Manchester United vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Team News

Manchester United vs Manchester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 24th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.00 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Suffering a disappointing loss against Everton, Manchester United are facing tougher situation this midweek. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s set to face their arch rival, Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Manchester City Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this midweek Premier League derby.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Manchester United

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: De Gea(g);Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw(def);McTominay, Matic, Pogba(mid);Lingard, Rashford, Martial(att).

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko(def);Fernandinho, Gundogan, D. Silva(mid); B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this midweek Manchester derby, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Manchester United

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLL

Man United have been in a poor form recently, picking up only one win and four defeats in their latest five. Solksjaer’s side latest league game was a shocking 4-0 defeat against Everton.

That result puts more pressure on United as they’re still pushing for that top four seat. Getting a win against Man City won’t be easy, but it’s something that Man U must try to do.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WLWWW

Pep Guardiola’s side are still working to forget their painful Champions League exit from Tottenham Hotspur last midweek. They did it pretty well this past weekend by beating Spurs 1-0 at Etihad stadium.

Needing a win to regain their table topping position, Man City are pushing for three points on Wednesday. Guardiola is now hoping that his team can defend their league title at the end of season.

Team News

Manchester United

Man United still have some potential absentee for this weekend with Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera potentially out. Luke Shaw is set to make his return though after serving his two games suspension.

Despite his poor form recently, Paul Pogba is still Man United’s main man in midfield. Solksjaer could decide to return with Rashford, Lukaku and Martial trio upfront this midweek.

Manchester City

Guardiola doesn’t have too much injury issues to concern, though Kevin De Bruyne might not start this midweek. The Belgium international was limping off during their weekend victory over Spurs.

Pep could decide to start Gundogan in midfield, accompanying Fernandinho and David Silva. Sergio Aguero set to lead the line again for City with Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have actually been pretty tight with each winning twice and drawing once.

However, their latest match up on November 11, 2018 was won by City in a convincing 3-1 scoreline.

Match Prediction

Playing away at Old Trafford won’t stop Man City from playing their normal attacking football. Tiredness can still be the main issue for Guardiola’s side, but their opponent are not doing well at the moment.

Man United will try their best to take down their city rival, but Solksjaer’s side must avoid making mistakes. City will be favorite to win, but they must remain composed and cautious over United’s threat.

Final Score: 0-2

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