If you are a football lover around the world, then there is no doubt that you have come across the fixture between Manchester United vs Manchester City, famously known as the Manchester derby. The two teams over the years have fought for dominance in Manchester, both giving it their all. Manchester City and Manchester United meet on 12th December which will be on Saturday, playing at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Both teams have started their campaign this season on a low note, already bagging a number of losses. As things stand right now, Manchester United is ahead of Manchester City in the league table, only one point separating the two giants of English football. Manchester united have not been on their best form lately being very shaky and inconsistent while Manchester city’s form has slowly started building back as the players have started to gain their confidence back.
Match analysis and preview
Recently Manchester United have had a poor form in the Champions League. Despite kicking off their Champions league campaign well and leading in their group, they have been knocked out of the Champions league, losing two consecutive games, between PSG where they lost 3 to 1 and the recent game between RB Leipzig where they lost 3 to 2, which made them pack their bags and join the Europa League.
Manchester United are still title league contenders if you let the stats speak for themselves. They have won five consecutive away matches, where they have gone forward to win the match coming from a losing position and completing the comeback. Ole Gunnar’s red army have a perfect away form in the premier league winning nine consecutive games, a factor that has helped and contributed to the manager retaining his position.
match prediction analysis
Manchester City on the other hand has regained their usual form and haven’t lost in their last five premier league matches, not conceding any goals in those matches. Pep Guardiola’s blue army have lost only one game in their last 15 games of which was between the league leaders, Tottenham as for now. Manchester United has a point to prove as Ole Gunnar has defeated Pep Guardiola three times out of five.
Manchester United vs Manchester City, might not be a high scoring game as both teams haven’t been excellent in attacking and in utilizing their chances. Manchester city have scored six goals and conceded also five goals in the last five campaign matches, Pep Guardiola’s men have only won a single game in their away form in the premier league while Manchester United have a poor home campaign record , hence this fixture would be interesting
Manchester United vs Manchester city starting lineups
Manchester united form in the premier league- DLWWWW
Manchester city form in the premier league- DWDLWW
Possible starting lineups and prediction
Manchester United possible starting eleven can include:
De Gea(GK), Defenders- Lindelof, Maguire, wan bissaka, Telles
Midfield- Fred, Mata, McTominay, Fernandes
Attackers- Greenwood, Rashford
Manchester city possible starting eleven can include:
Ederson (GK), Defenders- Walker, Dias, Stones, Mendy
Midfielders- Rodri, De Bryune, Fernadinho,
Attackers- Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus
In the Manchester United vs Manchester City fixture held on Saturday, we predict that Manchester City will win.
Manchester United 1 Manchester city 2 (correct score)
We also predict that Marcus Rushford will score at any given time.