The prediction of Manchester United and Manchester City comes before the match of the 20th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on January 14th at Old Trafford, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Match Preview and Team News
Back in October, Manchester City walloped Manchester United at the Etihad in a one-sided embarrassment of a mismatch that was 6-1 until a couple of late consolation goals put a shine of respectability on the scoreline for the visitors. It propelled City eight points ahead of their rivals, and the gap between the clubs looked wider than ever. However, Dutch coach Erik ten Hag has performed something of a miracle since then, and his side is now being whispered of as potential unlikely title challengers. A win at Old Trafford would see United go just one point behind City and six points behind leaders Arsenal temporarily, anyway. Marcus Rashford is a man rejuvenated under ten Hag and has scored seven goals in each of his last six matches. Scott McTominay found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
While City has been oddly inconsistent this season and prone to throwing in the odd stinker – like in recent home games against Brentford and Everton – United has been the model of consistency recently. Their routine midweek Carabao Cup win against Charlton Athletic was their eighth in a row in all competitions, and ten Hag has got a real tune out of previously woefully underperforming players while the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has clearly helped too. City was stunned against Southampton in the Carabao Cup midweek, and manager Pep Guardiola probably regretted not starting big hitters Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne. He has hinted at some ‘ridiculous tactical plans’ which could be intriguing. Phil Foden shows his talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Jack Grealish is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed. With a completely healthy squad available for selection, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Manchester United: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, L Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Haaland, Foden.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Manchester United is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Manchester City should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. One thing is for sure – football fans should enjoy this game.
Manchester City to win @ 1.85
BTTS Yes @ 1.70
Correct score 1:2 @ 10.00