Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds
A new story will unfold for the blockbuster Manchester derby as Manchester City is set to host Manchester United in an exciting EPL fixture on Sunday, March 6. The City boys were quick to get back their form in the game against Everton after facing a shocking loss to Tottenham Hotspur. They will surely look to consolidate their position at the top of the points table.
The last fixture for Manchester United must be frustrating for them as they couldn’t score a single goal against a much lower-ranked team, Watford. The Red Devils have a full week to prepare for the big clash against their arch-rivals. The statement of Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes after the last game highlights the importance of the City game for the Reds. Fernandes said:
”It’s one of those games where we know what it means for the city, for the fans, for the club and for ourselves.It’s a game we want to win at all costs.”
The City fans would really wish to see their superstar Riyad Mahrez back on the field for the all-important clash on Sunday. Manchester United will be hoping Edinson Cavani to be available for the upcoming game.
The latest Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds have Machester City as favorites for this Match
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Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Manchester City are currently at the top of the Premier League points table with 66 points from 27 matches, 6 points ahead of Liverpool. They have lost only 3 games so far. The Citizens will be hosting the Reds after a 1-0 win over Everton in the last game. They have a match against Peterborough in the FA cup before the next EPL clash.
Manchester United are currently at the 4th spot with 47 points from 27 matches. The Red Devils are struggling with their form as they have won only 1 of their last 5 games. They are likely to lose their position in the top 5 if they fail to get back the momentum soon. Manchester United will face City after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Watford.
The Citizens have maintained a good average of 2.37 goals per game in the current season. The Reds’ goal-scoring average stands at 1.63.
The City boys have a much higher ball possession percentage of 67.73% as well. Manchester United have their ball possession percentage at 54.07%.
Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds: H2H
Matches: 186 | Man City: 56 | Man Utd: 77 | Draw: 53
Recent 5 Meetings: Man City: 2 | Man Utd: 2 | Draw: 1
Last Meeting: Manchester City defeated Manchester United with a score of 2-0 in a Premier League fixture on 6 November, 2021.
Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo, Elanga.
Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
The City forward attack is led by the Algerian spearhead Riyad Mahrez who was out for the last two games as part of Guardiola’s rotation policy. Mahrez has been brilliant this season with 8 goals, 4 assists and 5 big chances created. Raheem Sterling is another star striker in the City squad who has 10 goals to his name as of now.
Manchester United is lucky to have Christiano Ronaldo in their forward attack who is regarded as one of the best footballers in the current era. Ronaldo has scored 9 times this season with 63% dribbling success.
Kevin De Bruyne is a key player for City in the midfield. De Bruyne has played consistently with 7 goals, 2 assists and 9 big chances created in the current EPL season. The Spanish midfielder Rodri is another important player for the Citizens. Rodri has scored 3 goals so far and he has played with a passing accuracy of 92%.
Manchester United depends heavily on the star French midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba has 1 goal, 8 assists and 6 big chances created in the ongoing season till now. Scott McTominay is another crucial player who has played with a passing accuracy of 85% and 77% dribbling success.
Joao Cancelo and Aymeric Laporte are the key players for City in the defense department. Cancelo had as many as 14 clean sheets this season with an average of 2.1 tackles per game. He has also assisted in 5 goals. Laporte had 11 clean sheets so far with 88% dribbling success.
Raphael Varane has played well as a defender for the Reds. Varane had 4 clean sheets as of now with an average of 3.1 clearances per game. Goalkeeper David De Gea needs to be at his best against City. De Gea’s percentage of saves per game stands at 74% currently.
Man City vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Manchester City will definitely start as favorites for the mega clash on Sunday. However. The Red Devils will leave no stone unturned to give a tough fight to the hosts. Fans can expect a nail-biting encounter when these two arch-rivals will lock horns at the Etihad. All the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting a win for City.