalling, Rojo - Valencia, Matic, Herrera, Young - Lingard - Martial, Lukaku

Man City: Ederson - Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph - De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva - Sterling, Aguero, Sane

My prediction: 2-2 draw.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Man United win - 3.39
Draw - 3.50
Man City win - 2.25

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  • Bulgaria sharpe


    United had looked so poor in that one that is even tough to me to comment about it, they played couple of minutes decent football in first half and that was enough to score a goal, which just shows what's the potential of the team if their manager "let" them play instead of just try keeping tight in defence.

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