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Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview


Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

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7 March 2021 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET Premier League Etihad Stadium

There will be fireworks when Manchester City and Mancchester United take on each other in the Manchester derby on Sunday afternoon. 

The Citizens were having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, but they look unstoppable in the Premier League in 2021. 

Pep Guardiola’s troops aim to cement top position in the standings, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Sunday’s showdown.

Since summer signing Nathan Ake should be the only absentee in Pep Guardiola’s team, home win should be considered. 

The Red Devils, on the other hand, dropped two points in a goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, and we do not believe that they are capable of melting Man City’s advantage in the standings. Both Pogba and Mata remain in the recovery room, but Martial should be fully fit to face the Citizens.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester City Manchester United played so far 50 matches.
Manchester City won 19 direct matches. 

Manchester United won 23 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.74 goals per Match.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction

Manchester City in actual season average scored 2.18 goals per match. In 16 (84.21%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (57.89%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United average scored 1.98 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 14 (66.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Man City boss Guardiola revealed on Friday that he has a full squad for this contest, with Nathan Ake overcoming a muscular problem to make himself available for selection.

There are expected to be wholesale changes from the side that started against Wolves, with Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko all in line to return 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 the middle, with Foden and Bernardo Silva in the wide areas, meaning that Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Mahrez could all be on the bench.

As for Man United, Solskjaer confirmed on Friday that David de Gea has returned to Spain for the birth of his first child, meaning that Dean Henderson will keep his spot between the sticks.

Phil Jones, Juan Mata and Pogba are all still unavailable through injury, but Martial and Donny van de Beek could return to the squad, having been absent against Palace.

Victor Lindelof is also expected to return in the heart of the defence as his back problem was protected against Palace, while Daniel James is likely to feature on the right for the Red Devils.

Greenwood could be the player to drop out in the final third, with Edinson Cavani making his return from injury at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, and the Uruguay international should retain his spot here.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Sterling, Bernardo

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani