Manchester United host reigning champions Manchester City in a mouth-watering Manchester derby at Old Trafford in Premier League on Sunday. Who will come out on top at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon? This post contains our Manchester UTD vs Manchester City predictions with bet builder tips, line-ups, team news, how to watch the match, best odds and betting offers.
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How to watch Man UTD vs Man City?
Man UTD v Man City will kick off at the unusual time of 3:30pm GMT on Sunday 30 October at Old Trafford, Manchester.
The Manchester Derby will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage getting underway from 3pm.
Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.
- 3.30 pm: Man UTD vs Man City
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Manchester UTD vs Manchester City betting previewManchester United are languishing in 8th position in the league table with 15 points from nine matches. They are seeking a 4th consecutive victory in all competitions following a 2-1 away league victory over Sheffield United last weekend. In midweek, the Red Devils managed their first win in Champions League, beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 at home with goalkeeper Andrè Onana saving a last-gasp penalty to secure all three points. Prior to these two outings, Erik Ten Hag's men ended a two-match losing streak by beating Brentford 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Manchester City sits 2nd in the Premier League standings with 21 points from nine matches after beating Brighton 2-1 at home last weekend. They are on a two match winning run but have already lost three games so far this season, two in Premier League (a 2-1 defeat at Wolves and the 1-0 loss at Arsenal) and the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in the EFL Cup. Pep Guardiola's men, who are not scoring for fun like last season, have been faultless in Champions League: after defeating Red Star Belgrade (3-1) and Rb Leipzig (1-3 in Germany), they won away at Young Boys (1-3) few days ago.
The last time these two teams met was on the hallowed turf of Wembley in June as Pep Guardiola's side won 2-1 the FA Cup final to move one step closer to a historic treble. As to the league encounters, Man City hammered Ten Hag's men at Etihad 6-3 on October 2022, but the Red Devils won at Old Trafford 2-1 on January 2023. That was the only victory for United in the last 5 Manchester Derby.
Team News & Probable Line-Ups
Manchester UTD (4-2-3-1): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Casemiro, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Casemiro could return for United after his recent injury, with Sofyane Amrabat likely to make room in midfield. Scott McTominay should get the nod over Christian Eriksen to partner the Brazilian in the middle of the park. The likes of Antony, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes will play as offensive midfielders behind the lone striker Rasmus Hojlund. No changes are expected at the back, with Sergio Reguilon and Diogo Dalot retaining their berth as full backs. Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Lisandro Martinez remain sidelined.
Manchester City (3-2-2-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Stones; B.Silva, Alvarez; Doku, Grealish, Haaland
For City, Manuel Akanji is suspended while Kevin De Bruyne is the only long-term injury worry. Guardiola made seven changes for the midweek win over Young Boys and the likes of Julian Alvarez, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Josko Gvardiol are all expect to return. Erling Haaland will spearhead the attack as usual while Jack Grealish is favourite over Phil Foden for a berth upfront. Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake will tussle for Akanji's vacated centre-half spot.
Manchester UTD v Manchester City Predictions
It's hard to look past Manchester City even despite the success United have had in this fixture in recent memory.
Man United are struggling badly at the back and have only scored 11 goals in 9 league games. Their last two victories were extremely lucky and goalkeeper Andrè Onana has been unconvining so far.
Man City have hardly been exemplary in defence this season, but their offensive potential is impressive and we expect them to claim the bragging rights at Old Trafford.
In addition to a Man City win, we back Julian Alvarez to find the back of the net and the 1-2 scoreline in the Correct Score market.
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