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Man City – Man United Preview

Manchester City hosts Manchester United at the Etihad in the big derby of Manchester. Stay with us and these free soccer predictions daily for one of the best English matches. Here we go!


Manchester City are just one point behind the Premier League leaders Liverpool so the title race in England is as hot as ever. Pep Guardiola’s team will try to take the top position in the league, but it also depends on Liverpool’s results. One thing is for sure – the Cityzens will wait for a mistake from the Reds, but they must keep winning, too.


Man City approach the local derby after a stunning 6-2 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup. The game was a true masterclass from Erling Haaland who scored five goals in the match. It seems that the Norwegian striker is once again finding his peak form. That’s bad news for Manchester City’s opponents who will have some serious problems with him.


Pep Guardiola is usually rotating his line-up so we expect something like this to happen in the Manchester derby. Rodri was rested against Luton Town, but surely he will start against United. Ruben Dias shall return in defense while Julian Alvarez should start alongise Haaland in the attack. The Argentine striker is having a very good season so he will be important for City.


Kevin De Bruyne’s return to form is another huge news for Man City. The Belgian midfield maestro assisted four of Haaland’s five goals against Luton. That’s what he does best – providing for his teammates. When De Bruyne and Haaland are playing together, Manchester City becomes a much more dangerous team.


Most of Man City’s players are fit and ready to play at the moment. Josko Gvardiol is not available, though – the Croatian defenders is still recovering from his injury.


Manchester United are currently sitting on 6th place in the standings with 44 points won. The Red Devils enjoyed a good run of consecutive wins, but recently they brought a major dissapointment to their fans – a 1-2 home defeat against Fulham at the Old Trafford. It’s really unexpected to see United losing at home in this game as they are regarded huge favorites to win. Harry Maguire equalised for Man Utd in the 89th minute, but Erik ten Hag’s team conceded a late goal in the 97th minute, losing the game.


Once again Ten Hag should analyse what happened and take some measures. He started the 19-years old Omari Forson against Fulham, but Christian Eriksen or Scott McTominay could replace him at the Etihad. Surely United will need some experience when they face the reigning champion. Antony is another option for the Dutch manager, but everyone knows that he’s not playing at the desired levels since arriving in England.


Manchester United’s counter-attacks are going to be the team’s most significant weapon against City on Sunday. It means that Bruno Fernandes will be the creative force in City’s half while Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford will rely on their speed. At the same time

Casemiro and Kobbie Mainoo will have to be very solid in midfield and keep United’ back.


Erik ten Hag has many injured players at the moment. Rasmus Hojlund is not avaliable in the attack while Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial are out of the squad as well.


These are our free soccer predictions daily for the Premier League derby between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad. The Cityzens are favorites to secure the three points, but sometimes these derbies could be unpredictable. Manchester United suffered a surprising defeat in their last game against Fulham which worried the fans. Let’s see if they can regroup against one of the strongest teams in the league.