Premier League – Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction and Betting Tips. In the Round 26 in Premier League, in the big city derby, Manchester City host Manchester United at Old Trafford. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Manchester United.
Manchester City stand at the 4th position in Premier League with only one point more than their city rivals Manchester United. For home side this game is very important because they want to keep the 4th place, or even try to reach the 3rd position, in order to play in the Champions League next season. In the last game they had been eliminated against Arsenal in the Semi-finals of FA Cup, so they are little bit tired because of extra-time, but for the clash against city rivals they have to be ready. Their top scorer Sergio Aguero picked up an injury in the last game, by according to the latest news, he should be ready and probably will be in the first eleven. Pep Guardiola could be even satisfied with one point. In that case, home team will keep the current position, but with three points they will make one big step forward to play in the elite European competition next season.
Manchester United stand at the 5th position and their primary goal is to reach the place which leads in the UEFA Champions League next season. They can do that if they finish the season in the Top 4 of Premier League or if they manage to win the trophy in Europa League. It seems that for visitors is the priority to win that European competition, but it doesn’t mean that they are not interested for the match against Manchester City. It’s a big Manchester derby and they want to make good result against city rivals. There are some rumors that their manager Jose Mourinho want to bring Antoine Griezmann and Andrea Belotti in £170m double deal in the next transfer window. In that case, they have to qualify in the Champions League if they want to Griezmann join the club. Their top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is injured and for him this season is over, but except him visitors have more problems with injuries, so it will be hard for them to make positive result.
Home side miss Gundogan, while Aguero, Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Sagna and Stones are all doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Ibrahimovic, Mata, Pogba, Jones, Rojo and Smalling.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Manchester City: Bravo; Navas, Kompany, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane; Aguero.
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Herrera, Carrick, Fellaini; Mkhitaryan, Lingard; Rashford.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction
In the matches like these it’s hard to predict the final winner, but it seems that home side is in the better position than visitors. I expect interesting match between Manchester City vs Manchester United and believe that City will find the way to take all three points.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Betting Tip: 1 @ 1.85 (Bet365)