The English Champions are buckled up for their big event on Saturday – the Manchester derby, which is to be held at the City of Manchester Stadium. Following years of rivalry, this clash has grabbed the attention of football fans and we can’t wait to see the result of this clash on Matchday 16.
Winning back to back games has ensured that the Red Devils are on their path to resurgence as they travel to Manchester. But they will be meeting the Citizens on open field, aware of the fact that the hosts can’t afford to lose this game and further widen the 11-point gap between them and Liverpool.
When is the Manchester Derby?
Event: 2019-20 English Premier League
Game: Manchester City VS Manchester United
Date: Saturday 7 December
Location: Manchester (Etihad Stadium)
TV Channel, Live Coverage, and Online Streaming
- The Manchester derby taking place this Saturday will be aired live on Sky Sports Premier League.
- For viewers in the United States, you can watch the event on NBC Sports Live and NBCSports.com. The live streaming of the game will also be available on fuboTV.
- beIN Sports will telecast the event in the Middle East and Hotstar will stream the event live in India.
According to bet365, the betting odds of Manchester City VS Manchester United match is fixed as:
Manchester City – 1.30
Manchester United – 10.00
Draw – 5.50
In order to know the complete list of fixtures along with the odds, visit our page EPL weekly odds and outright odds.
Manchester Derby Facts
With injuries piling up on the Red Devils side, Anthony Martial will join the list of players who will miss the derby, including Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot and Fosu-Mensah. As for Pep Guardiola’s City, the club is back to its winning ways after they crushed Burnely 4-1 with a dominating performance on Wednesday. Meanwhile United’s resurrection from their disappointing season so far, has been absolutely terrific and apparently they are now at the crossroads of their campaign. Although many sports analysts and betting sites have placed their hopes on Manchester City who have stayed glorious in their run, the comeback of the Red Devils has created much hype for this clash on Matchday 16.
Head to Head
On April 25, Manchester City made a bold statement 0-2 at the Old Trafford against the Red Devils in a Premier League clash. Out of their last 4 meetings, City have managed to grab 3 wins whilst United won only once in an away fixture. Two meetings prior to that clash, the Red Devils took on the hosts of the City of Manchester Stadium and made their comeback by making it 2-3 at the end of a great clash. Since both teams are looking for a resurgence in the campaign, this clash could be tight but the Red Devils won’t compare to the strength of the Champions at their home but let’s not judge it from here.
A title run for the Citizens
Despite losing track here and there, Manchester City have managed to cope up with the Premier League’s standards by rising back every time. As they take on their rivals this weekend, they will be challenging themselves as to how far they could fall and resurrect again via this derby clash. But their opponents are far more synonymous with the term ‘resurgence’ and they have already started doing what they are really good at. It seems as though the dormant side of Manchester United woke up all of a sudden, just to prepare themselves for this big game. Everything said, there is no denial that the Champions have done a brilliant job at trailing the Reds for the top position and they won’t stop until they’ve taken what is rightfully theirs.
Let this be made clear, nobody can deny the fact that the Red Devils have improvised a lot in their recent games compared to their worst run ever in the league since April. Since they are also running out of options, factually speaking this is the best thing they can do to help themselves at the moment. But taking on a giant like Manchester City is definitely going to be tough, no matter what team is played alongside.
Considering the fact that the Citizens have made an impressive run so far chasing the Reds for the top position in the table, they seem quite unstoppable. Therefore this clash will undoubtedly favor the hosts, considering their efforts and progress in the campaign but it will also be one of the best Manchester derbies in recent years.