Manchester United vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: 14 January 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The Manchester Derby takes place on Saturday at Old Trafford. With just two points separating them from league leaders Manchester City, the two teams will be looking to close the gap. Before the match between Spurs and the Emirates will take place, the other local rivals, Manchester United, will be facing off against their local rivals.
The results of the past eight meetings between Manchester City and Manchester United at Old Trafford have been favorable for the team. A victory for Pep Guardiola’s side would make them the first team to defeat United 19 times in the league since it began in 1992. Doing so would break the records of both Liverpool and Chelsea.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Head to head :
- Manchester United will be additionally motivated to get revenge for the painful 6-2 defeat they suffered in early-October at Etihad Stadium. It was a match in which Erling Haaland bagged a hat-trick of goals and delivered two assists on top.
- The Citizens will go into this on the back of four wins in the previous five Manchester derbies.
- We have seen as many as 14 goals in the last two H2H clashes between these bitter city rivals.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction :
Given the quantity of shrewd players on both sides, this might be a high-scoring contest. The excellent standards of Manchester City have slipped a bit over the past several games. But in such a frenetic match, there might be some high-flying goals.
The Red Devils, on the other side, are prospering under Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United has the ability to hurt Manchester City, even though the Dutchman will be cautious before the big game.
However, there might not be much separating the two sides in the end.
The dilta believes the match will end in a 2-2 tie.
Manchester United vs Manchester City Team News :
Diogo Dalot of Man United is “not available” for Saturday’s derby due to a hamstring issue, according to Ten Hag, and Donny van de Beek has been out for the remainder of the season with a major knee injury. Additionally injured is Axel Tuanzebe.
The Red Devils are able to welcome back Bruno Fernandes, who missed the win against Charlton due to suspension, and the playmaker is anticipated to join Casemiro and Christian Eriksen in midfield. Jadon Sancho is not expected to participate as he continues his personal training program.
Alejandro Garnacho, Harry Maguire, and Tyrell Malacia are all expected to move to the bench as Rashford, who has scored in each of United’s six games since the World Cup break, Raphael Varane, who was rested in midweek, and Luke Shaw are all likely to be recalled to the starting lineup.
Wout Weghorst, a striker for Burnley, was loaned to United on Friday night, but he won’t play on Saturday; Anthony Martial is therefore anticipated to start in attack as long as he passes a late fitness test.
Cole Palmer and Kalvin Phillips are expected to be dropped from the starting lineup, while Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, and Haaland are anticipated to return to the center of the front line.
With 21 goals, Haaland leads all scorers in the top five leagues in Europe.
Riyad Mahrez has scored nine goals while serving as a substitute for Guardiola, the most of any substitute in the Spaniard’s managerial career in the top flight.
However, the in-form Algerian could be recalled to the starting lineup on Saturday after being given a rest in midweek, with either Foden, Jack Grealish, or Julian Alvarez completing the front three.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish