Manchester United vs Manchester City prediction comes before the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. This game will be played on Tuesday, January 7, at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England. In this match preview, you will find the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two city rivals.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Carabao Cup might not be the most prestigious competition in England, but you can bet that each of these two teams would love to get ahold of the trophy. The other semi-final is a clash between Leicester and Aston Villa, who knocked out Liverpool out of the competition. With the Reds out of the picture, the prospect of the trophy seems much better for Man City, who are the biggest favorites of the four.
Of course, this doesn’t mean their city rivals will give up without a fight. The Red Devils have already won against City this season in the Premier League. The match was played at the Etihad, but the last time these two met at the Old Trafford, Man City were the winning team.
For both of these sides, the Premier League is a priority, but the league fixtures return on weekend, meaning that they will have plenty of time to recover. The Premier League wasn’t played over this weekend, which means that both teams had plenty of time to prepare for the cup game.
Manchester United are coming into this game after losing to Arsenal on the first day of the year. Manchester City, on the other hand, started the year with a win over Everton. Their form seems to be improving, although there are still some worries about their defending. They seem to allow just too many goals.
The reason why that is the case is that they don’t have enough center-backs, especially when their best defender Laporte is injured. Manchester City are expected to shop around during the January transfer period, but even if they sign a center-back, he probably won’t feature in this game.
The question is whether Manchester United have the attacking power to score a goal or two against Man City. With Paul Pogba still apparently unfit to play, the Red Devils are likely to struggle with possession. They probably aren’t going to be the time with the ball in their possession for the most of the game. And that means that they are not going to have too many attempts on Man City goal.
Still, the Red Devils definitely look capable of scoring on Tuesday evening, although probably not as many goals as their rivals.
Our Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction: Manchester City
Manchester United vs Manchester City Correct Score Prediction: 2:3
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The Red Devils are looking to improve their position in the Premier League, which is their priority. Of course, winning a trophy would definitely make them look good in their fans’ eyes. Still, their players just don’t seem capable of knocking out Manchester City. At least not at this point.
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The Premier League title is gone to Liverpool most likely, so City need to focus on other trophies. They want to win the Champions League, but they wouldn’t mind getting the Carabao Cup trophy as well.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Manchester United predicted lineup: de Gea – Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw – Fred, Matic, Lingard – James, Rashford, Martial
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Garcia, Stones, Fernandinho, Walker, Mendy – Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden – Sterling, Jesus
Other Manchester United vs Manchester City betting tips:
Over 2.5 goals @1.74