Manchester United are set to play Manchester City on Saturday in the Premier League as the season moves ahead. Both teams will be eyeing a win.
Kick-off : 5:30 PM (Local)
Venue : Etihad Stadium, Manchester
United will be looking for success in the Manchester derby as they aim to hold on to that second position in the points table.
Man United were knocked out in the Champions League by Sevilla but since have made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
United’s chances of winning the league this season are slim to none. They are way behind City who are first in the table with 84 points. The Red Devils trail them by 16 points.
On the other hand, Man City suffered a morale damaging 0-3 defeat against Liverpool in midweek in the Champions League. But will need to lift themselves ahead of the Manchester derby.
City has have had a fantastic domestic season so far and are on their way to winning the Premier League. They can win the league if they defeat United on Saturday.
United by the way are ahead on the head to head against City. They have won 59 matches compared to City’s 45 out of the 151 matches played between them so far. 47 other games have been a draw.
Team news and possible line-ups
Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy are both doubtful for Man City for the weekend game. While Pep Guardiola could rest players ahead of the crucial Champions League game in coming days.
As for Manchester United, Sergio Romero and Daley Blind will be unavailable as due to injury.
Manchester City XI : Ederson, Otamendi, Kompany, Danilo, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Jesus.
Manchester United XI : De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Young, Pogba, Matic, Sanchez, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku.
I think this game will be a draw. It will end 2-2.