Manchester United - Manchester City Prediction and Analysis
Saturday's Premier League action begins at Old Trafford.
When Manchester United and Manchester City meet in this exciting match.
It is certainly one of the biggest and oldest city rivalries not only in Europe but in the whole world.
The current edition of the derby comes at a time when both teams are in very good, if not superb, form.
United have won 6 in a row in all competitions. In which they scored 15 goals and conceded only one.
Five of those successes were at their home ground, Old Trafford. And that is one of my main reasons for giving them a vote of confidence here.
Despite being listed as underdogs, I think the Red Devils have the quality and momentum on their side.
Additionally, they will be looking to make amends for a humiliating 3-6 loss at home to the Citizens.
That could also prove to be a strong motive for a home win here.
Premier League top scorer Erling Haaland scored a hat-trick in that game.
And although he can add another goal to his 21 goals today, I expect United to take 3 points.
Which makes the option "1 and goal/goal" also very interesting for playing with an appetizing odds.
Of course, there is great value in the pure "1" as well.
Manchester United - stats and info
Since the 1-3 defeat by Aston Villa at the beginning of November, Manchester United have won 8 official matches.
Four of them were in the Premier League. In this way, they displaced Tottenham from the fourth place .
It's almost five hours of Premier League action since the Red Devils last conceded a goal.
And as a host, they are unbeaten in 11 consecutive matches in all tournaments (10 wins and 1 draw).
With that in mind, United will be looking to end their nasty 3-game losing streak against Man City .
Erik ten Hag dramatically changed the fortunes of the Red Devils after the last of those losses.
Which was the humiliating 3-6 defeat in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium in early October.
Marcus Rashford scored a late brace in the midweek League Cup clash.
With which he cemented the Red Devils' easy 3-0 home victory over third-division Charlton.
And so he sent his team to the semi-finals of the competition.
Beating Manchester City for the first time since March 2021 will require a lot more effort.
But the hosts have gone from strength to strength since the resumption of club football in December.
The men from The Hague have won all six official matches in the post-World Cup period with a combined score of 15-1.
Scoring exactly three goals four times during that time.
Manchester City - statistics and info
A Riyad Mahrez strike gave City a narrow 1-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge in top-flight action on 05/01.
And a few days later , Pep Guardiola's side humiliated Chelsea 4-0 in an FA Cup 3rd round match.
Citizens, however, cannot afford to rest on their laurels from such victories.
As they need to close the 5 point gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Who in turn will face North London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Manchester City head into this match on the back of a 3-match away Premier League winning streak.
Including two narrow 1-0 triumphs over Leicester and Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola's men scored 6 goals against Man United in October.
And they are 3 goals away from tying the record for most goals scored against the Red Devils by an opponent in a season.
This achievement would be a fitting way to celebrate Guardiola's 500th match in his Premier League managerial career.
Having won their last 2 visits to Old Trafford to nil (twice 2-0), it doesn't seem so impossible.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Anthony, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Injured: Van de Beek, Tuanzebe, Sancho
Lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Matches Man United - Man City
|VL||02/10/22||Man City 6:3 Man United|
|VL||06/03/22||Man City 4:1 Man United|
|VL||06/11/21||Man Utd 0:2 Man City|
|VL||07/03/21||Man City 0:2 Man Utd|
|KL||06/01/21||Man Utd 0:2 Man City|
|VL||12/12/20||Man Utd 0:0 Man City|