Manchester City vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 2 October 2022
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Manchester Derby will be given new life as Manchester City prepares to face a revitalized Manchester United. This game may end up being the highlight of a weekend that also included the North London Derby.
Recently, Manchester City has controlled the match, but Erik ten Hag’s remarkable turnaround at Manchester United has added some excitement. The Red Devils overcame their first setbacks with four straight victories, including two standout performances against Liverpool and Arsenal. So the visitors should finally threaten the home team’s recent dominance in the derby.
Before this vital match, Manchester City beat Wolves 3-0 to show off their strength, and Erling Haaland’s spectacular play will make them the favorites. The Norwegian striker is far ahead in the battle for the Golden Boot with 11 goals already. Haaland will thus be difficult for the Manchester United defense to handle since he will be determined to increase his already impressive total.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter ended in a 4-1 win for the Citizens.
- They won three of the past four clashes.
- It’s been five years since the hosts kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- Four of the former six meetings at this ground had three or more goals.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction
It would take a lot for Erik ten Hag’s team to throw Manchester City off course, despite their recent performances. Manchester United has a lot of space for development, and the home team is the favorite in this matchup. The Hard Tackle forecasts a competitive match, with Manchester City emerging victorious by a score of 2-1.
Manchester City vs Manchester United Team News :
On Sunday, when Manchester United travels to the Etihad to face longtime rivals Manchester City in the Premier League, Erik ten Hag will preside over his first Manchester derby.
The champions defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 two weeks ago, while the Red Devils haven’t played at home since defeating Arsenal 3-1 on September 4. Here, Sports Mole compiles the latest team news for both clubs.
Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) and John Stones are out (hamstring)
Uncertainty: Aymeric Laporte (knee)
Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland, and Grealish make up Sports Mole’s expected starting lineup.
Mason Greenwood (club ban) and Harry Maguire are out for Manchester United (hamstring)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Donny van de Beek, Martin Dubravka, Marcus Rashford (muscle), Anthony Martial (Achilles), and Martin Dubravka are all questionable (unspecified)
De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, Eriksen, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, and Rashford
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford