Football Predictions shows Sunday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Manchester United, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
Manchester City will seek to take another big step towards winning the Premier League title this season, by welcoming its bitter rivals Manchester United to Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Pep GuardiolaThe Manchester United team, which is on an incredible winning streak in 21 games in all competitions, leads the table, with a 14 point advantage over second-placed Man United, who is fighting a battle for the top four.
Man City continued their impressive form with a 4-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night, with Gabriel jesus network twice and Riyad Mahrez also signing up in the last stages of the contest.
Guardiola’s team has already won victory in each of the last 21 games in all competitions, including 15 in the Premier League, which has left them in a very comfortable position at the top of the division.
Mathematically, the title race is far from over, but Man City are 14 points clear of second-placed Man United and would take another big step towards the trophy with a victory in the Manchester Derby.
Citizens have not lost in the league since November 21, although they have won all games since consecutive draws in mid-December, which included a 0-0 at Old Trafford in the reverse game.
Man City is gearing up for the league title, while facing Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup final in late April, looking to secure yet another national trophy. The FA Cup, meanwhile, will face Everton in the quarter-finals on March 20, with an evolving Toffees also eyeing silver.
Guardiola’s side are also in a strong position to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, as they have a 2-0 lead over Borussia Monchengladbach before the second leg of the round of 16 on March 16.
Injuries have been a problem for several clubs this season, but Man City currently have a fully fit squad, meaning that Guardiola will have the luxury of making massive changes if he wishes and still selecting a team capable of defeating any team on the planet .
Citizens also have the best form at home in the league this season, scoring 35 points from 14 matches, while suffering just nine sufferings at Etihad Stadium, in England’s top flight, this season, with John Stones and Ruben Dias forming an impressive partnership in the midst of their defense.
Man United, meanwhile, will enter the competition this weekend after a disappointing goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night; the Red Devils managed to maintain the second position, but are only five points ahead of the fifth placed Everton, who has one game less in each of the first four.
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe team’s team drew each of the last three matches 0-0, while dividing the points in four of the last five in England’s top flight, which caused their title hopes to evaporate.
Like Man City, the 20-time English champions will be looking elsewhere as they prepare to face AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16 in the coming weeks, as well as facing Leicester City in the final quarter-finals of the England Cup on March 21.
The Red Devils simply cannot afford to let their league form float, as an important period will see them face Man City, West Ham United and Tottenham in three of the next four games.
Paul Pogbathe absence was felt in the last few weeks, while the goals started to dry up, with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood everyone struggling to find the bottom of the net.
Man United is the second top scorer in England’s first division this season, with 53, although 15 of them came from Bruno fernandes, who also started to look tired after a lot of football in the last few weeks.
Solskjaer’s team may have dropped to third place by the time they enter the field for this game, as Leicester will try to win again outside Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday night.
Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Everton and West Ham are also hoping for a victory for Man City in the derby, and there is certainly a possibility that Man United will be pulled out of the Champions League positions in the coming weeks. unable to find its shape again.
Unbeaten away from home in the Premier League since January 2020, Solskjaer’s team is a team that should be taken seriously on their travels, but they have drawn eight of their 14 away games this season, including a draw at Chelsea last weekend. week.
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Man City coach Guardiola revealed on Friday that he has a full roster for this dispute, with Nathan Ake overcome a muscle problem to be available for selection.
Wholesale changes are expected on the side that started against the Wolves, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko all lined up to get back to the starting XI.
Guardiola has decisions to make in the final third of the field, but it would not be a surprise to see Raheem Sterling operate through, with Foden and Bernardo silva in the broad areas, which means that Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Mahrez could be at the bank.
As for Man United, Solskjaer confirmed on Friday that David de Gea returned to Spain for the birth of her first child, which means that Dean Henderson it will keep its place between the sticks.
Phil Jones, Juan kills and Pogba are still unavailable due to injury, but Martial and Donny van de Beek could return to the team, having been absent against Palace.
Victor Lindelof must also return to the center of defense, as his back problem was protected against the Palace, while Daniel James it is likely to appear on the right for the Red Devils.
Greenwood may be the player to give up in the final third, with Edinson Cavani returning from injury at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, and the Uruguayan international should keep his spot here.
Possible initial line-up for Manchester City:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Sterling, Bernardo
Possible initial lineup for Manchester United:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
Man United leads the record for head-to-head matches with Man City from 76 wins to 55, while there have also been 53 draws between the two rivals since 1891.
The two teams drew goalless at Old Trafford earlier this season, but Man City beat Solskjaer’s EFL Cup team in early January, thanks to a 2-0 victory.
Last season’s clash at Etihad Stadium ended with a 2-1 win for Man United, with Rashford and Martial on the scoresheet of the 20 English champions. As a result, Man City’s last home win over the Red Devils in any competition was a 3-1 Premier League triumph in November 2018.
Probability: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
Man United have won three of their last six meetings with Man City in all competitions, suffering only two defeats, both at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are more than capable of making this afternoon difficult for Guardiola’s team, but we are struggling to do anything but win at home here.
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