Manchester City vs Manchester United: Predicted starting lineups, predictions, team news

Manchester City vs Manchester United: Predicted starting lineups, predictions, team news

Manchester City will welcome city rivals Manchester United at Etihad on Sunday in the Premier League and below are our predicted starting lineups, team news and betting tips.

Man United have won their last four league matches, that achievement include wins over Liverpool and Arsenal.

The Red Devils will now look to beat Man City, who have not lost a game in the league this season so far, having won five and drew two in their opening seven league games.

The Manchester derby would be Erik ten Hag‘s first and the Dutchman would rather want his side’s performance to be worthwhile to the Red Army.

Manchester United, Manchester City Team News

Manchester United

Erik ten Hag is obviously going to be without Harry Maguire in his travelling squad to Etihad after the England international sustained a hamstring injury during England’s 3-3 draw against Germany last weekend in the UEFA Nations League.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial did not train with the Manchester United first team on Wednesday and as a result, both have slim chances of making the squad in time for the Etihad trip.

Rashford scored two goals and provided an assist as Man United beat Arsenal 3-1 earlier this month in the Premier League. His absence would be a huge for the Red Devils, given the England international’s recent form.

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola‘s men is expected to be without John Stones suffered an injury during England’s 3-3 draw against Germany last weekend. Stones started at right-back as Manchester City beat Wolves 3-0 before the international break.

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The Citizens could be without Aymeric Laporte in their starting lineup for the game, although he has chances of making the squad.

Laporte hasn’t played a game for Manchester City this season due to a knee injury and his expected return, according to Premier Injuries is this week.

Kalvin Philips will not be in Guardiola’s squad due to a shoulder injury he suffered earlier this month. The England international, according to Pep Guardiola could return in time for the World Cup.

Predicted Starting Lineups

Manchester City

GK: Ederson
DF: Kyle-Walker, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo
MF: De Bruyne, Gundogan, Rodri
FW: B. Silva, Haaland, Foden

Manchester United

GK: De Gea
DF: Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Malacia
MF: McTominay, Fernandes, Eriksen
FW: Antony, Ronaldo, Sancho

Predictions

Both teams to score – YES
Over 2.5 goals – YES
Scott McTominay and Rodri to be booked – YES